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Best to find teacher: It's very helpful - but if it's impossible, there are excellent books and video/audio tapes and online groups that can help. It's simple, but often frustrating w/o guidance. You usually get comfortable in an erect sitting posture and place your attention on your natural breath. Noting the nature of it w/o making any alteration. If you notice you've drifted - you simply come back - again and again. ...Read more
What is the best type of meditation for medical students? Do I just look up mindfulness meditation on YouTube and try to find a good video?
Many types: There are literally dozens of books on this topic.Check out a bookstore,and leaf through them to find the one that makes the most sense to you. ...Read more
Sleep ; meditation: It's possible for the extended silence of a 10 day vipassana retreat to allow many things to come up for review -- things that your normal day-to-day busyness might suppress. After all, mindfulness is about waking up -- rather than going through our lives asleep. A psychotherapist familiar with meditation may be helpful to you now, in exploring your own individual experience. Many do this work. ...Read more
A recent study published suggests that mindfulness meditation downregulates gene expression rapidly, especially inflammatory cox2. Can i buy this?
Yes, you can: Authorskaliman p, et al. Show all journal psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 feb;40:96-107. Doi: 10.1016/j.Psyneuen.2013.11.004. Epub 2013 nov 15. Pmid 24485481 [pubmed - in process] full text: elsevier science best wishes. ...Read more
I have been separated and under treatment of shared psychotic disorder and religious type delusion. Would mindfulness cbt meditation/religious origin make separation less painful?
Worth a try: Mindfulness cbt meditation is an effective approach for coping with stressful situations & is likely to be of some help. For your ptsd you might try emotional freedom technique (see http://www.Eftuniverse.Com/ & https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=6i33v2ecvly ). Neither of these are substitutes for other medical treatment & counseling but may be very useful adjuncts. Blessings to you & your spouse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had rare seizures from witch hazel, ginseng, "chanca piedra", use of an acupressure mat and meditation/mindfulness. Any ideas of a cause?
?epilepsy: If you do suffer epileptic seizures, you require medications and acquisition of an experienced neurologist. Doubt the described substances caused or provoked the seizures, and more likely, your spells would have occurred with or without. A sleep study does not diagnose epilepsy, and your statement "idiopathic sleep seizures" causes concerns. Stop driving and get treated. Be safe! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Meditation Research: That's a huge subject. There are positive data for meditation for many conditions, including psoriasis, anxiety, depression, hypertension, angina, and other kinds of physical pain. Dr. Richard davidson is one of the most well-known researchers in this area. You can read an interview with him at: http://www.Healthy.Net/health/interview/meditation_positive_emotions_and_brain_science/306 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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