Official website of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX), HIV, Diabetes, and Psychiatry Guides, powered by Unbound Medicine. Johns Hopkins Guide App for iOS, iPhone, iPad, and Android included. Explore these free sample topics:
-- The first section of this topic is shown below --
- Meditative therapies encompass a broad range of mind-body activities to reduce stress and improve health.
- There are many forms of meditation, differentiated by the type of mental activity that is practiced and the philosophy underlying the training.
- The most common forms studied include transcendental meditation (TM); mindfulness-based therapies such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR); and Chinese therapies such as QiGong.
- Meditative therapies are not designed to treat any specific medical condition, but may have additional health benefits for persons with chronic diseases such as diabetes.