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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.
Intervention program that includes a personalized app could benefit teens with suicidal thoughts

Intervention program that includes a personalized app could benefit teens with suicidal thoughts

Small talk seems to have no negative effect on happiness

Small talk seems to have no negative effect on happiness

Mindfulness-based approach could improve treatment for people with tinnitus

Mindfulness-based approach could improve treatment for people with tinnitus

Pilates and yoga can benefit people of all ages and fitness levels

Pilates and yoga can benefit people of all ages and fitness levels

Injured athletes can benefit from using mindfulness

Injured athletes can benefit from using mindfulness

Persistent psychological stress contributes to development and progression of vision loss

Persistent psychological stress contributes to development and progression of vision loss

Researchers study effects of different mind-body practices on brain function

Researchers study effects of different mind-body practices on brain function

Compassion meditation training may increase brain’s resilience to suffering of other people

Compassion meditation training may increase brain’s resilience to suffering of other people

Mindfulness-based Stress Management Course for cancer survivors

Mindfulness-based Stress Management Course for cancer survivors

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may motivate people to move, shows study

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may motivate people to move, shows study

Researchers explain neurophysiological link between breathing and attention

Researchers explain neurophysiological link between breathing and attention

A new coping strategy to combat nursing stress

A new coping strategy to combat nursing stress

Meditation could help reduce anxiety levels and some heart health risk factors

Meditation could help reduce anxiety levels and some heart health risk factors

To treat pain, PTSD and other ills, Tennessee vets try tai chi

To treat pain, PTSD and other ills, Tennessee vets try tai chi

Meditation provides lasting cognitive gains, study shows

Meditation provides lasting cognitive gains, study shows

Yale affiliated Greenwich Hospital offering 'Fertility Yoga' classes for women trying to conceive

Yale affiliated Greenwich Hospital offering 'Fertility Yoga' classes for women trying to conceive

Mindfulness meditation training helps prevent major depression

Mindfulness meditation training helps prevent major depression

Jury’s in: Opioids are not better than other medicines for chronic pain

Jury’s in: Opioids are not better than other medicines for chronic pain

Study supports benefits of meditation in control of attention and emotions

Study supports benefits of meditation in control of attention and emotions

Review: Mindfulness strategies may help prevent or interrupt cravings for food, drugs

Review: Mindfulness strategies may help prevent or interrupt cravings for food, drugs