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Title: Effect of Buddhist meditation on serum cortisol and total protein levels, blood pressure, pulse rate, lung volume and reaction time
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: R. Sudsuang
V. Chentanez
K. Veluvan

Description: This controlled study looked at the effects of a Buddhist meditation practice (called "Dhammakaya meditation") on measures of cortisol, serum protein levels, blood pressure, pulse rate, lung volume and reaction time. 52 males, age 20-25, acted as the experimental group and 30 males of the same age range who did not practice the meditation acted as the control group. The results showed a significant decreas of cortisol levels, an increase in serum protein, a reduction of systolic, diastolic, and pulse rate, as well as a decrease in controlled lung volume and reaction time for individuals in the experimental groups. The experimenters conclude that Dhammakaya meditation can produce physiological changes and reduce reaction time. (Zach Rowinski 2005-03-05)

Publisher Place: Oxford
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher country: United States
United Kingdom
Publisher URL: http://www.ibnshomepage.org/
Published Date: 1991
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0031-9384(91)90543-W
Subject: Meditation research
Western medicine
Controlled study
Dhammakaya meditation
Reaction time
Blood pressure
Lung volume
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Clinical Studies on Meditation
Cultural Coverage: United States
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
Language: English
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Source URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00319384
Source: Physiology & Behavior
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 50
Source Page Numbers: 543-548
Start Date: 1966
Frequency of publication: Monthly
Submissions: See "Information for authors" on the publisher's website./a>
ISBN/ISSN: 0031-9384

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