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HEALTH WATCH! PHYSICIANS FIGURE OUT HOW MEDITATION AFFECTS THE BODY

Posted in Conscious Actions, Consciousness, Health Watch, New Scientific Data, Spirituality on July 2nd, 2008

A PRELIMINARY STUDY SHOWS MEDITATING TURNS OFF STRESS-RELATED GENES

meditation2.jpgAs one who lives daily with ADHD and a wicked type A personality, and who, over the years, has failed miserably in all attempts to chemically manage these conditions, the study of meditation has been godsend. Now there are many reasons for this – reasons that I must add are surely different person to person – but perhaps the most important is that it allows me to control my anxieties and manage my mind far better than drug therapy or self-medication with Gran Mariner ever did. Plus as an added benefit, meditation offers even the greenest newbie practitioner a sensation of wellness and inner peace, and it does this without any side effects, other then, perhaps, the annoying (to some) tendency to smile more and get less worked up about the snags that are so much a part of day to day life.

Because we are fans of smiling people here at Libsearthwatch.com, we try to keep abreast of the latest meditation news and developments. The following posting from Lauren Cox of ABC News is an example of that.

- Denis

SAY OM: DOCTORS FIND MEDITATION AFFECTS YOUR BODY

By LAUREN COX -ABC News Medical Unit

July 2, 2008—It turns out peaceful thoughts really can influence our bodies, right down to the instructions we receive from our DNA, according to a new study.

Researchers for the study, published in the Public Library of Science, took blood samples from a group of 19 people who habitually meditated or prayed for years, and 19 others who never meditated.

The researchers ran genomic analyses of the blood and found that the meditating group suppressed more than twice the number of stress-related genes — about 1,000 of them — than the nonmeditating group.

The more these stress-related genes are expressed, the more the body will have a stress response like high blood pressure or inflammation. Over long periods of time, these stress responses can worsen high blood pressure, pain syndromes and other conditions.

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