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LIST OF RESEARCH about Sauna, Cold & Meditation effects to the human body

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- The Results of the Global Sauna Survey

Who are the sauna users and why they use a sauna, what is their motivation? These are some questions that were answered in this study. The study was designed to explore demographics, motivations, and experiences of current sauna bathers on a global scale.

Published: ELSEVIER - ScienceDirect, 2019, June

- Clinical Effects of Regular Dry Sauna Bathing: A Systematic Review

This article presents a systematic review of multiple clinical studies from 2000 onwards reporting on the health effects of regular dry sauna bathing on humans. 

Published: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018

- Meditation and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

This scientific statement from the American Heart Association systematically reviewed the data on the potential benefits of meditation on cardiovascular risk.  Studies have included those investigating the physiological response to stress, smoking cessation, blood pressure reduction, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, endothelial function, inducible myocardial ischemia, and primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. 

Published: Journal of the American Heart Association, 2017 Oct 6.

- Cold-water immersion and other forms of cryotherapy: physiological changes potentially affecting recovery from high-intensity exercise

The article discusses the physiological/metabolic changes due to cold therapy and effects on recovery from high-intensity exercise and suggests potential positive effects.

Published: Extreme Physiology & Medicine2013

Authors: Gillian E White, Greg D Wells

- Whole-Body Hyperthermia for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

The study suggests that the whole body hyperthermia ( elevated body temperature ) induced by heating the body has a positive antidepressant effect with a therapeutic benefit.

Published: JAMA Psychiatry. 2016