Meditation & Illness


Meditation might also be useful if you have a medical condition, especially one that may be worsened by stress.

While a growing body of scientific research supports the health benefits of meditation, some researchers believe it's not yet possible to draw conclusions about the possible benefits of meditation.

With that in mind, some research suggests that meditation may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as:

•    Anxiety

•    Asthma

•    Cancer

•    Chronic pain

•    Depression

•    Heart disease

•    High blood pressure

•    Irritable bowel syndrome

•    Sleep problems

•    Tension headaches


Be sure to talk to your health care provider about the pros and cons of using meditation if you have any of these conditions or other health problems. In some cases, meditation can worsen symptoms associated with certain mental and physical health conditions. Meditation isn't a replacement for traditional medical treatment. But it may be a useful addition to your other treatment.

Courtesy: Mayoclinic