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Are there any health benfits and risks of meditating?Or waste of time (medicly speaking)? Any studies on different types of medit. And effectivenes?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Meditation benefits
Alexander cn, robinson p, rainforth m. Treating alcohol, nicotine and drug abuse through transcendental meditation: a review and statistical analysis.
Alcoholism treatment quarterly 1994; 11: 13-87. Cooper m, aygen m. Transcendental meditation in the management of hypercholesterolemia. Journal of human stress 1979; 5: 24-27. Eppley k, abrams ai, shear j. Differential effects of relaxation te.

In brief: Meditation benefits
Alexander cn, robinson p, rainforth m. Treating alcohol, nicotine and drug abuse through transcendental meditation: a review and statistical analysis.
Alcoholism treatment quarterly 1994; 11: 13-87. Cooper m, aygen m. Transcendental meditation in the management of hypercholesterolemia. Journal of human stress 1979; 5: 24-27. Eppley k, abrams ai, shear j. Differential effects of relaxation te.
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Zamarra JW, Schneider RH, Besseghini I et al. Usefulness of the transcendental Meditation program in the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol 1996; 78: 77-80. Lane JD, Seskevich JE, Pieper CF. Brief meditation training can improve perceived stress and negative mood. Altern Ther Health Med. 2007 Jan-Feb;13(1):38-44 Chopra D. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. Harmony Books
Dr. Colin Kerr
As you can see there are lots of studies on meditation, and they show that meditation is helpful across the board. There are few better things you can do. There are no risks or adverse effects. Good luck.
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