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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.
Meditation may reduce heart disease risk

Meditation may reduce heart disease risk

Study aims to help heart patients adapt to implanted defibrillators

Study aims to help heart patients adapt to implanted defibrillators

Mindfulness meditation helps relationships

Mindfulness meditation helps relationships

Study to compare traditional and spiritual post-heart attack recovery approaches

Study to compare traditional and spiritual post-heart attack recovery approaches

Chronic stress may speed up the onset of skin cancer

Chronic stress may speed up the onset of skin cancer

Daily meditation helps middle schoolers lower their blood pressure and heart rate

Daily meditation helps middle schoolers lower their blood pressure and heart rate

$3 million to research whether stress-management techniques can improve immune system responses in women with breast cancer

$3 million to research whether stress-management techniques can improve immune system responses in women with breast cancer

Stress affects molecules believed to play a key role in cellular aging

Stress affects molecules believed to play a key role in cellular aging

80% of cancer patients use some form of complementary or alternative therapies

80% of cancer patients use some form of complementary or alternative therapies

Effects of Zen meditation and how the brain functions during meditative states

Effects of Zen meditation and how the brain functions during meditative states

Just six months of yoga significantly reduces fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis

Just six months of yoga significantly reduces fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis

A third of U.S. adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine

A third of U.S. adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine

Tibetan yoga helps cancer and insomnia

Tibetan yoga helps cancer and insomnia