What is Breath Meditation?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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Generic name: Meditation

Meditation is a discipline in which the mind is focused on an object of thought or awareness. It usually involves turning attention to a single point of reference. The practice may engender a higher state of consciousness.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 19 11
General health 9 6
Pain 5 3
Major depressive disorder 3 3
Alcohol cravings 1 1
Brain fog 1 2

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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 2
Mild 1
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Breath Meditation

Side effect Patients
Calming 1
Insomnia 1
Panic attacks 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Breath Meditation

Dosage Patients
5 min daily 2
15 min daily 2
20 min daily 2
1 hr daily 1
10 min daily 1
5 min five times daily 1
10minutes as needed 1
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Breath Meditation

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Reason Patients
Other 2
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Duration

Currently using Breath Meditation

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Breath Meditation

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 9
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 15
Not specified 3
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