While autogenic therapy can help all kinds of people, it is especially beneficial to those who suffer from insomnia or sleep deprivation. Anyone that experiences conditions of stress can benefit from participating in autogenic therapy as well. Many illnesses and diseases are actually caused from stress or are worsened through stress. Autogenic therapy gives people a tool for self-treatment that can help all kinds of stress-related conditions, such as migraines, asthma and skin conditions.
The techniques used in autogenic therapy minimize the level of stress in the body and substitutes it with a sense of calm and well-being, which raises our ability to self-heal in natural way. The primary exercises involved in autogenic therapy encourage methods of self relaxation that include alleviating weightiness within the musculo-skeletal system and encouraging warmness within the circulatory system. Other exercises include paying attention to and monitoring breathing, heartbeat, forehead temperature and the abdomen.