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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Meditation (Definition)

Meditation is a technique or practice in which an individual attempts to focus their attention to increase mindfulness, introspection, and relaxation. The practice of meditation has shown benefit in blood pressure control and reducing ...Read more


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What are the best meditation techniques?

What are the best meditation techniques?

The ones best 4 you: This is like asking what's the best food or best exercise; there are many good options and what's best for one person may not work well for another, so try a few techniques to see what is best for you. Whichever technique that resonates most is the one to pursue. See http://www. Chopra. Com/ccl/5-types-of-meditation-decoded &
https://tinyurl. Com/84a8cad &
http://liveanddare. Com/types-of-meditation/ ...Read more

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How to master meditation techniques to reduce stress?

How to master meditation techniques to reduce stress?

Practice breathing: Studies have shown that meditation can have positive effects on your autonomic nervous system, your immune system and your hormonal systems, thus rebalancing your overall metabolism. Proper abdominal breathing techniques are paramount in achieving the relaxation response. You do not need to be a master. Find someone who can teach you this and then practice it consistently. ...Read more

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Can a DNA test tell me how much native American Indian I have in me an what type?

No: There is no distinctive genotype that identifies native American vs other people that we term races. And there is no test to distinguish one tribe from another. There is such admixture between whites and Native Americans that any distinction would probably have been "washed out" already. ...Read more

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Did you know that Native American and Asian ppl have a hard time with atypical antipsychotics? How is this? DNA maybe? Fnp told me this

Did you know that Native American and Asian ppl have a hard time with atypical antipsychotics? How is this? DNA maybe? Fnp told me this

Interesting: Wonder what kinds of problems these medicines cause them, or what you FNP has seen. Sometimes some groups of people may not do well with certain things. People of mediteranean descent sometimes become ill after eating fava beans for example. ...Read more

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I'm native american am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm native american am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

NO!! ..........but...: It's really about you! Although certain groups have more issues with drug abuse and addiction, it ultimately comes down to who you are......Do you have a job that you enjoy? ....Are your friends and family plagued with drug problems? .....Have you been mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy? If you are at a party and are offered drugs, what will you do? Do you know how to just say "no"? ...Read more

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I'm native american am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

I'm native american am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

Yes: There is a higher rate of alcoholism among native americans, especially men. ...Read more

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I am a 57yr. Old native american male, is there any prefered medication you can advise for erectiile disfunction.? I am a concerned, responsible adult.

I am a 57yr. Old native american male, is there any prefered medication you can advise for erectiile disfunction.? I am a concerned, responsible adult.

Healthy enough 4 it?: Ed in midlife is unhealthy not just as a lifestyle problem but as an indicator of possible decline in health. So get a general physical from pcp. Determine if diabetes or cardiovascular disease present. Also consider eating healthy or, if needed, start a weight loss program. Exercise programs can strengthen both endurance and confidence. Then see a urologist for followup on the ed to find out more. ...Read more

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I'm native american am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

I'm native american am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

No: Could be a generic link for aneurysms. I would be active, not smoke, control cholesterol an sugar. ...Read more

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I'm native american am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

I'm native american am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

Family History: Your family history (colon cancer, colon polyps and even breast/ovarian cancers) are more important than your ethnic background. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of a native american dying from pancreatic cancer?

Yes: The seer data shows a similar incidence to other populations and similar death rate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are ancient indian/chinese/native american (etc) cures for a runny nose or cough?

Not likely: Runny nose and cough can be caused by a wide variety of etiologies. Acute etiologies like in a cold or viral infection will heal itself after one or two weeks. Bacterial infection causing rhinosinusitis or bronchitis need antibiotics. Allergic rhinitis causing runny nose and post nasal drip cough needed to be treated for allergies. I can hardly imagine an ancient remedy can cure all of those. ...Read more

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Best meditation technique for 30+ women?

Best meditation technique for 30+ women?

Meditation Technique: I commend you for your desire to practice Meditation.
We are blessed with Breath of life every 4 seconds and with 3 million air sacs in our lungs to bring oxygen in the body and to remove carbon dioxide.
Chose quiet place and comfortable position, take deep breath and focus only on Blessing and Wonder of lungs.
No attention to any other thought
Exhale naturally
Repeat until you feel inner silence ...Read more

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I need help to get over my anxiety. Mostly anxious about my health if I will be ok when I'm alone. I meditate, use breathing techniques.?

