Mindfulness training decreases inflammatory disorders
A study conducted in France and Spain at the UW-Madison Waisman Centreindicates that the practice of mindfulness meditation produces a range of genetic and molecular effects on the participants. More specifically, it was noted reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.
Source: University of Winsconsin Madison, & HealthCentral & Medical News Today
Mindfulness meditation decreases cellular-level inflammation
In the three studies below, the group that undertook mindfulness training had better results at preventing cellular level inflammation than the control groups.
Sources: ScienceDirect (1), ScienceDirect (2), ScienceDirect (3)
Mindfulness training is helpful for patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia
In a study published in PubMed, 11 participants that suffered from Fibromyalgia underwent an 8-week mindfulness training. As a result, the researchers found significant improvement in the overall health status of the participants and in symptoms of stiffness, anxiety, and depression. Significant improvements were also seen in the reported number of days “felt good” and number of days “missed work” because of Fibromyalgia.
Source: NCBI (1), NCBI (2), Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Journal