meditation improves immune system

In recent years, the practice of becoming more mindful and tuning in to ones internal experiences has gained scientific momentum. Multiple research studies have confirmed its beneficial effects in boosting the immune system and thickening brain areas in charge of decision-making and emotion regulation.

A new study recently found initial evidence for mindfulness meditation delaying the progression of HIV, the immune system destroying virus that causes AIDS.

Mindfulness meditation seems to prevent HIV progression by reducing stress and strengthening the immune system of HIV positive adults, said Creswell, the study’s lead author.

“This study provides the first indication that mindfulness meditation stress-management training can have a direct impact on slowing HIV disease progression,” Creswell said.

[via tricycle]

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