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Meditation can reduce inflammation

Meditation can reduce inflammation

MeditationMeditation not only calms the mind, it  can actually cause molecular changes in the body which can reduce inflammation and help faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.

Mindfulness based trainings have shown beneficial effects on inflammatory disorders and are endorsed by the American Heart Association as a preventative measure.

New findings now show that molecular change occurs in the body after the practice of mindfulness.

The physical changes slows down genes implicated in inflammation and have been associated with faster recovery in a social stress test.

Genes in two groups tested were the same at the outset of the study but changes came about in the mindfulness group after practice.

“Our genes are quite dynamic in their expression and these results suggest that the calmness of our mind can actually have a potential influence on their expression,” says study author Richard Davidson founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“”Our findings set the foundation for future studies to further assess meditation strategies for the treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions.”

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