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~Improved Mood


Researchers at the University of Washington and Group Health Center for Health Studies shows that depressed older adults use more health care services and have 43-56 percent higher health care costs than their peers who do not suffer from depression.(Sowers, P., 2003)


Stress alters neurotransmitters that regulate mood and emotion, leaving a person more susceptible to depression and anxiety. Depression can also worsen inflammatory conditions. For example, a study out of Stanford University Medical Center, Calif., discovered that people who are depressed experience two times more chronic pain than those who are not depressed.




The value of a team empowered by mutual respect, productive communication and lower stress cannot be underestimated. HealthRHYTHMS is a tool which can be used for team empowerment. The drum allows this process to be a fun and rewarding experience which research has shown can have positive biological as well as psycho-social benefit.


~Increased NK Cell Activity


Controlled studies showed one hour of HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming increases white blood cells that seek out and destroy cancer and virally infected cells (Natural Killer Cells, NK). The original study was replicated in Japan with corporate employees.


Tests showed an increase in NK cell activity for participants with low pre-intervention levels and a decrease in NK cell activity for participants with over-performing NK cell activity. Strengthening of immune function may lead to better health and lower medical costs.


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The information presented is for educational purposes only and is not given with the intention of diagnosing, prescribing or treating any medical or psychological condition. No responsibility is assumed by the author nor anyone connected with this site, and no guarantees of any kind are made for the performance or effectiveness of the recommendations provided.


This service is intended to complement, not replace, any medical or psychological care you may be receiving. You bear the responsibility to research and discuss any of the recommendations by I.O.N. Wellness, LLC with your qualified health care provider. We do not diagnose, prescribe, or treat nor do we interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. You should understand that advice will not take the place of medical care and recommend you see a qualified health care provider for physical or psychological ailments.



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