Stories about ‘Meditation and Health’

If you or anyone you know suffers from some type of chronic inflammation, a recent study shows that practicing mindfulness meditation can provide much-needed relief better than other stress-reduction techniques.

People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma — in which psychological stress plays a major role — …

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Researchers may have found a mechanism by which meditation produces the physical benefits it has been known for. The study has found that practicing meditation has an almost instantaneous effect on gene activity, activating the beneficial genes in particular associated with cellular energy production, blood sugar control, and prevention of cellular aging. More on the …

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Meditation practice has been known to help develop empathy, attention, mind-body interaction and strengthening of the immune system. Could this apply to children afflicted with autism as well?

Neuroscientists are understandably excited about the potential, and are encouraged by the latest research on the ability of meditation to make structural changes in the brain.

A recent …

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Research on the effects of meditation has yielded many promising results. Foremost of these is the reduction in stress and general improvement in the quality of life. Perhaps not surprisingly, it has also been found to keep one from catching the common cold, as explained in the following report.

To blunt your next cold, try …

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