Meditation as Alternative Medicine

Meditation can be used as a form of alternative medicine. It is considered mind-body medicine and is prescribed by doctors for many various concerns, which according to the including National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine include

  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Depression
  • Mood and self-esteem problems
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Physical or emotional symptoms that may be associated with chronic illnesses and their treatment, such as:
    • Cardiovascular (heart) disease
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Cancer