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How Meditation Heals
by Eric Harrison

A meditation session affects our physiology in subtle but obvious ways. After a ten-minute meditation almost anyone should be able to say, "Yes, my muscles have relaxed, I am breathing more easily and my mind is less agitated." It follows that it could have more far-reaching benefits as well.

Personally, I see the results of meditation every working day. Since 1987, I have run the Perth Meditation Centre in Western Australia. I have taught around 15,000 people to meditate, most of whom have attended at least one course of seven weeks duration. I have seen this unspectacular activity lead to huge improvements in physical and mental health. It can transform people in ways that any psychologist or physician would envy.
   
Many doctors and psychologists understand how a patient's state of mind affects his or her health, but they have to be cautious about recommending meditation as a treatment. There are many charlatans in the alternative health field, selling hope and placebos to sick people.

However, meditation itself has passed the test. There are now decades of substantial scientific
research on meditation. We know that it helps with certain common ailments, and makes the body and mind function better in measurable ways. Many doctors realize that this can be enough to markedly improve a patient's health. About a quarter of my students are now referred to me by medical practitioners.

Although the connection between body and mind is self-evident, it is difficult to scientifically investigate. Psychologists evaluate mental states and scientists measure biological functions but there is no lingua franca between them. The units of measurement and methodologies used in these two disciplines are so different it is all but impossible to connect them.
   
We know, for example, that fear and anger  (which are the province of psychology) activate the sympathetic nervous system (the province of medicine). We can measure the chemistry involved in exquisite detail, but how on earth do you measure fear or anger? Or even scientifically define the difference between them?

Managing one's health is complicated. There is rarely a single cause to any illness. The body operates as an interlocking network of multiple functions. Staying healthy is not a matter of knocking out individual illnesses when they arise. It is more about paying attention to an array of small details on a daily basis and thereby slowing the rate of
aging, or "wear and tear" in the body.
   
While meditation can produce dramatic turnarounds in illness, it is even more valuable as a preventive measure. Meditation can help us maintain optimum function and delay the inevitable effects of aging. It helps us keep our blood pressure under control before it leads to a stroke. By sleeping better, we have more energy and our immune system is more efficient. We breathe better, manage pain better and digest food better. Meditation helps us manage our health intelligently before the damage becomes irreparable.

Meditation is easy to do. It has clear physical results that you can see if you look for them. The medical evidence clearly shows how relaxation is essential for the healthy functioning of the body. Whether you are sick, or want to maintain your health, or simply want to enjoy life more, you will find that meditation is worth looking into.
   

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In its long history of use,  Reiki has aided in healing virtually every known illness and injury
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SOUNDS AS MEDICINE
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