What is PMR?
Progressive Muscle Relaxation is an amazing tool that can help you relax and experience feelings of warmth and well-being. It can also teach you to recognize the difference between the sensations of tension and relaxation. PMR is a simple process of tensing and releasing muscles in your body.
When done properly, PMR will reduce pulse rate, blood pressure, and decrease respiration and perspiration rates. In other words, it lowers anxiety levels!
All of us need to work towards a lifestyle of greater relaxation. However, if you are suffering from anxiety, depression , irritable bowel syndrome, or insomnia , PMR can provide some much needed relief.
How to do PMR
When I teach my clients PMR, we generally focus on four major muscle groups:
1. Head, face, throat and shoulders
2. Biceps, forearms, hands
Can taking muscle relaxers reduce your threshold to seizures? I currently take Lamictal for seizure control and Zanaflex for neck pain. Can the Zanaflex lower my threshold?
Best Regards, Cindy.
I don’t know that Zanaflex can do this, at least not in over 5000 patients on it per myself. Lamictal would raise seizure thresholds and can help headaches and Migraines as well. We have many patients on this for these clinical problems.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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