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Meditation Summary

Description: A state of consciousness in which the individual eliminates environmental stimuli from awareness so that the mind can focus on a single thing, producing a state of relaxation and relief from stress. A wide variety of techniques are used to clear the mind of stressful outside interferences. It includes meditation therapy. (Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)

Also Known As: Transcendental Meditation; Meditation, Transcendental

Networked: 554 relevant articles (79 outcomes, 130 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Meditation is Relevant

  1. Pain (Aches) : 21 outcomes 18 studies in 108 results
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 7 outcomes 10 studies in 67 results
  3. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) : 5 outcomes 8 studies in 40 results
  4. Substance-Related Disorders (Drug Abuse) : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 16 results
  5. Fibromyalgia (Fibrositis) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 11 results
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Drugs Related to Meditation

  1. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol)
  2. Vitamins
  3. Cholesterol
  4. alpha- 2- pyridinyl- 2,8- bis(trifluoromethyl)- 4- quinolinemethanol
  5. 2-methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT)
  6. Biological Markers (Surrogate Marker)
  7. salicylhydroxamic acid (SHAM)
  8. Melatonin
  9. Uric Acid (Urate)
  10. Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate
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Therapies Related to Meditation

  1. Breathing Exercises (Qigong)
  2. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback)
  3. Relaxation Therapy
  4. Tai Ji (Tai Chi Chuan)
  5. Hypnosis (Mesmerism)
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