Meditation Articles Series


Research Findings on Meditation

26 Aug 2009

From the same article on www.familyhealthguide.co.uk I also found some very interesting information on specific health conditions and how meditation affects them.  Simply put, meditation works by reducing the levels of stress hormones that are the culprits in leading to states of ill health.

ATHEROSCLEROSIS

“Researchers studying the effect of meditation on atherosclerosis (a condition that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease) in the African-American population reported that those who had practised meditation for 69 months potentially had an 11% decrease in the risk of heart attacks and up to a 15% decrease in the risk of a stroke.”

CANCER

“A separate study showed that cancer patients who practised meditation for as little as 7 weeks were significantly less depressed and anxious than their counterparts who did not meditate.” 

CARDIAC AND GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS

“Meditators also reported increased energy levels and lesser cardiac and gastrointestinal problems than non meditators.”

If you’re interested go to the website and find out more on the affects of meditation on:

  • PAIN
  • ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
  • INFERTILITY
  • INFLAMMATION
  • DIABETES
  • HYPERTENSION

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