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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.
New guidance to mitigate the psychological effects of social distancing

New guidance to mitigate the psychological effects of social distancing

Yoga eases depressive symptoms in people with other mental health issues

Yoga eases depressive symptoms in people with other mental health issues

COVID-19 pandemic is taking toll on mental and physical health of smokers

COVID-19 pandemic is taking toll on mental and physical health of smokers

Meditation combined with aerobic exercise reduces stress in medical students

Meditation combined with aerobic exercise reduces stress in medical students

Fear of coronavirus propels some smokers to quit

Fear of coronavirus propels some smokers to quit

How to boost your immune system to fight coronavirus

How to boost your immune system to fight coronavirus

Coronavirus has upended our world. It’s OK to grieve.

Coronavirus has upended our world. It’s OK to grieve.

On-the-spot binaural beats and mindfulness reduce negative effects of mental fatigue

On-the-spot binaural beats and mindfulness reduce negative effects of mental fatigue

Blood pressure control achieved using workplace-based programs

Blood pressure control achieved using workplace-based programs

Transcendental meditation correlated with specific changes in the brain

Transcendental meditation correlated with specific changes in the brain

Mindfulness helps people to deal with physical pain and negative emotions

Mindfulness helps people to deal with physical pain and negative emotions

Study finds link between meditation, the endocrine system, health and wellbeing

Study finds link between meditation, the endocrine system, health and wellbeing

Online version of MBCT for lingering depression symptoms improves access to care

Online version of MBCT for lingering depression symptoms improves access to care

First-line psychotherapies show limited effectiveness for treating military-related PTSD

First-line psychotherapies show limited effectiveness for treating military-related PTSD

Flickering light triggers the brain to release signaling chemicals that may help fight Alzheimer's

Flickering light triggers the brain to release signaling chemicals that may help fight Alzheimer's

How to differentiate between a panic attack and heart attack

How to differentiate between a panic attack and heart attack

$18 million gift will support UCLA's expansion of integrative psychosocial cancer care

$18 million gift will support UCLA's expansion of integrative psychosocial cancer care

Recognizing the signs of overdose and knowing how to respond can save lives

Recognizing the signs of overdose and knowing how to respond can save lives

Five ways to better manage diabetes in the New Year

Five ways to better manage diabetes in the New Year

Transcendental Meditation technique helps prevent left ventricular hypertrophy

Transcendental Meditation technique helps prevent left ventricular hypertrophy