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Meditation Can Reduce Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

New research shows that regular meditation can lessen the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke by as much as 48% as compared to their peers. These exciting findings come from a study recently published by the American Heart Association Journal, Circulation.

The new study looked at 201 African-American men and women with a history of heart disease. Those that practiced transcendental meditation, which involves focusing on a sound or mantra, for twenty minutes a day were far less likely to die from a heart attack or stroke. The group also had lowered their blood pressure, stress levels and anger through the meditation. Those factors also contributed to the decreased heart risks.

Mindfulness meditation, which involves focusing on the present, has already been shown to reduce stress, help manage pain and overeating, and improve memory and focus.

These findings are encouraging for patients and clinicians alike as meditation is easy and accessible for many to try and poses no risk of side effects.

You can access the study here: http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/early/2012/11/13/CIRCOUTCOMES.112.967406.abstract

To make an appointment call us at:
Tomball Office:      281-290-8188
South Loop Office: 713-808-9781
Bryan Office:          979-383-2074
Lufkin Office:         936-229-3621