Mindfulness and meditation

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Mindfulness is a non-religious form of meditation that can is not clearly defined and can take many forms.[1] A particularly common way to practice mindfulness involves purposefully and non-judgmentally paying attention to the present moment.[1]

Mindfulness and other forms of meditation have been suggested as management techniques for ME/CFS, and treatments for depression, anxiety, chronic pain and many other conditions.[1][2]

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Some patients with ME/CFS claim that mindfulness or meditation help them to reduce their symptoms.[citation needed] It may be used alongside other management techniques and strategies such as pacing.[citation needed]

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Mindfulness can have both positive and negative effects.[1]

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  1. 1.01.11.21.31.4 Van Dam, Nicholas T.; van Vugt, Marieke K.; Vago, David R.; Schmalzl, Laura; Saron, Clifford D.; Olendzki, Andrew; Meissner, Ted; Lazar, Sara W.; Kerr, Catherine E. (Jan 2018). "Mind the Hype: A Critical Evaluation and Prescriptive Agenda for Research on Mindfulness and Meditation". Perspectives on Psychological Science: A Journal of the Association for Psychological Science. 13 (1): 36–61. doi:10.1177/1745691617709589. ISSN 1745-6924. PMC 5758421Freely accessible. PMID 29016274. 
  2. 2.02.1 Yahm, Sarah (Feb 5, 2018). "Prescribing Mindfulness Allows Doctors to Ignore Legitimate Female Pain". Slate Magazine. Retrieved Aug 29, 2020. 

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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