Inflammation is a programmed response in our body to fire up the immune system as it attempts to heal an injury, as well as defend against the foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. However, there are times, especially during long periods of stress, when our body can misinterpret the signals and starts producing inflammatory substances by mistake. With no direct purpose, this swarm of antibodies ends up attacking our own body, resulting in chronic pain and illness.
It has been found that by lowering the body’s stress levels, we can better manage these chemical changes happening inside. A great, safe and simple way to achieve this is through mindfulness meditation. With proper mindfulness training and guidance, it could be a great tool to help decrease the adverse effect of inflammation, anxiety and stress.
This article points out how medicaal studies quantified the effects of mindfulness meditation in the lowering of stress level which consequently ease up body inflammation.
Mindfulness meditation, the practice of paying more attention to the present moment, helps lower stress hormones and decreases inflammation in the body, scientists have proven for the first time. The training has been growing in popularity in recent years, with the NHS recommending mindfulness as a way to reduce stress and anxiety.