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The Mindfulness Rx

The Essential Guide to Meditation reports meditation is great for the brain, and it also changes the body at the cellular level, making it a key tool to help manage various health conditions.

The Essential Guide to Meditation spoke to Maggie Wimmer, coordinator, Programs & Outcomes, Public & Patient Education at HSS, who explained the benefits, stating, “Right away, patients notice being very calm, relaxed and more in-tune with their bodies.” Wimmer added, “About a third of the patients have reported using meditation instead of taking medication to combat their pain.” Orthopedic and rheumatology patients can join weekly group calls for a guided meditation, and attend bimonthly meditation workshops at the clinics at HSS.

This article appeared in the August 2019 print edition.