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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.
Nurses face increased likelihood of burnout during COVID-19, reports study

Nurses face increased likelihood of burnout during COVID-19, reports study

Survey provides insights into 'pure awareness' state experienced by meditators

Survey provides insights into 'pure awareness' state experienced by meditators

Mindfulness-based therapy could be a viable treatment for insomnia

Mindfulness-based therapy could be a viable treatment for insomnia

School-based mindfulness improves sleep quality in children

School-based mindfulness improves sleep quality in children

Oncologists underestimate patient use of complementary medicine after breast cancer diagnosis

Oncologists underestimate patient use of complementary medicine after breast cancer diagnosis

Spiritual fitness and meditative practice may reduce multiple risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

Spiritual fitness and meditative practice may reduce multiple risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

Mental health may influence a person's recovery after heart attack

Mental health may influence a person's recovery after heart attack

One in five older adults experienced worse mental health since the pandemic

One in five older adults experienced worse mental health since the pandemic

Older adults find connection and meaning in community, demonstrate resilience during pandemic

Older adults find connection and meaning in community, demonstrate resilience during pandemic

Airports step up mental health assistance as passenger anxiety soars

Airports step up mental health assistance as passenger anxiety soars

Compassion training can improve the well-being of relatives of people with mental illness

Compassion training can improve the well-being of relatives of people with mental illness

Online mindfulness practices may alleviate fear, anxiety and stress associated with COVID-19

Online mindfulness practices may alleviate fear, anxiety and stress associated with COVID-19

Study: Transcendental meditation can significantly reduce severity of PTSD symptoms

Study: Transcendental meditation can significantly reduce severity of PTSD symptoms

Study shows potential benefits from meditation-based teacher development program

Study shows potential benefits from meditation-based teacher development program

Virtual reality program reduces treatment-related side effects in hemodialysis patients

Virtual reality program reduces treatment-related side effects in hemodialysis patients

An integrated approach could pave the way for future control of Alzheimer's disease

An integrated approach could pave the way for future control of Alzheimer's disease

‘Peer respites’ provide an alternative to psychiatric wards during pandemic

‘Peer respites’ provide an alternative to psychiatric wards during pandemic

Study may lead to new therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder

Study may lead to new therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder

COVID-19 pandemic affects sleep habits, leads to further stress and anxiety

COVID-19 pandemic affects sleep habits, leads to further stress and anxiety

Study shows patients are more receptive to using mental health and wellness apps

Study shows patients are more receptive to using mental health and wellness apps