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Herbert Benson, MD

  • Phone: 617-643-6090
Department of Medicine
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Waltham: Mass General West
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, University Hospital
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Three New DVDs available - Lectures from our 5-Day Clinical Training

Three new DVDs are now for sale in our store. These DVDs are live recordings of lectures from our popular Clinical Training in Mind Body Medicine, a five-day course we offer in partnership with Harvard Medical School.

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Dr. Herbert Benson of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital offers suggestions for avoiding holiday stress

Summer Seminar: Mind/Body - Components, Research, Techniques and Applications with the RR

This course, which will be both didactic and experiential, will focus on understanding the foundation of mind/body medicine, the role of stress in illness, recent research advances, and techniques and applications.

Enriched environment improves wound healing in rats

Improving the environment in which rats are reared can significantly strengthen the physiological process of wound healing, according to a report in the open-access journal PLoS ONE. MGH researchers found that giving rats living in isolation the opportunity to build nests led to faster and more complete healing of burn injuries.

Study identifies genes, pathways altered during relaxation response practice

A new study from investigators at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at MGH and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center finds that elicitation of the relaxation response produces immediate changes in the expression of genes involved in immune function, energy metabolism and insulin secretion.

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
151 Merrimac Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-4714

Phone: 617-643-6090
Phone 2: 617-643-6070
Fax: 617-643-6077