Truth Frequency Radio
Oct 21, 2013

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Natural News

Recent scientific research has revealed an ever increasing amount of evidence of the wonderfully beneficial effects of meditation. Research has shown that meditation reduces stress, blood pressure and pain, improves attention span and the ability to focus and may even stimulate new brain cell growth. Mainstream medicine is finally opening their minds to this healthful practice and even embracing it in some cases, with hospitals opening integrative medicine programs that use meditation techniques alongside traditional treatments.

A 2012 study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes showed that African Americans with heart disease who practiced transcendental meditation twice a day had a 48 percent lower risk of dying or having a heart attack or stroke compared to African Americans who attended a health education class over more than five years. The researchers found that the more regularly the patients engaged in meditation, the greater their chance of survival. In addition to this, those who meditated also lowered their blood pressure and reduced their levels of stress and anger.

“We hypothesized that reducing stress by managing the mind-body connection would help improve rates of this epidemic disease,” said Robert Schneider, M.D., lead researcher of the study and director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention in Fairfield, Iowa. “It appears that Transcendental Meditation is a technique that turns on the body’s own pharmacy – to repair and maintain itself.”