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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.
Neural mechanisms underlying the effects of mindfulness on anxiety in anorexia nervosa

Neural mechanisms underlying the effects of mindfulness on anxiety in anorexia nervosa

Mindfulness-type meditation intervention benefits adolescents with traumatic experiences

Mindfulness-type meditation intervention benefits adolescents with traumatic experiences

New research draws attention to the effects of deep meditation on gut health

New research draws attention to the effects of deep meditation on gut health

Long-term deep meditation may help to regulate the gut microbiome for better health

Long-term deep meditation may help to regulate the gut microbiome for better health

Better management of emotions could help limit neurodegeneration

Better management of emotions could help limit neurodegeneration

Review and meta-analysis suggests breathwork may be effective for improving stress and mental health

Review and meta-analysis suggests breathwork may be effective for improving stress and mental health

Group practice of Transcendental Meditation reduces stress in the United States, study shows

Group practice of Transcendental Meditation reduces stress in the United States, study shows

Young people lack trust in the smartphone apps for receiving mental health support

Young people lack trust in the smartphone apps for receiving mental health support

Cancer patients with sickle cell disease report reduction in pain and anxiety in response to music therapy

Cancer patients with sickle cell disease report reduction in pain and anxiety in response to music therapy

The COVID-19 pandemic's traumatizing effect on mothers in the USA

The COVID-19 pandemic's traumatizing effect on mothers in the USA

Study finds pandemic-associated traumatic stress among mothers

Study finds pandemic-associated traumatic stress among mothers

Treating long covid is rife with guesswork

Treating long covid is rife with guesswork

Researchers develop new device to non-invasively measure cervical nerve activity

Researchers develop new device to non-invasively measure cervical nerve activity

Survey: Nearly two-thirds of cancer patients want to know about complementary therapies before treatment

Survey: Nearly two-thirds of cancer patients want to know about complementary therapies before treatment

$3.2 million grant helps to study the benefits of mind-body practices for patients undergoing surgery

$3.2 million grant helps to study the benefits of mind-body practices for patients undergoing surgery

New research helps understand how breathing shapes our brain

New research helps understand how breathing shapes our brain

Sleep quality impacts women's mood and work ambitions

Sleep quality impacts women's mood and work ambitions

Smartphone App could help advance the early detection of Parkinson's disease and severe COVID-19

Smartphone App could help advance the early detection of Parkinson's disease and severe COVID-19

Mind-body practices can effectively reduce blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes

Mind-body practices can effectively reduce blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes

Healthy older people show greater mental well-being but poorer cognition than younger adults

Healthy older people show greater mental well-being but poorer cognition than younger adults