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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.
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

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may provide benefit to people with migraine

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may provide benefit to people with migraine

OU Health Sciences Center receives federal grant for opioid management in older adults

OU Health Sciences Center receives federal grant for opioid management in older adults

First meta-analysis looks at the impact of meditation, yoga, and mindfulness on concussions

First meta-analysis looks at the impact of meditation, yoga, and mindfulness on concussions

Models of “mindful self-regulation” can help make healthy behavior changes

Models of “mindful self-regulation” can help make healthy behavior changes

Lifetime experiences help older adults build resilience to pandemic trauma

Lifetime experiences help older adults build resilience to pandemic trauma

Mindfulness interventions can help treat obesity

Mindfulness interventions can help treat obesity

Meditation and yoga can be a viable option for people seeking chronic pain relief

Meditation and yoga can be a viable option for people seeking chronic pain relief

Researchers test the effect of meditation techniques as potential training tool for BCI control

Researchers test the effect of meditation techniques as potential training tool for BCI control

Three popular therapies lead to significant improvements in veterans

Three popular therapies lead to significant improvements in veterans