Stress and anxiety are age-old problems, but until fairly recently, most doctors would recommend meditation to help treat the most crippling forms of either.

A combination of conventional wisdom and years of research have helped researchers. The same way medical professionals to consider another, non-medicinal remedy to ease their patients’ anxiety. Meditation Mindfulness meditation is an anti-anxiety technique many are flocking to.

They’ve found that it helps them manage many other health issues as well. Its popularity has spawned droves of classes and studios across the globe. Classes are being offered in school classrooms and churches, and in synagogues, hospitals, community centers, and gyms.

Initially doctors were skeptical that this ancient Eastern practice truly offered any true health benefits, as the evidence suggests. Fortunately for everyone, that is proving to be the case.

Forty-seven studies analyzed by JAMA Internal Medicine found that meditation can help ease anxiety, pain, and depression.

Newer studies seem to indicate that meditation may also help with insomnia, nausea, weight control, substance abuse, and other health problems.

This is a non-religious based practice, taught in eight sessions to practitioners. This practice incorporates mindfulness to treat difficult conditions like anxiety.

It does so by helping the person to focus and put things into perspective, which, in turn, helps the person to cope better with difficult situations.

MBSR is a more long-term solution than medication. Medication treats things in the immediate with temporary relief. Meditation, however, can be used to get at the heart of what it is that makes the person anxious or nervous.

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