A couple of cardiologists (Meyer Friedman and R. H. Rosenman) proposed that more people are likely to have a heart attack, not because of their diet but because of the type of person they are. In the 1950s, these two cardiologists were paying a fortune every month on fixing some upholstered chairs in the waiting room. One month, the regular upholsterer was out on vacation and got a replacement for him. The guy asks the doctors what the problem was with their patients; nobody wears the chairs this way. The front two inches of the seat cushion and the front two inches of the arm rest were totally shredded and the rest of the chair was fine. The doctors decided to look out into the waiting room for the new few weeks and found that people sitting in those seats would squirm and sit on the edge of the seat the entire time and fuss with the arm chair while sitting in the waiting room. Instead of sitting back in their seats, reading magazines like patients waiting in other rooms, they were perched on the edge of their seats getting ready to sprint to be ready for when their name was called to see the doctor. These two doctors conducted research on the reasons for heart disease and discovered the type A personality. Later on, Friedman led a study that showed that heart attack risks could be dramatically lowered when Type A sufferers learned, essentially, to slow down and chill out.
According to Wikipedia, type A people are "ambitious, rigidly organized, highly status conscious, can be sensitive, care for other people, are truthful, impatient, always try to help others, take on more than they can handle, want other people to get to the point, proactive, and obsessed with time management. People with Type A personalities are often high-achieving "workaholics" who multi-task, push themselves with deadlines, and hate both delays and ambivalence." Do any of these traits fit you?
So, I'm thinking, putting an IGM Acupressure practitioner in every cardiologist's office would help patients with their stress. Right?