PostHeaderIcon Meditation for PTSD Soldiers Can Reduce Need for Meds

After one month of transcendental meditation, more than 80% of active-duty soldiers with PTSD had stabilized, reduced, or stopped taking meds.

Transcendental meditation “takes users from a level of active thinking to a state of inner quietness that reduces levels of stress hormones and activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which drives the so-called fight-or-flight response by increasing heart rate and blood pressure,” according to a news release on the study, which was published in the journal Military Medicine. On the other hand, in the non-meditation group, 59.4% had stabilized, reduced or stopped taking psychotropic drugs while 40.5% were taking additional meds. Read more here…

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