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Can meditation help my brain?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Very Possibly

Mindfulness meditation especially may well help the brain.
A recent report showed evidence of measurable changes in white matter associated with a part of the brain network related to self-regulation -- the anterior cingulate cortex -- after short exposure to focused meditation. The same changes did not occur after relaxation-oriented meditation. http://tinyurl.com/c8dpo3p.

In brief: Very Possibly

Mindfulness meditation especially may well help the brain.
A recent report showed evidence of measurable changes in white matter associated with a part of the brain network related to self-regulation -- the anterior cingulate cortex -- after short exposure to focused meditation. The same changes did not occur after relaxation-oriented meditation. http://tinyurl.com/c8dpo3p.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, it assists

Meditation calms the mind and body.
The many thoughts that pass through our conscious minds can be diverted for a bit during meditation. Just like the muscles of our body, the mind requires both healthy stimulation and a period of calming rest. www.artofplasticsurgery.com

In brief: Yes, it assists

Meditation calms the mind and body.
The many thoughts that pass through our conscious minds can be diverted for a bit during meditation. Just like the muscles of our body, the mind requires both healthy stimulation and a period of calming rest. www.artofplasticsurgery.com
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Better to get rest.
No good studies show that meditation does any more than quietly relaxing.

In brief: Maybe

Better to get rest.
No good studies show that meditation does any more than quietly relaxing.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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