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Meditate to Boost your Immune System

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Can meditation help to boost your immune system?

Can meditation help to boost your immune system?

A recent study has found that meditation can improve mental health and boost your immune system. The research was conducted at Harvard and Justuc Liebig University. The researchers discovered that the ancient religious tradition of meditation has various health benefits and can be used as an effective clinical treatment

The new study which found that meditation can improve mental health. The research was conducted at Harvard and Justuc Liebig University. The researchers discovered that the ancient religious tradition of meditation has various health benefits and can be used as an effective clinical treatment.

The practice of meditation is a fundamental part of Buddhist and Indian Yoga traditions, and has become very popular in the western world, as a form of de-stressing and maintaining positive health. The study which was published in Perspectives on Psychological Science revealed that meditation can result in an improvement in immune function, a reduction in blood pressure and improved cognitive function.

The research concluded that there are four key components of meditation that could be responsible for the beneficial effects.These include: attention regulation, body awareness, emotion regulation and sense of self.

Dr Britta Hazel who led the research said, “Understanding the relationships between these components, and the brain mechanisms that underlie them, will allow clinicians to better tailor mindfulness interventions for their patients”.

The research team would now like further work to be undertaken to evaluate the role of meditation as a health tool to psychotherapy. Dr Hazel hopes that further research can enable a broader range of people to use mindful meditation as a versatile tool to make positive changes in both psychotherapy and in everyday life.