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I have had rare seizures from witch hazel, ginseng, "chanca piedra", use of an acupressure mat and meditation/mindfulness. Any ideas of a cause?

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 more

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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 is meditation?

What is meditation?

Intention: Meditation means to familiarize or cultivate. What is it that we are cultivating? Normally in our daily life we are driven by our habits, emotions, thoughts and environment. In meditation we seek to generate an in born contentment, happiness and confidence that isn't conditioned by external factors but is self arising and free from doubt. ...Read more

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Are there benefits to meditation?

Are there benefits to meditation?

Yes!: Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, enhance concentration, control pain, and manage anger and negative feelings. Try to work it into your daily routine as you would brushing your teeth or combing your hair. ...Read more

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What exactly is guru meditation?

What exactly is guru meditation?

Guru meditations: A guru is a person who is considered to have great knowledge, wisdom and authority. Meditations are thought process of the mind to bring about a relaxation response and deep thought. Usually quiet contemplation of the breathing or chanting of a mantra. The purpose is to achieve inner peace and tranquility. ...Read more

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How to use meditation for stress?

How to use meditation for stress?

Combine with coping: Choosing a style you are willing to do, practice daily, employ ongoing adjustment to improve effect, & enjoy the process, especially with other people. Combine with stress-reducing daily living habits (sleep, exercise, nutrition) & eliminate unnecessary life stressors if possible. Meditation should help clear the mind & relax the body to be open to think more clearly & make decisions about life. ...Read more

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How can I do vipassana meditation?

How can I do vipassana meditation?

Vipassana: There are many good vipassana teachers, and you could attend one of their retreats to begin with. I suggest a day or weekend-long one to start with, because some last much longer. People like jack kornfeld, tara brach, and sharon salzberg are excellent. There are also recorded courses by these teachers via sounds true, and these provide instructions too. For ideas: http://tinyurl.Com/kdlb4pu. ...Read more

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Can meditation help me lose weight?

That depends: If you are a stress eater then reducing that tension may help with your food consumption. Meditation can reduce stress. Take care. ...Read more

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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 can I get euphoria from meditation?

How can I get euphoria from meditation?

That's not the goal: Meditation (mindfulness) aims the practitioner toward awareness and acceptance. The less we struggle against reality, the more calm and effective we can be. We have more energy for things that we want to do and to keep ourselves healthy. Some may find it easier to be happy more often, so in that way you might get to use that word - euphoria. But it is not the intended goal. Find a group. Try it. ...Read more

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What is the goal of buddhist meditation?

Presence: The goal of buddhist meditation is to be present to the current status. To be focused on the now-not tomorrow, not yesterday. To accept what has happened without judgement. This takes time and energy to learn how to do but can lead to internal calm and peace. ...Read more

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