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The term meditation refers to a variety of techniques or practices intended to focus or control attention. Most of them are rooted in Eastern religious or spiritual traditions. These techniques have been used by many different cultures throughout the world for thousands of years.

Today, many people use meditation outside of its traditional religious or cultural settings as a form of mind-body medicine. Many claims have been made about its value in promoting or improving health and wellness.
Study: Group practice of Transcendental Meditation reduces drug-related fatalities in general population

Study: Group practice of Transcendental Meditation reduces drug-related fatalities in general population

Menopausal women use alternative medicine at high rates more than doctors know

Menopausal women use alternative medicine at high rates more than doctors know

Maintaining healthy sex life could boost job satisfaction and engagement at work, study finds

Maintaining healthy sex life could boost job satisfaction and engagement at work, study finds

Mindfulness-based meditation program improves quality of life and well-being in ALS patients

Mindfulness-based meditation program improves quality of life and well-being in ALS patients

Review focuses on benefits of mindfulness in aging populations

Review focuses on benefits of mindfulness in aging populations

Low-intensity exercise boosts activation in visual cortex that plays key role in information processing

Low-intensity exercise boosts activation in visual cortex that plays key role in information processing

Baby’s sex linked to pregnant women's immune responses, study shows

Baby’s sex linked to pregnant women's immune responses, study shows

UCLA cardiology expert provides ten heart healthy tips for Valentine's Day

UCLA cardiology expert provides ten heart healthy tips for Valentine's Day

Yoga may be helpful for patients suffering from low back pain, study finds

Yoga may be helpful for patients suffering from low back pain, study finds

Clinical study finds evidence that mindfulness meditation training combats anxiety

Clinical study finds evidence that mindfulness meditation training combats anxiety

Yoga may help improve quality of life in pediatric cancer patients, study reveals

Yoga may help improve quality of life in pediatric cancer patients, study reveals

Church and spirituality could help in treating mothers of color with PPD symptoms

Church and spirituality could help in treating mothers of color with PPD symptoms

Rhythm of breathing influences emotional judgments and memory recall

Rhythm of breathing influences emotional judgments and memory recall

New study to explore link between sleep and chronic pain

New study to explore link between sleep and chronic pain

Penn study shows breathing-based meditation can help alleviate severe depression

Penn study shows breathing-based meditation can help alleviate severe depression

Growing understanding of neuroplasticity could drive development of new therapeutic interventions

Growing understanding of neuroplasticity could drive development of new therapeutic interventions

UCLA director of mindfulness education discusses ways to unwind from election anxiety

UCLA director of mindfulness education discusses ways to unwind from election anxiety

Low-impact exercise program for seniors helps reduce pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life

Low-impact exercise program for seniors helps reduce pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life

ERAS programs help patients better prepare for surgery and recover faster, studies reveal

ERAS programs help patients better prepare for surgery and recover faster, studies reveal

Researchers find altered brain activity in specific brain regions of patients with insomnia

Researchers find altered brain activity in specific brain regions of patients with insomnia