MEDICAL MEDITATION
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 WHAT IS MEDICAL MEDITATION?

Medical Meditation is a program supporting patients and healthcare professionals dealing with isolation, pain, stress, anxiety and fear.

The program is a blend of scientifically evidence-based international best practices and is recommended to those living with a wide variety of medical conditions including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and other chronic conditions.

 

 

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MEDICAL MEDITATION

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Scientific research is increasingly showing how much meditation can be adopted as support for traditional medical treatments for both healthcare professionals and patients. 

Meditation helps patients deal with the physical and mental pain associated with many medical conditions.  

Today many doctors participate in and invite their patients to participate in meditation programs for different diseases and conditions such as heart disease, anxiety, panic, stress, chronic pain, cancer, HIV, migraine, insomnia, high blood pressure, respiratory disease, hypertension, diabetes, psoriasis, depression, multiple sclerosis, and as a psychological support for cancer patients.

Meditation improves patient care. A calm doctor who is focused on the present moment activity will make more effective decisions.

Research has shown that meditation has positive effects on doctor-patient communication and on patient satisfaction.

 MEDITATION FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

The Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Employee Stress, Depression and Burnout

NCBI- National Center for Biotechnology Information

This study evaluated the effects of the Transcendental Meditation program on psychological distress and burnout among staff at a residential therapeutic school for students with severe behavioural problems.

The results showed that the program was effective in reducing psychological distress in teachers and support staff .

Read the article:

Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Employee Stress, Depression, and Burnout 

Cultivating mindfulness in health care professionals

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada;

Department of Medicine, McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Demands faced by health care professionals include heavy caseloads, limited control over the work environment, long hours, as well as organizational structures and systems in transition. Such conditions have been directly linked to increased stress and symptoms of burnout, which in turn, have adverse consequences for clinicians and the quality of care that is provided to patients  

The research shows that meditation programs can function as a vital tool for promoting self care and wellbeing.  

Read the article:

Cultivating mindfulness in healthcare professionals

The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on the Psychological Functioning of Healthcare Professionals: a Systematic Review

NCBI- National Center for Biotechnology Information

Burnout and occupational stress are frequently experienced by healthcare professionals (HCPs).

In this research, MBSR has been found effective in reducing HCPs experiences of anxiety, depression and stress. MBSR was also found to be effective in increasing HCP levels of mindfulness and self-compassion.

Read the article:

The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on the Psychological Functioning of Healthcare Professionals: a Systematic Review

MEDITATION FOR PATIENTS

The Effects of Breath-Counting Meditation and Deep Breathing on Heart Rate Variability

Department of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, College of Korean Medicine. Dongguk University, Republic of Korea

This study evaluated the effects of Breath Counting meditation (BCM) and Deep Breathing (DB) on heart rate variability (HRV).   

The study shows that  concentrating on the breath while counting breaths can increase HRV with less activation of the sympathetic nervous system.  

Read the article:

The Effects of Breath-Counting Meditation and Deep Breathing on Heart Rate Variability

Mindfulness Intervention for Cancer-Related Pain

NCBI- National Center for Biotechnology Information

Moderate-to-severe pain is a common problem experienced by patients with cancer. Although analgesic drugs are effective, adverse side effects are common and some analgesic drugs are addictive. Nonpharmacological treatment may be a way to treat cancer pain without causing negative side effects.

The evidence suggests that mindfulness-based interventions may decrease pain severity, anxiety, and depression and can improve quality of life.

Read the article:

Mindfulness Intervention for Cancer-related pain

Effect of 6 Months of Meditation on Blood Sugar, Glycosylated Hemoglobin, and Insulin Levels in Patients of Coronary Artery Disease

NCBI- National Center for Biotechnology Information

This study evaluated the role of meditation in improving biochemical parameters such as blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin, and serum insulin levels in known CAD patients. It was concluded that there is significant decrease in the blood sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin levels in CAD patients practicing meditation for a period of 6 months.

Read the article:

Effect of 6 Months of Meditation on Blood Sugar, Glycosylated Hemoglobin, and Insulin Levels in Patients of Coronary Artery Disease

Are you a doctor or patient looking for a personalized meditation program tailored to your needs and schedule?

Inquire about the  one-2-one meditation mentoring.