Meditation and Alzheimer's

It's well known that the brains of meditators change, but it's not entirely clear what those changes mean or how the changes might benefit the meditator. Pilot study looks at meditation's ability to "slow" Alzheimer's progression.

Let's talk about meditation and its value in preventative health and "alternative" medicine. How does meditative practice train neural circuits associated with self regulation, and what does this mean for our perception of stressful stimuli? And, more importantly, how does our perception of stressful stimuli contribute to our overall health?: 

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/269043.php

(Article provided by Amber Plowman)

Posted by LENA SWANDER on November 25, 2013