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Meditative Therapies and Type 2 Diabetes

Madhav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H
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DEFINITION

  • 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.

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Last updated: April 23, 2013