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This unit provides you with information on how a specific mind-body therapy, meditation, may be used for treatment and/or prevention of hypertension. In this unit you will be presented with a case study of a patient to illuminate salient issues to consider when recommending this modality for patient care. 

This module is also for U-M Department of Family Medicine Residents on the MSS rotation.

Specifically, the purpose of this unit is to introduce you to:
  • Different forms of meditation
  • Use of this treatment modality as primary or adjunctive
  • Safety and efficacy issues
  • Treatment costs
  • Community accessibility to learn these practices  

After this unit, you will know how to:
  • Describe different techniques of meditation
  • Explain to patients how meditation may be helpful for prevention or treatment of hypertension
  • Access resources to assist patients to learn and practice meditation

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Note: This module was originally developed by U-M Department of Family Medicine faculty member, Rita K. Benn, Ph.D., in 2009. It is maintained by faculty member, Carissa Orizondo, M.D. Last updated: March 2017.

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