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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.
Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span

Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span

Mindfulness meditation appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories

Mindfulness meditation appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories

Using mindfulness approach to tackle opioid crisis

Using mindfulness approach to tackle opioid crisis

Survey provides clear of picture of how Americans are embracing healthy living

Survey provides clear of picture of how Americans are embracing healthy living

University of Illinois at Chicago opens three health care simulation centers

University of Illinois at Chicago opens three health care simulation centers

MDMA, or ecstasy, shows promise as a PTSD treatment

MDMA, or ecstasy, shows promise as a PTSD treatment

Art-based mindfulness activities reduces headaches in adolescent girls

Art-based mindfulness activities reduces headaches in adolescent girls

Employers urged to find new ways to address workers’ mental health

Employers urged to find new ways to address workers’ mental health

Cedars-Sinai expert urges physicians and patients to manage pain without addictive pills

Cedars-Sinai expert urges physicians and patients to manage pain without addictive pills

Cancer patients share survivorship story, celebrate strength and self-care

Cancer patients share survivorship story, celebrate strength and self-care

Dermatologist offers tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Dermatologist offers tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Mindfulness may reduce depression symptoms for mothers with opioid use disorder

Mindfulness may reduce depression symptoms for mothers with opioid use disorder

Study: People with combat-related mTBI have high levels of abnormally fast brain waves

Study: People with combat-related mTBI have high levels of abnormally fast brain waves

Veterans, active-duty service members with PTSD and mTBI have larger amygdalas, finds study

Veterans, active-duty service members with PTSD and mTBI have larger amygdalas, finds study

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early

Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms

Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Study estimates how many cancer patients and survivors use complementary, alternative medicines

Study estimates how many cancer patients and survivors use complementary, alternative medicines

One-third of people with cancer use complementary and alternative medicines

One-third of people with cancer use complementary and alternative medicines