Navigation Links
Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone
Date:3/28/2013

Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis.

The ability to focus mental resources on immediate experience is an aspect of mindfulness, which can be improved by meditation training.

"This is the first study to show a direct relation between resting cortisol and scores on any type of mindfulness scale," said Tonya Jacobs, a postdoctoral researcher at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and first author of a paper describing the work, published this week in the journal Health Psychology.

High levels of cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland, are associated with physical or emotional stress. Prolonged release of the hormone contributes to wide-ranging, adverse effects on a number of physiological systems.

The new findings are the latest to come from the Shamatha Project, a comprehensive long-term, control-group study of the effects of meditation training on mind and body.

Led by Clifford Saron, associate research scientist at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain, the Shamatha Project has drawn the attention of both scientists and Buddhist scholars including the Dalai Lama, who has endorsed the project.

In the new study, Jacobs, Saron and their colleagues used a questionnaire to measure aspects of mindfulness among a group of volunteers before and after an intensive, three-month meditation retreat. They also measured cortisol levels in the volunteers' saliva.

During the retreat, Buddhist scholar and teacher B. Alan Wallace of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies trained participants in such attentional skills as mindfulness of breathing, observing mental events, and observing the nature of consciousness. Participants also practiced cultivating benevolent mental states, including loving kindness, compassion,
'/>"/>

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Mindfulness at school reduces likelihood of depression-related symptoms in adolescents
2. Mindfulness meditation may relieve chronic inflammation
3. Mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults, Carnegie Mellon study shows
4. Physicians mindfulness skills can improve care for patient and provider
5. SouthPark Hypnosis and Charlotte Meditation Offer Group Mediation Session - Session to Offer Anxiety Management and Stress Relief
6. Norah Guide Presents New 12 Module “Power Meditation Manifestation System” for Customers
7. Norah Guide and Premium Astrology Make Power Meditation Easy in 3-Step - System
8. Norah Guide and Premium Astrology Launch New Meta-Astrology Service - Power Meditation Manifestation System
9. Norah Guide and Premium Astrology Introduces - 8 Online “Power Meditation System” Series
10. Buddhist Nun, MaeChee Brigitte Here from the Wat Prayong Meditation Center in Thailand to Sit with Us for Spiritual Meetings in Santa Monica on March 8, 9 and 10th, 2013
11. A neural basis for benefits of meditation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... A new white paper by The Beryl ... the long-term care environment as well as provides recommendations ... paper, “The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care: A ... the patient, resident and family experience in long-term care ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... For over 20 years, Dr. David Cruz of ... area has treated just about every type of injury that ... And for those same twenty-plus years, the team at Doctors ... with the best possible doctor. With the combined breadth ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 A ... Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine & Science in ... before exercise may help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems ... , Participants in the double-blind, placebo-controlled study ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Florida (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 IsoComforter, Inc. ... therapy machine with patented IsoTube design to treat specific body ... introduced the most progressive and easy to use patented cold ... post-operative and sports related orthopedic and muscle injuries. IsoComforter ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 EBSCO Information ... (AMA) are expanding their relationship in an effort to further ... the world. While EBSCO has long made AMA journals available ... sales agent for The JAMA Network. , Long ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4
... macular degeneration (AMD)including an intravitreous (into the eye) injection ... compound approved for use against the eye diseasedo not ... cardiovascular complications or death when compared with existing therapies, ... Archives of Ophthalmology , one of the JAMA/Archives ...
... By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, ... your dog home alone without having to worry about chewed ... how to look at the sunny side of life. ... more likely to become distressed and anxious when left alone ...
... , SUNDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have found ... for obesity. The findings are reported in two new ... Nature Genetics . , In one report, researchers say they ... the involvement of 14 others. In a second report, the ...
... 2010 A clinical trial at UT Southwestern Medical ... to standard insulin therapy might help rein in the ... diabetes. This is the first type 1 diabetes ... fat cells and involved in body-weight regulation. For this ...
... and structured weight loss programs, can result in significant weight ... two reports that were posted online today by JAMA ... early online to coincide with the presentation of these papers ... The articles will appear in the October 27 print ...
... at UT Southwestern Medical Center have created an experimental ... in the brain and is believed to contribute to ... similar so-called DNA vaccines that the UT Southwestern researchers ... stimulated more than 10 times as many antibodies that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Certain new therapies for age-related eye disease do not appear to increase heart risks 2Health News:Pessimistic Pooches May Be Prone to Separation Anxiety 2Health News:Pessimistic Pooches May Be Prone to Separation Anxiety 3Health News:Researchers Pinpoint Array of Obesity Genes 2Health News:Researchers Pinpoint Array of Obesity Genes 3Health News:UT Southwestern study to determine whether leptin helps type 1 diabetes patients 2Health News:UT Southwestern study to determine whether leptin helps type 1 diabetes patients 3Health News:Clinical trials demonstrate effective weight loss strategies for obese and overweight adults 2Health News:Clinical trials demonstrate effective weight loss strategies for obese and overweight adults 3Health News:UT Southwestern researchers create experimental vaccine against Alzheimer's 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  Pete Rose, baseball,s all-time hits ... and arthritis pain reliever Myoflex, Ducere Pharma has announced. ... we are excited to have him on board with Myoflex," ... "He is a legendary player who is known across all ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015  iMD Companies, Inc. (ICBU) has repositioned itself as ... and grab a foothold in the hydroponic, hemp and medical ... a presence in the sector, and recently partnering with the ... hemp and medical marijuana, iMD is committing to bring its ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015   Leatt Corporation  (OTCQB: LEAT), a ... for all forms of sports, including extreme motor sports, ... announced today that the UISP Lega Motociclismo Lombardia, an ... riders to wear a neck brace during its racing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pete Rose bets on Myoflex to relieve aches and pains 2iMD Companies Poised to Make Impact in Multi-Billion Dollar Medical Marijuana Sector With Recent Investments and Strategic Partnerships 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 3
... Where: Laemmle,s Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino ... p.m. VIP and remarks following at 4 p.m. Pioneering ... What: Premiere screening of "CODY," the inspiring story of ... Narrated by Glenn Close, the film tells the story of ...
... April 16 Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... present data regarding its SCORPION(TM) multispecific therapeutic technology ... Association of Cancer Research (AACR) in Denver, April ... present data demonstrating the selectivity and high potency ...
Cached Medicine Technology:University of Redlands Student Cody Unser Documentary Run to Start Today in L.A. 2Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Upcoming Presentation at the 2009 American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Upcoming Presentation at the 2009 American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting 3
... frames ensure cleanroom compatibility ... and chemical resistance. These ... user-friendly pnuematic controls for ... footring standard. Five leg ...
... The ideal modular cleanroom for biological ... that require cleanliness (to Class 10/ISO ... precision-joined to create ultra-smooth surfaces that ... disinfect. One-inch radius corners simplify cleaning. ...
Inquire...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: