Meditation and hypertension

Recently there was a finding that meditation caused a increase in high frequency brain activity as well as a change in the brain structure. Now here are some studies from the Bay Area which shows some positive changes in practictioners of Transcendental meditation.

Of the three groups that participated in the study, meditation practitioners witnessed the reduction of 6 millimeters in diastolic pressure and a 3-millimeter drop in systolic blood-pressure readings.
There was also a 23 percent reduction in that group in the use of antihypertensive medications used to treat the disease.
Staggers said meditation has shown promise in helping reduce the symptoms of numerous physical and mental ailments, including asthma, depression, anxiety, cancer, diabetes and arthritis. He also said the technique can be an effective tool in the fight against drug dependency and addiction.[Good marks on relaxing for health]

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