I need help to get over my anxiety. Mostly anxious about my health if I will be ok when I'm alone. I meditate, use breathing techniques.?

Grandma was right: Grandma's basic rules of mental health:
- eat healthy food
- avoid drugs and alcohol
- get good sleep
- exercise
- be around people that love you
- do something you care about ...Read more

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Is meditation for a kid same as the adult meditation?

Is meditation for a kid same as the adult meditation?

Sometimes: Old-fashioned unplugged playing and reading are kinds of meditation for kids. Might be hard for some kids to sit quietly and "clear mind" but playing, yoga, tai chi, dancing could all be meditative. Maybe meditation or making pause in our day would be easier for adults if we did more kid type meditation instead. ...Read more

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Advice? Would meditation improve my performance in study?

Advice? Would meditation improve my performance in study?

Meditation benefits: Meditation can certainly improve mental clarity, ability to process and retain information, as well as having many other physical mental and emotional benefits. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective meditation methods?

Can you please recommend some effective meditation methods?

Meditation: Mindfulness or vipassana meditation are practices that anyone can learn. They require no special equipment. They are awareness practices and can fit with any religious background, even though they have their roots in buddhist tradition. They allow you to use different focuses of attention -- breath, body sensation, emotions, etc. There is also transcendental meditation, which uses mantras. ...Read more

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I want to try meditation. How can I start and what to do. What are the principles?

I want to try meditation. How can I start and what to do. What are the principles?

Mindfulness Course: One way is to take a mindfulness-based stress reduction class -- many communities have them, with trained instructors. Search on this site for your location: http://w3.Umassmed. Edu/mbsr/public/searchmember. Aspx also you can get cd's by jon kabat-zinn, jack kornfeld, sharon salzberg, etc. Many libraries have them; also sounds true is a great resource to buy them. ...Read more

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How long can zazen meditations last?

How long can zazen meditations last?

Zazen meditation: This is another term for "sitting" meditation, in zen buddhism. It can last for varying amounts of time. In many retreats and meditation centers the time is 30-45 minutes for each "sit." if practicing on your own, you can adjust the time to what you have available or working up to a longer practice time. The essence, though, is "practice.". ...Read more

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How does meditation work to relieve stress?

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How does meditation work to relieve stress?

Relaxation: While the precise mechanism is not well-understood, meditation seems to relax the body by reducing the metabolic activity of the body and the brain while still maintaining a state of wakefulness. Meditation also depresses the sympathetic nervous system involved in the "fight or flight" response, and may have long-term effects on the brain, improving cognitive function and emotional stability. ...Read more

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Can meditation work better than pain pills?

Can meditation work better than pain pills?

Yes: Meditation is a powerful technique and can help control pain symptoms. It takes time and practice though! ...Read more

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Can you tell me for concentration which meditation is good?

Mindfulness: Probably any form of meditation when done patiently and seriously w/ guidance by a good teacher will improve concentration. Mindfulness is very well suited. I've done it for years. Awareness is improved and that allows you to be more free from distraction. Distraction is most powerful when you are not even aware that it happened. You'll still have to intend to concentrate - but that's up to you. ...Read more

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Will yoga help to keep organs healthy? How will meditation help?

Yes: Studies significant health benefits of various forms of meditations ...Read more

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How can I increase my concentration power and meditation power?

How can I increase my concentration power and meditation power?

Not simple solution: If you want ' concentration and meditation power' it is not simple like going to a mall and buy it, you need years of training, hard work, renouncing all the best worldly things you enjoyed in your life, too many to list, which becomes nothing for you when you are ready for that stage, the nirvana that is what you are looking for. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does meditation cure anhedonia?

Does meditation cure anhedonia?

There is no cure: But there is improvement that can be very significant and - yes, meditation can be a good way to find it. You may know reasons for your lack of pleasure. A medical exam might help. Or, there may be a psychotherapy to help you. In any case - meditation can help you find space for pleasant feelings to be - and be safe. But you need to drop the notion of cure - ok?
Namaste! ...Read more

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How to perform mindfulness meditation?

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

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Dose meditation really work for hypertension?

Dose meditation really work for hypertension?

It may help!: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (mbsr) is an 8 week program that trains people to practice meditation and yoga postures in their daily lives. Groups are becoming more and more available, and patients have had improvements in blood pressure, angina, chronic pain, anxiety, and many other conditions. Here's a small pilot study in hypertension: http://tinyurl. Com/k3dja87 -- positive results. ...Read more