“In meditation, healing can happen. When the mind is calm, alert and totally contented, then it is like a laser beam – it is very powerful and healing can happen.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Meditation promotes physical as well as mental fitness. Since most of the diseases are not just physical, but also mental, meditation can help a person find a more wholesome cure for themselves. In a paper published in the well-known medical journal – Behavioural Medicine, a study by eminent medical professionals showed that meditation has a general positive effect on psychological and physiological health. The Research Body from Santa Clara University has linked meditation to improved conditions for serious ailments, from diabetes to heart diseases to cancer. According to them, this is possible by “treating the whole person… so they can live in greater health and joy.” Both mindfulness and spiritual meditation can be practised to effectuate its benefits. Here are a few of the diseases for which meditation is a medicine.
Mental Health: With the help of meditation, people can improve their standing in life and their mental health. This will directly contribute towards their well-being, both physically and mentally. It can also make sure that they live a longer life.
Pain: One thing that is common to all diseases is the pain. With the help of meditation, people will be able to increase their threshold of pain. Meditation to cure diseases and the pain caused by them, such as arthritis, spondylitis, etc. has been proven.
Cancer: Meditation can improve the condition of cancer patients. Since it promotes mental calm and also extends the pain threshold of a person, it becomes easier for cancer patients to deal with their pain.
Heart Diseases: It has been seen that people who perform yoga and other meditative activities have healthier hearts that promote better blood circulation and a normalized blood pressure. This can seriously reduce the chances of a person ailed by heart diseases.
Respiratory Diseases: Meditation supports and teaches optimized breathing, so that the person can lead a healthier life and live without any respiratory problems as well.
PMS: PMS or Pre Menstrual Syndrome is a syndrome seen in women. It can lead to bodily pains, crankiness, emotional vulnerability, etc. Meditation prevents all the negative thoughts that PMS can lead to.
Insomnia: Meditation easily cures diseases like insomnia as well. People will be able to get rid of insomnia by just focusing on meditation to cure diseases.
Stress: Stress is something a person can use meditation to heal. In order to use meditation as a cure for stress, people just need to find a quiet, calming environment, invoke their inner self and conscience. This will also help people realize their inner self and promote their awareness.
Addiction: Meditation can help in fighting addiction. It calms the mind down and eliminates all forms of substance that a person is addicted to.