A Doctor at Harvard Medical School Recommends Mantra Meditation for Stress Relief
Age-old techniques from the east are gaining respect in modern medicine for stress management. In 1976, Herbert Benson, M.D. Professor at Harvard Medical School, coined the term "relaxation response", to describe the healthful condition induced by meditation. The "relaxation response" produced lower heart rates, slower breathing and lower blood pressures. It was recommended as an antidote to the "fight or flight" physiological state of stress. (Relaxation Response, Herbert Benson, Copyright 1976, William Morrow and Co.)
In his latest book, Dr.Benson asserts that meditation on religious words is the most healing of all techniques. Dr. Benson explains, that humans are the only species who are aware of their own mortality, and that this awareness causes anguish that threatens their ability to survive. To cope with this anguish, "humans are wired for God," therefore by focusing on spiritual words
they can achieve deep healing changes within the body and mind. (Timeless Healing, Copyright 1996, Scribner, Simon and Schuster.)
1.Harvard recognizes the "relaxation response" as a result of meditation.
2..Meditation produces lower heart rates, slower breathing and lower blood pressures.
3. Harvard recognizes that meditation on religious words is the most healing of all techniques.
4. The bible says:
In the beginning was the word and the word was (with) God. John 1:1
What other Doctors say about Mantra Meditation
"Our emotions and thought can determine our health, researchers say. The more we learn about the mind-body connection, the closer we can come to treating and preventing disease
Lara Pizzorno, M.A.,L.M.P.
"One of the best kept secrets in medical science is the extensive experimental evidence for the beneficial effects of prayer."
Healing Words, Larry Dossey, M.D.
"If one approach doesn't work try another. If meditation appeals to you, but you won't take 20 to 30 minutes twice a day, try just five minutes. You'll still receive some benefits and may be encouraged to devote more time later"
James Gordon.M.D., Director for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, D.C.
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