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Meditation Can Strengthen The Body’s Immune Function

Newer research from the University of Wisconsin shows a meditation habit can strengthen the body’s immune function, plus increase brain performance in the form of electrical activity. It validates the mind-body dynamic of meditation.

To gauge immune function, the researchers measured antibodies in the blood that fight flu and other infections.

Volunteer subjects in the study who meditated had significantly higher levels of these healthful antibodies than non-meditators in just one to two months. And participants who meditated for two months had significantly higher levels of antibodies than individuals meditating for just one month.

The region of the brain most activated by meditation is the left frontal area associated with positive emotions and anxiety reduction.

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