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Cathy Wong, ND

Meditation For A Sharper Memory

By March 23, 2010

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Meditation may boost memory, a recently published preliminary study shows. In an experiment involving a group of older adults--all of whom had some degree of memory impairment at the study's start--researchers found that regular meditation practice helped improve blood flow to the brain.

For eight weeks, 14 study members practiced a daily 12-minute meditation exercise known as Kirtan Kriya. Tests conducted at the end of the eight-week period showed that the participants had an increased blood flow in brain regions involved in retrieving memories. The study members also had improved performance on tests measuring cognitive function, memory, and attention.

Meditation may offer a host of other health benefits, including stress relief, management of chronic pain, improvement in symptoms of depression, and promotion of sounder sleep.

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April 13, 2010 at 1:44 am
(1) ultrasound technician says:

Great site. A lot of useful information here. Iím sending it to some friends!

June 30, 2010 at 5:07 am
(2) Howard Shifke says:

I agree with Shunya. I had Parkinson’s disease for 16 months. Although the experts say it is an incurable disease, I fought it from a completely holistic perspective and I have been symptom free since June 12, 2010. It is chronicled at http://fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.blogspot.com/.
One of the things I did, and continue to do daily, is Dr. Sha’s chant as outlined by Shunya. I chant it for 5 minutes out loud as fast as I can, two times per day. I can feel the activity in my brain as I chant. Thank you for a great informational website.

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