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From: The New York Times

Ask Well: The Health Benefits of Meditation

The New York Times:

Meditation has long been used to induce calm and physical relaxation. But research on its potential uses for treating medical problems “is still in its very early stages,” and designing trials can be challenging, said Richard J. Davidson, a neuroscientist who founded the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “So it’s not surprising the scientific literature is filled with mixed findings at this point in time.”

Some studies have suggested meditation may help reduce blood pressure in young adults at risk of hypertension, ease anxiety and bolster quality of life in cancer patients, and reduce the incidence, severity and duration of acute respiratory illnesses like flu. A 2010 review of the research reported that meditation and other mind-body therapies may help relieve some common menopausal symptoms like hot flashes.

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yes,the truth is very simple “meditation has the healing power.” its very effective for mental health as it refreshes our mind from anxiety ,frustration and all the boring regular activities.

There really are some amazing benefits of meditation. That is super interesting that it can actually reduce blood pressure. I really think that the helping with stress can go a long way. I also think it is cool that it can ease anxiety. Thanks for the helpful post!

Thanks for posting this information about the health benefits of meditation. I’ve been feeling much more stressed lately after accepting a new full time job while trying to raise my new born. Sometimes the anxiety gets to me, so maybe setting some time aside for meditation will help me handle things better. The information about how meditation can reduce blood pressure in young adults made me realize how much it could help with my own blood pressure. I’ll have to try this out to improve my quality of life.

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