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How does meditation work to relieve stress?
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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Emily Lu
Emily Lu
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: Works at Endocrines
Meditation depending on the types works at 7 different levels and stimulates the endocrines - for example1.
First chakra stimulates - adrenals, 2. Second chakra - reproductive organs gonads, kidneys, 3. Third chakra -pancreas 4. Fourth - thymus and heart, 5. Fifth - thyroid, parathyroid, 6. Sixth - pituitary, 7. Seventh - pineal glands so depends on meditation you choose. Pineal blue pearl-my fav.

In brief: Works at Endocrines
Meditation depending on the types works at 7 different levels and stimulates the endocrines - for example1.
First chakra stimulates - adrenals, 2. Second chakra - reproductive organs gonads, kidneys, 3. Third chakra -pancreas 4. Fourth - thymus and heart, 5. Fifth - thyroid, parathyroid, 6. Sixth - pituitary, 7. Seventh - pineal glands so depends on meditation you choose. Pineal blue pearl-my fav.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Vasu Brown
people who are in service activate pancreas - Sea splitting open pituitary & pineal for pancreas
Dr. Paul Cohen
That sounds great; any more info regarding chakra meditation would be appreciated.
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