Meditation Therapy

Meditation therapy has been used all over the world for many years and is scientifically proven to have many health benefits. Meditation therapy can manage pain and reduce stress and the great thing is that anyone can do it. Using meditation therapy is such a natural and safe way to treat and heal your self. To meditate, you need to change your brainwave state into theta, which is relaxing, or alpha, which is resting. When you are able to make your brain rhythm slow down in this way, your heart rate, metabolism and breathing rate slow down and your blood pressure lowers. Natural painkillers called endorphins are released into your system when your mind is calmed like this.

There are many meditation techniques. Concentrative meditation is when you sit or lie comfortably and focus on your breathing. To practice mindful meditation, you relax comfortably and observe your surroundings without forming judgments or thinking about anything. For transcendental meditation, you need to close your eyes and try to empty your mind. This might need practice if you are not used to doing it as you will find that thoughts rush in, but after a while, you should find that you can clear your mind of thoughts and induce a comfortable and relaxed state.

Meditation therapy is widely practiced and can relieve nervous system complaints such as headaches, depression, stroke, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. If you suffer from digestive system concerns, meditation therapy could help you to treat such ailments as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, Crohn's disease and nausea. Rehabilitation from addictions such as drugs, smoking or alcoholism can be helped by meditation, as can asthma, acne, AIDS and various sexual problems.

Traditional Western health care views are changing, embracing new ideas and accepting treatments such as meditation as beneficial and healthy practices. Many health care professionals promote the use of meditation as being helpful in treating a variety of stress-related illnesses. Nowadays, many people do not realize how much pressure they are under with their high stress careers and fast-moving modern way of life. Meditation is a great way to relax, eliminate phobias and irrational fears and encourage your body to heal itself. You can meditate with or without gemstones. Different gemstones work on different body parts or symptoms and some people find it makes the meditation therapy experience a stronger and better one. Incense or music can also be used if you find they help but are not essential.

Meditation has no negative effects, only good ones. So if you are suffering from an illness, whether mental or physical, it is worth trying meditation therapy as a means of relief or cure. Even if it does not completely cure your ailment, meditation does relieve stress, improve your health in general and encourage beneficial deep breathing. It can also relieve acute or chronic pain so is definitely worth a try since a natural healing process is always preferable to medicinal drugs.

By Nick Smith