Friday, December 26, 2008

Can Meditation Help Those With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue?

Meditation is an ancient practice for stress relief and mental clarity. While meditating sounds easy, it can take months or even years to be able to quiet the mind and achieve a state of total relaxation. While many think of meditation as a new-age spiritual practice, many doctors and researchers view meditation as a practical way to relieve stress, reduce pain, and help patients take charge of their mental, emotional and physical state.

There have been many research studies done on meditation and how it can help relieve depression, anxiety, fatigue and pain. Researchers are even exploring the benefits of meditation for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) patients.

The following article explains meditation, highlights the physical, emotional and mental benefits of meditation, and gives details on how meditation can help those with FM and CFS. According to the article, it can help increase energy, improve sleep, reduce pain and physically it can help the body to reduce stress by reducing the amount of cortisol (a stress hormone) in the body. The article also gives information about meditation studies.

Meditation Benefits for Those with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

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