Doctor’s tip: Meditation beats medication
Meditation can help ease chronic pain, enable people to sleep better and slow down brain aging, per the U.C. Berkeley Wellness Letter.
In addition, Johns Hopkins University examined thousands of meditation studies, finding 47 that met the criteria for well-designed studies. Their findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain.
There are many local resources to help you learn how to meditate.
Dr. Feinsinger of Carbondale, who retired in February from Glenwood Medical Associates after 41 years as a family physician, will provide a health tip each Tuesday in the Post Independent. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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