Monday, October 05, 2015

Does Meditation Cure Lyme's Disease?

According to some random, semi-anonymous post on the internet (so it must be true), there is proof that meditation builds up the immune system, helps folks manage pain, improves mood and sleep, and can help the afflicted overcome Lyme's disease.  

Try to set aside 30 minutes a day to sit in a chair or on the floor and concentrate on just your breathing. Your mind will wonder. Thoughts like "My knees are hurting me right now!" and "How exactly does this help with Lyme's disease?" will cross your mind, but that is okay.  Don't try to suppress your thoughts but just let them go and then let go of them, and bring your attention back to your breathing.

Counting your breath helps. For example, count breath in 1, breath out 1. Breath in 2, breath out 2. Breath in 3, breath out 3, etc, until you get to 10.  Again, your mind will wonder and when it does don't get frustrated.  Just simply start the count over again. If you forget which breath you're on or if you blow past 10 and realize this is breath 23 or something, just start over again at one.  

But anyway, this is now a blog about Lyme's disease.

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