Meditation Research and Resources - Stress Reduction and Health Promotion
The practice of meditation is a useful tool for reducing stress and improving ones overall health. From a Chinese medicine perspective, stress and tension are major contributors to illness. An acupuncturist may recommend meditation practices along with nutrition therapy and exercises such as Qi Gong and Tai Chi to assist you in achieving better health.
On its own, meditation is a powerful practice which is relatively easy for people to accomodate into their life. The resources below are helpful sources of information related to the practice and theory of meditation.
Meditation Related Resources:
Christian Meditation Resources
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Meditation Related Research:
- Murata T, Takahashi T, Hamada T, Omori M, Kosaka H, Yoshida H, Wada Y: Individual trait anxiety levels charaterizing the properties of Zen meditation
- Walton KG, Fields JZ, Levitsky DK, Harris DA, Pugh ND, Schneider RH: Lowering Cortisol and CVD Risk in Postmenopausal Women: A Pilot Study Using the Transcendental Meditation Program