The Effectiveness of Meditation for Health Related Conditions

 

During the past 50 years there has been a growing interest in meditation and the resultant medical benefits. Meditation has been shown to reduce physical, emotional and mental stress and stress-related hormones, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, improve sleep and brain function, as well as having anti-aging effects. As a result, meditation is a practice that many physicians prescribe, because in addition to these benefits there don’t appear to be any negative side effects. It’s better than a drug, as it’s both effective and safe.

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Stress, Anxiety and Depression

A 2012 review demonstrated the effectiveness of meditation therapies in reducing anxiety symptoms.

Mindfulness meditation programs showed evidence to improve anxiety, depression and pain.

 

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Blood Pressure

Meditation decreased blood pressure in association with decreased psychological distress, and increased coping in young adults at risk for hypertension.

Breathing awareness meditation produced a greater decrease in 24-hour systolic blood pressure compared with the other treatments and a decrease in diastolic blood pressure compared with life skills training.

Sleep and Insomnia

Mindfulness meditation appears to be a viable treatment option for adults with chronic insomnia and could provide an alternative to traditional treatments for insomnia.

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Creativity and The Brain

Meditation Improves Creativity and Brain Function

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Other Meditation Benefits

Adults who participated in an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program found that changes in spirituality were associated with better mental health and quality of life.

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A 2014 research review suggested that mind and body practices, including meditation, reduce chemical identifiers of inflammation and show promise in helping to regulate the immune system.

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Meditation-based programs may be helpful in reducing common menopausal symptoms, including the frequency and intensity of hot flashes, sleep and mood disturbances, stress, and muscle and joint pain.

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