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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.
Special Focus Issue takes wide view of complementary and integrative medicine in cancer

Special Focus Issue takes wide view of complementary and integrative medicine in cancer

Disagreeable individuals can benefit most from behaving more compassionately, finds study

Disagreeable individuals can benefit most from behaving more compassionately, finds study

More women veterans with chronic pain use CIH therapies than men

More women veterans with chronic pain use CIH therapies than men

Religious upbringing may be protective factor for health, well-being in early adulthood

Religious upbringing may be protective factor for health, well-being in early adulthood

Whole brain analysis reveals why 'mindful people' feel less pain

Whole brain analysis reveals why 'mindful people' feel less pain

Creating rituals to honor the dead at long-term-care facilities

Creating rituals to honor the dead at long-term-care facilities

Turning 'what ifs' into 'to-dos' could help cope with life’s daily stress

Turning 'what ifs' into 'to-dos' could help cope with life’s daily stress

Penn's Radiation Oncology department provides VR mindfulness experience for patients

Penn's Radiation Oncology department provides VR mindfulness experience for patients

Unique pain program helps surgical patients wean off opioids safely and effectively

Unique pain program helps surgical patients wean off opioids safely and effectively

Cytoplan introduces three new nutritional supplements

Cytoplan introduces three new nutritional supplements

Intensive outpatient treatment shows rapid and meaningful changes in veterans' PTSD symptoms

Intensive outpatient treatment shows rapid and meaningful changes in veterans' PTSD symptoms

Mind-body therapies provide promising approach to tackle teen anxiety

Mind-body therapies provide promising approach to tackle teen anxiety

Intervention program that includes a personalized app could benefit teens with suicidal thoughts

Intervention program that includes a personalized app could benefit teens with suicidal thoughts

Small talk seems to have no negative effect on happiness

Small talk seems to have no negative effect on happiness

Mindfulness-based approach could improve treatment for people with tinnitus

Mindfulness-based approach could improve treatment for people with tinnitus

Pilates and yoga can benefit people of all ages and fitness levels

Pilates and yoga can benefit people of all ages and fitness levels

Injured athletes can benefit from using mindfulness

Injured athletes can benefit from using mindfulness

Persistent psychological stress contributes to development and progression of vision loss

Persistent psychological stress contributes to development and progression of vision loss

Researchers study effects of different mind-body practices on brain function

Researchers study effects of different mind-body practices on brain function

Compassion meditation training may increase brain’s resilience to suffering of other people

Compassion meditation training may increase brain’s resilience to suffering of other people