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What is the history of meditation?

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Although meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, the meditative technique called the "relaxation response" was pioneered in the U.S. by Harvard doctor Herbert Benson in the 1970s. The technique has gained acceptance by physicians and therapists worldwide as a means of relieving symptoms of conditions ranging from cancer to AIDS.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2018
Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2018

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