Stronger Immune System

meditation-image-38A study led by Dr. Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin at Madison indicated that mindfulness meditation can have lasting positive effects on people’s health, including a strengthened immune system. While this form of meditation has long been recommended as a stress-reducing activity, Dr. Davidson’s study is one of the first to suggest a link between meditation and immune health. Compared to non-meditators, participants who received regular instruction in mindfulness meditation produced higher levels of antibodies after receiving a flu vaccine. This increased antibody production is associated with a stronger immune system and the ability for the body to fight off other types of illness and infection more easily.