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from Physiol Behav. 1991 Sep;50(3):543-8 Sudsuang R, Chentanez V, Veluvan K. Department of Physiology and Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Serum cortisol and total protein levels, blood pressure, heart rate, lung volume, and reaction time were studied in 52 males 20-25 years of age practicing Dhammakaya Buddhist meditation, and in 30 males […]

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from Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Sep;95(1):88-95 Cysarz D, Büssing A. Chair of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten/Herdecke, 58313, Herdecke, Germany. d.cysarz@rhythmen.de The impact of meditation on cardiorespiratory synchronization with respect to breathing oscillations and the modulations of heart rate induced by respiration (respiratory sinus arrhythmia, RSA) was investigated in this study. […]

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from  Int J Cardiol. 2008 Nov 28;130(3):481-4. Phongsuphap S, Pongsupap Y, Chandanamattha P, Lursinsap C. This study aims at investigating changes in heart rate variability (HRV) measured during meditation. The statistical and spectral measures of HRV from the RR intervals were analyzed. Results indicate that meditation may have different effects on health depending on frequency […]

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from Psychol Addict Behav. 2006 Sep;20(3):343-7 Bowen S, Witkiewitz K, Dillworth TM, Chawla N, Simpson TL, Ostafin BD, Larimer ME, Blume AW, Parks GA, Marlatt GA. Addictive Behaviors Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. swbowen@u.washington.edu Despite the availability of various substance abuse treatments, alcohol and drug misuse and related […]

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from Addict Behav. 2007 Oct;32(10):2324-8 Bowen S, Witkiewitz K, Dillworth TM, Marlatt GA. University of Washington, Department of Psychology, Box 351525, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. swbowen@u.washington.edu Previous studies have demonstrated that attempts to suppress thoughts about using substances may actually lead to increases in substance use. Vipassana, a mindfulness meditation practice, emphasizes acceptance, rather than […]

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from  Neurosci Lett. 2007 Jun 21;421(1):16-21 Hölzel BK, Ott U, Hempel H, Hackl A, Wolf K, Stark R, Vaitl D. Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany. britta.k.hoelzel@psychol.uni-giessen.de This study investigated differences in brain activation during meditation between meditators and non-meditators. Fifteen Vipassana meditators (mean practice: 7.9 years, 2h daily) and fifteen non-meditators, matched for […]

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from J Trauma Stress. 2007 Jun;20(3):239-49 Simpson TL, Kaysen D, Bowen S, MacPherson LM, Chawla N, Blume A, Marlatt GA, Larimer M. VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. tracey.simpson@va.gov The present study evaluated whether Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptom severity was associated […]

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from  Int J Psychophysiol. 2009 Apr;72(1):51-60 Cahn BR, Polich J. Medical School, University of California-San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA. rael.cahn@gmail.com A three-stimulus auditory oddball series was presented to experienced Vipassana meditators during meditation and a control thought period to elicit event-related brain potentials (ERPs) in the two different mental states. […]

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from Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2008 Mar;3(1):55-61. Hölzel BK, Ott U, Gard T, Hempel H, Weygandt M, Morgen K, Vaitl D. Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, Justus-Liebig-University, 35394 Giessen, Germany. Britta.K.Hoelzel@psychol.uni-giessen.de Mindfulness meditators practice the non-judgmental observation of the ongoing stream of internal experiences as they arise. Using voxel-based morphometry, this study investigated MRI brain images […]

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from   Menopause. 2006 Sep-Oct;13(5):760-9 Carmody J, Crawford S, Churchill L. Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA. james.carmody@umassmed.edu OBJECTIVE: A variety of results from both population and laboratory studies suggest that stress and hot flashes (HFs) are correlated and that HFs are more severe in women with […]

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