"Meditation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A state of consciousness in which the individual eliminates environmental stimuli from awareness so that the mind can focus on a single thing, producing a state of relaxation and relief from stress. A wide variety of techniques are used to clear the mind of stressful outside interferences. It includes meditation therapy. (Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Meditation" by people in Profiles.
Yoga for everyone: a qualitative study of a community yoga class for people with disability. Physiother Theory Pract. 2022 Mar; 38(3):401-411.
Impact of 12-Month Smartphone Breathing Meditation Program upon Systolic Blood Pressure among Non-Medicated Stage 1 Hypertensive Adults. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 03 17; 17(6).
Perceptions about mindfulness-based interventions among individuals recovering from opioid and alcohol use disorders: Findings from focus groups. Complement Ther Med. 2019 Oct; 46:131-135.
A pilot study of mindful walking training on physical activity and health outcomes among adults with inadequate activity. Complement Ther Med. 2019 Jun; 44:116-122.
Modeling the Impact of Transcendental Meditation on Stroke Incidence and Mortality. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Mar; 28(3):577-586.
Meditation smartphone application effects on prehypertensive adults' blood pressure: Dose-response feasibility trial. Health Psychol. 2018 Sep; 37(9):850-860.
Functional Improvements in Parkinson's Disease Following a Randomized Trial of Yoga. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018; 2018:8516351.
Meditation and blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. J Hypertens. 2017 04; 35(4):696-706.
Yogic breathing when compared to attention control reduces the levels of pro-inflammatory biomarkers in saliva: a pilot randomized controlled trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Aug 18; 16:294.
Randomized Trial of a Physical Activity and Meditation Intervention for Young Adult Cancer Survivors. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2016 Mar; 5(1):41-7.