What is Zen Meditation?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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Generic name: Meditation

Zen meditation is the practice of sitting in preparation of calming the body and mind. As one sits in prescribed positions, and close the mind to thought and images, the heart rate slows, breathing becomes shallow and you will pass into a reflective meditative state.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 3 4
General health 3 1
Neuropathic pain in feet and legs 1 0
Obsessive-compulsive disorder 1 0
Pain 1 0
Post-traumatic stress disorder 1 4

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zen Meditation

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Zen Meditation

Dosage Patients
1 hr daily 1
2 other twice daily 1

Duration

Currently using Zen Meditation

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