Meditation Research: Meditation could be more powerful than flu shots

Practices Derived from Buddhist Meditation Show Real Effectiveness for Certain physical and mental health problems
Newswise (press release)
Specific types of "mindfulness practices" including Zen meditation have research-proven benefits for patients with certain physical and mental health problems, according to a report in the July Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published
Meditation, not medication, can help prevent colds and flu
Chippewa Herald
If the benefits of meditation and exercise are confirmed, “this could be more powerful than flu shots,” said Dr. Bruce Barrett, a UW Health family physician heading up the research. The initial study, conducted in Madison during the cold and flu season

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