Serious scientific studies are investigating the physiological effects of meditation as well as the mental, physical and palliative benefits that meditation can offer patients. People who regularly practice meditation have unique EEG patterns, lower respiratory rates, stable blood pressure, and better immune responses. Controlled studies have shown that mindfulness meditation can help those battling anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and addiction. Understanding the purpose and motivation for meditation within the ancient traditions that developed is crucial to truly getting the most out of meditation.
To learn more about the Science of and Practice of Meditation, Listen to the 2013 Integrative Healthcare Symposium Presentation Recording or Download the Associated Whitepaper