Body Effects

Studies comparing experienced meditators compared to controls or short-term meditators have demonstrated physiological changes..
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Brain Effects

Electrophysiological studies (EEG) measure the electrical activity from groups of neurons on the surface of the scalp. EEG studies comparing...
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Neurochemistry

There is evidence that meditation experiences are related to limbic brain activation. Several studies have shown changes in...
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Resilience

This study demonstrates that long-term practitioners of meditation show reduced emotional reactivity and are more resilient...
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Personality

The long-term meditators scored significantly lower in personality features of anxiety, neuroticism, psychoticism, and depression..
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 Anxiety

 The group who received meditation showed a significant reduction in their levels of state and of trait anxiety compared to both controls...
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Depression

The meditation group showed a statistically significant reduction in the symptoms of anxiety, depression and general mental health...
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ADHD

Children with ADHD who meditate showed a significant reduction of the main symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattention....
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Drug Abuse

The retrospective questonnaire showed that 97% of chronic drug consumers stopped taking drugs, most of them at the beginning of the meditation...
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Epilepsy

A series of studies have shown significant reductions of the number of seizures in patients with epilepsy of up to 86% after 6 months of treatment ...
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Asthma

The meditation group showed a significant reduction in the severity of asthma as measured in airway-hyper-responsivity in response to...
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Menopause

The average improvement after meditation training was similar to that expected from hormone replacement therapy and similar or better...
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