Transcendental meditation: A double-edged sword in epilepsy?

@article{Lansky2006TranscendentalMA,
  title={Transcendental meditation: A double-edged sword in epilepsy?},
  author={Ephraim S. P. Lansky and Erik K. St Louis},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={394-400}
}
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is derived from ancient yogic teachings. Both short- and long-term physiological correlates of TM practice have been studied. EEG effects include increased alpha, theta, and gamma frequencies and increased coherence and synchrony. Neuronal hypersynchrony is also a cardinal feature of epilepsy, and subjective psychic symptoms, apnea, and myoclonic jerking are characteristic of both epileptic seizures and meditative states. Clinical vignettes have highlighted the… Expand
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