Thursday, October 7, 2010

MINDFULNESS REDUCES STRESS AND CAN EVEN BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques and programs, as well as the practice of Mindfulness Meditation itself, have been shown in several clinical trials to be effective in reducing or stress.

Some studies also yield results that are consistent with a shift in immune profile from one associated with depressive symptoms to a more normal profile.

Take a look at the following abstracts of just a few of the scholarly journal articles:






Overall, Mindfulness improves quality of life and mood, reduces stress, and may even influence the immune parameters in certain cancer patients.

NOTE. This blog sets out a simple form of mindfulness sitting meditation.


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