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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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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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Is meditation useful for personal health?

Is meditation useful for personal health?

Yes: Research studies have so far shown that meditation can be helpful in such conditions as chronic pain; anxiety & panic; sleep disturbance & insomnia; gastrointestinal distress; fatigue; headaches; skin disorders; hypertension; and with the stress factors in heart disease. For some mindfulness based stress reduction papers, see: http://www.Meditationforhealth.Com/mbsr-research.Php. ...Read more

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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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Could you regress in vipassana meditation?

Perhaps: Vipassana retreats are silent for several days or more. Unless absolutely necessary, communicating through writing or eye contact is discouraged -- so that you can be with yourself during the meditation periods. Others usually provide food, but you might be assigned to some work duties. It's possible to regress during this time. Depending on your emotional health, you normalize afterwards. ...Read more

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Where can you learn more about meditation?

Where can you learn more about meditation?

Jon Kabat-Zinn: is a leading expert on meditation and health. Visit his web page and go from there. http://www.mindfulnesscds.com/ I practice mindfulness meditation and use it in my clinical practice. The key is not to give up when you realize you can't stop talking to yourself. Keep practicing and you'll start to realize the benefits! ...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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What is meant by transcendental meditation?

What is meant by transcendental meditation?

Maharishi: Transcendental meditation (tm) is a form of meditation derived from yoga practice and popularized in the western world in the 1960s and 1970s by maharishi mahesh yogi. The maharishi was the beatles' guru for a time. Their song "sexy sadie" was originally titled "maharishi.". ...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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How can I practise meditation and hypnotism?

How can I practise meditation and hypnotism?

Meditation: There are many meditation books & cd's you can get from libraries or purchase -- soundstrue.Com has a lot of them. Ones by jon kabat-zinn, sharon salzberg, and jack kornfield are especially helpful. You can take a class also: http://w3.Umassmed.Edu/mbsr/public/searchmember.Aspx you can find a hypnotherapist through american society of clinical hypnosis. It's good to have help w/this. ...Read more

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Are there any negative side effects of meditation?

Are there any negative side effects of meditation?

Kundalini Syndrome: If you do not follow through the proper meditation techniques you can increase your blood pressure - called kundalini syndrome. Some people also get very manic and will overspend forgot about maintaining boundaries. Follow through proper initiation protocols. ...Read more

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