What is Vipassana Meditation?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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Generic name: Meditation

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 3 2
Anxious mood 1 1
Depressed mood 1 0
Insomnia 1 1
Pain 1 1
Post-traumatic stress disorder 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vipassana Meditation

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Vipassana Meditation

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1

Duration

Currently using Vipassana Meditation

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Vipassana Meditation

Feb 21, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mindfulness, self awareness, eating disorder, life direction, relationship clarity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: its a wonderful practice that doesnt cost a shit load of money, in fact, you pay what you can, if anything! www.dhamma.org

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