How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

Mindfulness meditation training interventions have been shown to improve markers of health, however the underlying neurobiological mechanisms have yet to be understood. According to initial research, mindfulness meditation may increase default mode network (DMN) resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) with regions important in top-down executive control (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex [dlPFC]. In this study, researchers tested whether […]

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Electroacupuncture Tied to Improvements in Chronic Constipation

According to an Annals of Internal Medicine study, electroacupuncture improves symptoms of chronic constipation. More than 1000 patients with chronic and severe functional constipation were randomized to receive 28 sessions of either electroacupuncture or sham acupuncture. The electroacupuncture group had needles inserted 30–70 mm deep into three acupoints. Two of these points were electrically stimulated. In the […]

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