Deep Breathing: A Research Study

Healthy volunteers are needed for an NUNM research study in yogic breathing (pranayama) and relaxation. You may be eligible if you:

  • Are between the ages of 25 and 55
  • Have no history of chronic disease including heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, diabetes, etc.
  • Can attend 5 morning study visits at NUNM in SW Portland
  • Do not regularly practice yoga, meditation, qigong, tai chi or breathing exercises more than once per week and have not had formal teacher training in any meditation/consciousness practices
  • Are a non-smoker and are willing to abstain from products containing tobacco, recreational drugs, or excessive alcohol and strenuous physical exercise for 24 hours prior to each study visit

Participants who qualify will receive up to $150 upon study completion.

For more information, call 503.552.1746 or email

This study is being conducted by Helfgott Research Institute at National University of Natural Medicine.

Principal Investigator: Alison Lacombe, PhD
IRB#: AL2222017

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