Meditation can refer to a spiritual quiet time, transcendental meditation, or just a time of relaxation. It is a popular and proven form of stress relief and relaxing. Meditation seeks to focus your thoughts and make give you more clarity and awareness. Those with specific illness such as cancer, hypertension, anxiety, pain, menopause, and more find meditation to be helpful. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how meditation works, how to start practicing meditation, benefits of meditating, and much more.
Relaxation Techniques for Migraines and Headaches
Because stress can make any migraine or headache worse, it is important to learn how to relax. Read these tips.
Alternative Treatments for Depression
Complementary and alternative approaches to depression include massage, acupuncture, yoga, and listening to music. Learn more from WebMD about the power of these practices to lift one's mood.
Benefits of Guided Imagery for Parkinson's Disease
WebMD discusses how guided imagery techniques can benefit those with Parkinson's disease.
Alternative Treatments for Sleep Disorders
WebMD explores alternative and complementary treatments for sleep disorders.
Can Prayer Heal?
Does prayer have the power to heal? Scientists have some surprising answers.
Spirituality May Help People Live Longer
Why do older people who regularly attend religious services appear to live longer and have better health? Is it something about the type of people they are? Or is it something related to their visits to churches or synagogues -- perhaps increased contact with other people?
Prayer and meditation can improve health, studies find.
Meditation Balances the Body's Systems
The mind, heart, and body can improve with regular meditation.
Benefits of Aromatherapy
Some say aromatherapy, the use of essential oils from plants, trees and herbs, can work to stimulate, relax and even help control pain.
How Breathing Can Aid Relaxation
Psychologist Patricia Farrell, PhD, demonstrates how to use deep breathing to reduce stress wherever you are.
The Mind-Body Connection
Lifestyle medicine specialist, Dr. James Rippe, discusses the mind-body connection and your health.
Learn about how brain training may help with cognitive development in children and adults.
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How to Quiet Your Mind
Do you find it hard to shut down the chatter, clear your head, or find a sense of calm? These techniques could help. And they may have other benefits, too.