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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 program can help athletes, coaches develop mental edge and improve performance

Mindfulness program can help athletes, coaches develop mental edge and improve performance

Scientists discover ways to increase efficiency in neurofeedback training paradigm

Scientists discover ways to increase efficiency in neurofeedback training paradigm

Mothers treated for opioid use disorder show improvement in parenting skills with mindfulness-based program

Mothers treated for opioid use disorder show improvement in parenting skills with mindfulness-based program

Yoga benefits veterans with chronic low back pain, study shows

Yoga benefits veterans with chronic low back pain, study shows

Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

Scientists find greater cortical thickness in the brains of elderly female yoga practitioners

Scientists find greater cortical thickness in the brains of elderly female yoga practitioners

Psychological tools help high-risk chronic pain patients to taper opioid use

Psychological tools help high-risk chronic pain patients to taper opioid use

Patients with mental disorders get half of all opioid prescriptions

Patients with mental disorders get half of all opioid prescriptions

Summer can be perfect time for college students to fix bad health habits

Summer can be perfect time for college students to fix bad health habits

Yoga may be helpful in treating chronic low back pain

Yoga may be helpful in treating chronic low back pain

Researchers exploring impact of emotional spillover in the brain

Researchers exploring impact of emotional spillover in the brain

Improving mental health with NewMed's latest gadget

Improving mental health with NewMed's latest gadget

Bouldering may be used to effectively treat symptoms of depression, study suggests

Bouldering may be used to effectively treat symptoms of depression, study suggests

Mindfulness training during childbirth can help cope with labor pain, reduce depression symptoms

Mindfulness training during childbirth can help cope with labor pain, reduce depression symptoms

New findings support use of integrative therapies for treating breast cancer patients

New findings support use of integrative therapies for treating breast cancer patients

Pregnant women’s financial strain linked to low-birth-weight infants

Pregnant women’s financial strain linked to low-birth-weight infants

Mindfulness class provides clear benefit for women, study finds

Mindfulness class provides clear benefit for women, study finds

Stress affects more than 70% of Americans, study finds

Stress affects more than 70% of Americans, study finds

Study: Group practice of Transcendental Meditation reduces drug-related fatalities in general population

Study: Group practice of Transcendental Meditation reduces drug-related fatalities in general population

Menopausal women use alternative medicine at high rates more than doctors know

Menopausal women use alternative medicine at high rates more than doctors know