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Expatriate Medical Insurance News: Meditation 'reduces stress'

Expatriates might be able to cut their likelihood of having to fund treatment for a stress-related condition through international health insurance policies by engaging in meditation, comments from one practitioner have indicated.

London Meditation Centre director and co-founder Jillian Lavender called it "one of the most effective ways to release deep-rooted stress" from the human body.

It promotes healing by reducing sensations of anxiety and excitement, which helps fatigue and other negative emotions "dissolve smoothly", she declared.

When stress is not released, it can come out through poor behaviour, emotional turmoil and disease, the specialist continued.

This is why sometimes, people "blow a fuse" and then later wonder why they responded to an event in an inappropriate manner, Ms Lavender said.

"It was simply the nervous system releasing stress in a moment when it was under pressure," she explained.

A recent study led by the University of California, San Francisco found teachers who went through an intensive meditation course were less anxious, stressed and depressed than those who did not.

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