Medical News Summary: Meditation improves blood pressure even in children


About: Meditation improves blood pressure even in children
Date: 6 December 2004
Source: Web MD Medical News
Author: Miranda Hitti
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Web MD Medical News): Experts from the Medical College of Georgia claim that meditation can effectively lower blood pressure, anxiety, stress, depression and addictions even in healthy young people. Medications, diet and exercise can further improve high blood pressure. The NIH encourages people at risk of high blood pressure to engage in meditation. Early meditation can reduce the risk of high blood pressure in adulthood by as much as 12%. A study involving school children found that 20 minutes of daily mediation produced a significant blood pressure benefit in all students. The meditation simply involved closing their eyes and concentrating solely on breathing.
Related Disease Topics: High blood pressure, Hypertension, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Addiction

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