This is just a small example of the research into the benefits of Mindfulness.
References for these articles are at the bottom of this page.
We all get anxious or worried at times, such as coming up to an exam, an interview, or when a loved one is unwell or unhappy. But chronic anxiety means that we are feeling worried or anxious all of the time, even though we can’t think of any reason to be. Sometimes the fact that there is no good reason actually makes us feel even more anxious, leading to a vicious cycle. Meditation can help to relieve the anxiety by helping us to focus on the present moment and preventing our thoughts from running away with us.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
This is a chronic condition a surprisingly large number of people suffer from. Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a miserable see-
Attention deficit and hyperactivity:
Most people assume that it is just children who are affected by Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) but not everyone grows out of it. Many adults are affected by the symptoms but they have either found a way of coping with them or are very good at hiding them. One way of coping is the use of meditation. Recent studies have shown that regular meditation can significantly reduce the problem and help people to focus and concentrate in a way they never could before.
Many women regularly suffer from hormonal symptoms throughout their life, to a greater or lesser degree. Symptoms like sweating or hot flushes, bloating, irritability, poor concentration and feeling tired are commonly associated with PMT and the Menopause. Meditation can help by reducing the physical symptoms, increasing concentration and energy levels and lifting the overall mood of sufferers.
Arias AJ, Steinberg K, Banga A, Trestman RL. Systematic review of the efﬁcacy of meditation techniques as treatments for medical illness. J Altern Comp Med 2006;12(8):817–832
Linda Carlson, et al. "Mindfulness-
C. W. Lejuez, et al. "Meditative Therapies For Reducing Anxiety: A Systematic Review And Meta-
Ospina MB, Bond K, Karkhane M, et al. Meditation practices for health: State of the research. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. US Department of Health and Human Services Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, NO. 155. Rockville,MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2007.
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