Meditation always helps! A study reveals that mindfulness meditation significantly reduced stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to a stressful situation.
Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center found that anxiety disorder patients had sharply reduced stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to a stressful situation after taking a mindfulness meditation course.
“Mindfulness meditation training is a relatively inexpensive and low-stigma treatment approach, and these findings strengthen the case that it can improve resilience to stress,” said lead author Elizabeth A. Hoge.
The study, published in journal of Psychiatry Research, included 89 patients with generalised anxiety disorder, a condition of chronic and excessive worrying.