The ancient practice of meditation has extensive benefits for healing and it can be an important supplement to successful addiction recovery and anorexia/bulimia treatment. Meditation techniques are non-religious and do not require any specific beliefs or special clothes and does not necessitate the adoption of a particular lifestyle. Because it does not require effort but rather encourages effortlessness, it can be a powerful tool for providing the relaxation needed for effective psychological therapy and anorexia/bulimia treatment.
To practice meditation, whether daily in your own home or in a clinical setting like anorexia or bulimia treatment, all you have to do is be present or focus on what you are doing in the current moment. Meditation supplies your entire body/mind/spirit system with an extremely deep state of rest and relaxation, which is much deeper than is possible by any other means. Meanwhile the truly profound underlying benefits occur naturally.
The results from nearly 40 years of well-documented scientific research studies and thousands of years of Eastern practice validate the amazing benefits of meditation. One study proved that meditation can improve immune function and produce significant increases in left-sided anterior brain activity, which is associated with positive emotional states. This positivity has profound implications in anorexia and bulimia treatment and addiction therapy. Other research findings include:
- increased happiness, energy, intelligence, memory, creativity;
- improved sleep, relationships, physical health, psychological health;
- reduced stress, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression;
- reversal of biological aging;
- reducing and abstaining from use of cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs.