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Brain Behav Immun. 2009 Feb;23(2):184-8. Epub 2008 Jul 19. Creswell JD, Myers HF, Cole SW, Irwin MR. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, 300 Medical Plaza, Suite 3109, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. creswell@cmu.edu Mindfulness meditation training has stress reduction benefits in various patient populations, but […]

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Brain Res Bull. 2010 Apr 29;82(1-2):46-56. Epub 2010 Mar 16. Manna A, Raffone A, Perrucci MG, Nardo D, Ferretti A, Tartaro A, Londei A, Del Gratta C, Belardinelli MO, Romani GL. ITAB, Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies, G. D’Annunzio University Foundation, Chieti, Italy. amanna@unich.it Meditation refers to a family of complex emotional and attentional regulatory […]

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Black, D. S., Milam, J., & Sussman, S. (2009).  Pediatrics. 124(3), e532-e541. This article reviewed empirical studies on the effects of sitting- meditative practices in school, clinic, and community settings for youth ages 6 to 18 years. The review was motivated by a growing body of research that documents positive health and cognitive outcomes among […]

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Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 87-98; Pace, T. W. W., Negi, L. T., Adame, D. D., Cole, S. P., Sivilli, T. I., Brown, T. D., Issa, M. J., & Raison, C.L. (2009). Meditation practices may impact physiological pathways that are modulated by stress and relevant to disease. While much attention has been paid to meditation practices that emphasize […]

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Thursday, April 1st, 2010; Munzer Auditorium, Stanford University Together with Alan Wallace and three-dozen collaborating researchers, we are investigating how attentional, emotional and physiological processes change over the course of three months of intensive training in meditative quiescence and emotional balance, in a study known as “The Shamatha Project.” Scientific measures include established paradigms in […]

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from Psychol Med. 2009 Nov 27:1-14. Chiesa A, Serretti A. Institute of Psychiatry, University of Bologna, Italy. BACKGROUND: Mindfulness meditation (MM) practices constitute an important group of meditative practices that have received growing attention. The aim of the present paper was to systematically review current evidence on the neurobiological changes and clinical benefits related to […]

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from Prim Care. 2010 Mar;37(1):81-90 Fortney L, Taylor M. Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA. Luke.Fortney@fammed.wisc.edu Meditation practice in the medical setting is proving to be an excellent adjunctive therapy for many illnesses and an essential and primary means of maintaining holistic health and wellness. Rather than being a fringe or […]

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from BMC Psychiatry. 2010 Mar 19;10(1):23 Williams JM, Russell IT, Crane C, Russell D, Whitaker CJ, Duggan DS, Barnhofer T, Fennell MJ, Crane R, Silverton S. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Depression is often a chronic relapsing condition, with relapse rates of 50-80% in those who have been depressed before. This is particularly problematic for those who become […]

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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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