Meditation in Medical Setting Is Increasing
More effort should be made to apply meditation practice in clinical and medical educational settings that are practical, effective and meaningful, according to a review of research and practices published in Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice (2010; 37, , 81–90). Lead author Luke Fortney, MD, department of family medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, wrote, “Meditation is now widely known and accepted as a beneficial mind-body practice by the general public and in the scientific community.”
Studies have shown that meditation practices are beneficial for many health issues, including the following:
- tension headaches
- smoking cessation
- alcohol abuse
- heart disease
- longevity and cognitive function in the elderly
- chronic pain
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