Meditation could help temper the symptoms of ADHD and Alzheimer's scientists say.
groundbreaking study has revealed that the ancient relaxation technique
can switch off areas of the brain associated with a range of
is now hoped that the findings will shed light on how neurological
diseases work and prompt the development of effective treatment.
Past research has shown meditation, which has become increasingly popular over recent years, has helped people quit smoking, cope with cancer, and even prevent psoriasis.
But scientists at Yale University now believe it can help people to stay focused and boost happiness, slowing down the onset of dementia.
Lead researcher Judson Brewer said: 'Meditation's ability to help people
stay in the moment has been part of philosophical and contemplative
practices for thousands of years. Conversely, the hallmarks of many forms of mental
illness is a preoccupation with one's own thoughts, a condition
meditation seems to affect.'
Source - Daily Mail