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What type of meditation is best?
What type of meditation is best?

Meditation is a technique that allows time for heightened awareness and relaxation. There are dozens of forms of meditation, and so there is a type of meditation to suit most people.

Mindfulness meditation changes the way the brain perceives pain
Mindfulness meditation changes the way the brain perceives pain

Research published in July 2022 has investigated the impact of mindfulness meditation on pain perception and brain activity. They discovered that it significantly reduces the intensity and unpleasantness of pain – it does this by uncoupling the thalamus – the part of the brain which processes pain – from the brain regions responsible for self-referential processing. The researchers have suggested that mindfulness meditation-induced pain relief could be used as a fast acting, non-pharmacologic pain remedy.

9 steps you can take to ward off dementia
9 steps you can take to ward off dementia

Although the prevalence of dementia is expected to triple over the next 40 years, research has revealed risk factors that we can influence through lifestyle choices. A new study has concluded that 30-50% of Alzheimer’s disease cases could be preventable.

Mindfulness as a key to success in psychotherapy
Mindfulness as a key to success in psychotherapy

Meditation, yoga, and relaxation techniques have gained widespread acceptance among broad segments of the population in recent years. However, meditative, mindfulness-based interventions have also been used successfully for many years in the clinical treatment of psychological and physical conditions such as anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

 Aromatherapy Effectiveness - Five Studies to Support this Holistic Healing Treatment
Aromatherapy Effectiveness - Five Studies to Support this Holistic Healing Treatment

Here at The CMA, we are delighted to be able to bring you a series of scientifically-backed research projects on the effects of a variety of complementary and integrative medical therapies.

5-minute workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs
5-minute workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs

Working out just five minutes daily via a practice described as "strength training for your breathing muscles" lowers blood pressure and improves some measures of vascular health as well as, or even more than, aerobic exercise or medication, new CU Boulder research shows.

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