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Take one look at the news, and you’re sure to get stressed. Just this week, Turkey called an emergency NATO meeting amid an airstrike campaign against ISIS, the Chinese stock market crashed, and Donald Trump is…well, Donald Trump. All of this turmoil is enough to make a person sweat.

But in some cities, the cure to easing anxiety might be just be around the corner…literally. In study after study, meditation has emerged as a great way to boost happiness. In a 2011 study by the Massachusetts General Hospital, scientists had 16 people participate in an eight-week meditation class. At the conclusion of the course, the researchers found that “parts of the participants’ brains associated with compassion and self-awareness grew, and parts associated with stress shrank.”

And though the biological, stress-relieving impacts of acupuncture remain mostly a mystery in the scientific community, The Journal of Endocrinology found in 2013 that “stress hormones were lower in rats that had received electronic acupuncture.”

This isn’t to say that upsetting global issues should be ignored. However, learning mindfulness and some of these ancient alternative medical practices can help foster a healthy mental balance.

Using data from Dun & Bradstreet, FindTheHome teamed up with FindTheCompany to create a “Zen-dex” that combines the number of yoga studios and alternative medicine businesses per 10K people in cities with over 60K people. From these numbers, they determined the top 50 most zen cities in America.

Burbank, CA

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Zendex Score: 95.66
Yoga studios per 10K people: 0.5
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.2
Population: 103,850

Sunnyvale, CA

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Zendex Score: 95.67
Yoga studios per 10K people: 0.3
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.4
Population: 143,315

Millcreek, UT

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Zendex Score: 95.72
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.4
Population: 62,201

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wikimedia Commons

Zendex Score: 95.74
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.1
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.2
Population: 168,603

Pasadena, CA

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Zendex Score: 95.78
Yoga studios per 10K people: 0.7
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.9
Population: 138,004

San Diego, CA

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Zendex Score: 95.84
Yoga studios per 10K people: 0.9
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.7
Population: 1,322,838

Kendall, FL

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 95.91
Yoga studios per 10K people: 0.5
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.3
Population: 77,018

Newton, MA

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Zendex Score: 95.92
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.2
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.3
Population: 86,241

Evanston, IL

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 95.97
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.5
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 0.8
Population: 74,937

Salt Lake City, UT

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 96.18
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.5
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1
Population: 188,141

Ann Arbor, MI

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Zendex Score: 96.19
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.6
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 0.7
Population: 115,331

Eugene, OR

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 96.23
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.9
Population: 157,318

Fort Collins, CO

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 96.24
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.2
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.6
Population: 146,822

San Clemente, CA

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Zendex Score: 96.28
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.1
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.7
Population: 63,994

Costa Mesa, CA

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Zendex Score: 96.29
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.3
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.4
Population: 110,871

Anchorage, AK

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 96.37
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.7
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 0.8
Population: 295,237

Gainesville, FL

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Zendex Score: 96.43
Yoga studios per 10K people: 0.4
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 3
Population: 125,845

Missoula, MT

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 96.45
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.3
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.5
Population: 67,710

Ellicott City, MD

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Zendex Score: 96.63
Yoga studios per 10K people: 0.6
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.8
Population: 66,725

Monterey Park, CA

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 96.72
Yoga studios per 10K people: 0.2
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 3.6
Population: 60,591

Mountain View, CA

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 96.74
Yoga studios per 10K people: 0.9
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.4
Population: 75,477

Rockville, MD

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Zendex Score: 96.83
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.4
Population: 62,130

Portland, ME

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Zendex Score: 96.99
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.1
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.4
Population: 66,227

Bellingham, WA

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 97.01
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.6
Population: 81,576

Denver, CO

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 97.06
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.6
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.6
Population: 619,297

Cambridge, MA

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 97.10
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.7
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.5
Population: 105,737

Bellevue, WA

Wikimedia Commons

Zendex Score: 97.13
Yoga studios per 10K people: 0.8
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 3.1
Population: 129,209

Torrance, CA

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 97.14
Yoga studios per 10K people: 0.3
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 3.8
Population: 146,187

Walnut Creek, CA

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 97.22
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.7
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.7
Population: 65,122

Newport Beach, CA

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 97.44
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.6
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.1
Population: 86,001

Scottsdale, AZ

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 97.58
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2.3
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.3
Population: 221,283

San Francisco, CA

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Zendex Score: 97.69
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.4
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.9
Population: 817,501

Palo Alto, CA

Wikimedia Commons

Zendex Score: 97.81
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.1
Population: 65,234

Miami Beach, FL

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 97.92
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2.6
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 1.3
Population: 89,412

Boca Raton, FL

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Zendex Score: 97.94
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.7
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.8
Population: 86,671

Redondo Beach, CA

Wikimedia Commons

Zendex Score: 98.14
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2.1
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.5
Population: 67,094

Asheville, NC

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Zendex Score: 98.26
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2.1
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.8
Population: 84,883

Delray Beach, FL

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Zendex Score: 98.34
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2.6
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.3
Population: 61,875

Bend, OR

Wikimedia Commons

Zendex Score: 98.41
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2.4
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 2.7
Population: 78,128

Bethesda, MD

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 98.51
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 3.8
Population: 60,995

Portland, OR

Wikimedia Commons

Zendex Score: 98.53
Yoga studios per 10K people: 1.8
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 4
Population: 594,687

Seattle, WA

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 98.58
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2.3
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 3.4
Population: 624,681

Kirkland, WA

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Zendex Score: 98.66
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2.6
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 3
Population: 75,835

Santa Barbara, CA

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Zendex Score: 98.87
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2.6
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 4
Population: 89,062

Berkeley, CA

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 98.92
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 5.2
Population: 114,037

Santa Fe, NM

Wikimedia Commons

Zendex Score: 98.99
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 5.5
Population: 68,800

Encinitas, CA

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 99.39
Yoga studios per 10K people: 3.8
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 5.8
Population: 60,321

Santa Cruz, CA

Wikipedia

Zendex Score: 99.43
Yoga studios per 10K people: 2.9
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 7.8
Population: 61,245

Santa Monica, CA

Zendex Score: 99.57
Yoga studios per 10K people: 4.3
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 7.7
Population: 90,752

Boulder, CO

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Zendex Score: 99.61
Yoga studios per 10K people: 4.2
Alternative medicine clinics per 10K people: 8.8
Population: 100,363

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