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Mantra meditation is a practice used to train the mind and attain a relaxed mental and physical state. It involves the repetition of a sound, word, or phrase.

Through meditation, the brain is thought to switch from resting brain waves (alpha waves) to relaxing brain waves (theta waves). This is believed to increase the release of pain-killing chemicals called endorphins, slow breathing and heart rate, and decrease blood pressure and metabolism.

People use mantra meditation for sleeping problems, anxiety, pain, stress, high blood pressure, headache, alcohol use disorder, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support many of uses.

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  • Anxiety.  Practicing transcendental meditation or other types of mantra-based meditation may modestly improve anxiety. It is unclear if transcendental meditation is beneficial in children without a diagnosis of anxiety.
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  • Hypertension.  Practicing transcendental meditation, a type of mantra meditation, may slightly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension. It is unclear if mantra meditation is more effective than health education in these patients.
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Mantra meditation is likely safe. There are no known safety concerns.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough information to know how mantra meditation might affect pregnancy or breast-feeding, but there's no reason to expect any safety concerns.

It is not known if this treatment interacts with any medicines. Before using this treatment, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

There are no known interactions with foods.

Mantra meditation involves repeating a sound, word, or a phrase to attain a meditative state. There are many different types of mantra meditation, including transcendental meditation, Jyoti mantra meditation, Metta meditation, and others. Examples of spiritual, internal, and nonspiritual phrases that may be repeated include "God is peace," "I am content," and "Grass is green."

Concentrative Meditation, Meditación, Méditation, Méditation Concentrative, Méditation de Pleine Conscience, Méditation Transcendantale, TM, Transcendental Meditation.

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