Institutions from all over the world are using guided meditation and other alternative/integrative techniques to help overcome all kind of different problems including but not limited to stress reduction, health benefits, becoming more focused, relaxation and physically change the human brain.
A Harvard study in 2011 found that when a person took an 8-week course in meditation, their brain did physically change. The change had to do with two parts of the brain. One being the part to do with self-awareness and the other was compassion. These areas actually grew while the area that has to do with stress, shrunk.
Over the years, meditation has grown in popularity to over 40% and everyday becomes more popular. Below we have listed some of the institutions that are currently active in guided meditation.
Arizona University Medical Center, Tucson, Ariz.
AUMC offers cancer patients Reiki and their stoke patients are offered tai chi.
University of Arizona Health Science Center and the Arizona Cancer Center (ACC), Tucson, Ariz.
ACC offers a 12 week, 34 hour Mind-Body Medicine Skills Groups program. This program assists patients with life-threatening and chronic illnesses.
University of California Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angles, CA.
Yoga, health education and tai chi are offered by The Jonson Comprehensive Cancer Center to their patients. Also, the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) offers guided meditation.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
Parkinson’s patients at NWM Hospital can participate in ballet, yoga, meditation and art classes to help with their disease. There are also classes that help with insomnia.
Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI
Patients with chronic health conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart disease can participate in workshops that teach relaxation and deep breathing exercises.
New York University Hassenfeld Children’s Cancer Center, New York
Pediatric cancer patients are offered massage therapy and Reiki at The Hassenfeld Children’s Cancer Center.
Duke Integrative Medicine, Durham, N.C.
A varied of yoga; mediation and deep breathing exercises are offered to patients at Duke Integrative Medicine.
The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cancer patients are offered classes that include tai chi, yoga, Reiki and healing touch.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Art, music, guided imagery, stress management including yoga tai chi and flexibility classes are all part of the over 75 complementary therapies that are offered at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Georgetown University School of Medicine has integrated Mind-Body Medicine into their medical school curriculum. This is a step up for healthcare and should make the future of healthcare geared towards alternative medicine.