Meditation


Charles Elder, MD

Summer 2005 - Volume 9 Number 3

The glaring discrepancy between our patients' needs and what we are capable of offering them within the confines of allopathic care represents an underrecognized root cause of chronic dissatisfaction among adult primary care clinicians. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including the spirituality, prayer, and spiritual healing discussion that we're having today, can offer us practical tools to help bridge this chasm. The following discussion focuses on meditation: the mechanics of meditation, the evidence base to support its use, and the practical recommendations we can offer to patients.

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