That is clearly becoming the case as meditation gains more credibility in the medical field. This is largely because there is now science to prove its efficacy. In many studies, research has consistently reported that mediation improves memory, decreases pain sensation, reduces stress, reduces anxiety, and mitigates the symptoms of mood disorders. Meditation is now tackling the heavy hitters in the mental health field. as doctors are even including meditation in their prescription for disorders such as Bipolar and Schizophrenia.
So how is science doing this? Neuroscientists are noticing mapping changes in the brain after regular meditation and mindfulness sessions. Brain scans and MRIs are showing very different activity levels in select parts of the brain such as the prefrontal cortex and amygdala. The researchers watch brain activity while the mind is ‘wandering’ and while the mind is meditation. Watch this video to see these changes.