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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.
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

New review explores relationship between yoga practice and brain health

New review explores relationship between yoga practice and brain health

Resilience-building workshop helps student-athletes cope with challenges in college life

Resilience-building workshop helps student-athletes cope with challenges in college life

Study identifies brain regions that appear to play key role in supporting fluid intelligence

Study identifies brain regions that appear to play key role in supporting fluid intelligence

How to make holidays healthier and less stressful without falling victim to the holiday hustle

How to make holidays healthier and less stressful without falling victim to the holiday hustle

Tips for staying healthy during the holiday season

Tips for staying healthy during the holiday season

E-meditation: Coupling cutting-edge brain stimulation with mindfulness

E-meditation: Coupling cutting-edge brain stimulation with mindfulness

Just 20 minutes of meditation makes a difference

Just 20 minutes of meditation makes a difference

Meditation could help you become less error prone

Meditation could help you become less error prone

Study highlights role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain

Study highlights role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain

Mindfulness meditation can boost positive long-term effects of psilocybin

Mindfulness meditation can boost positive long-term effects of psilocybin