Meditation: still considered an “alternative” and “complementary” treatment
Meditation: not at all a part of mainstream Western Medicine, only Eastern Medicine
Meditation: thousands upon thousands of research articles proving how it positively affects and changes the brain
Meditation: might just be the absolute best, scientifically proven intervention for healing the brain that was never recommended to you by your doctor. Certainly wasn’t recommended to me and every single other stroke survivor that I have ever met.
Original post from Dean’s blog……
Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain
A couple of lines from there. Why the hell doesn’t your doctor know about this? And prescribe this? Are they that clueless?We found long-term meditators have an increased amount of gray matter in the insula and sensory regions, the auditory and sensory cortex.
We also found they had more gray matter in the frontal cortex, which is associated with working memory and executive decision making.
Q: So how long does someone have to meditate before they begin to see changes in their brain?
Lazar: Our data shows changes in the brain after just eight weeks.