Wildmind Meditation News
Apr 29, 2014
Linda Heuman, Tricycle.com: How convincing is the science driving the popularity of mindfulness meditation? A Brown University researcher has some surprising answers.
Given the widespread belief that meditation practice is scientifically certified to be good for just about everything, the results of a recent major analysis of the research might come as some surprise. Conducted by the Association for Health and Research Quality (AHRQ)—a government organization that oversees standards of research—the meta-study found only moderate evidence for the alleviation of anxiety, depression, and pain, and low to insufficient evidence to suggest that meditation relieved stress, improved mood, attention, or mental-health-related quality of life …