Meditation as a Self-Healing Tool By Lissa Rankin MD Guest Writer for Wake Up World The body is equipped with natural self-repair mechanisms that can be flipped on or off with thoughts, beliefs, and feelings that originate in the mind. This is great news, because it means, in essence, that you can heal yourself. But how? One of the many simple ways you can flip on your body’s self-repair mechanisms is via meditation. What Does It Mean To Meditate? Dictionary.com defines meditation as “continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation,” but I prefer Harvard professor Dr. How The Body Heals Itself In my medical training, we were not taught that the body knows how to heal itself. When the nervous system is stressed, as it is during the “fight-or-flight” stress response that is so commonly triggered in modern day life, these self-repair mechanisms are disabled and the body is at risk for disease. Why Meditate? So how can you turn on that relaxation response so the body can heal itself? How To Start Meditating 1. 2. 3. 4.
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