Posts Tagged ‘meditation practice’

By On July 15th, 2015

Obesity Linked to Trauma: Childhood Stressors Can Create Sickness in Adulthood

“Time heals all wounds.”  Some clichés develop because they happen to be true.  That’s not the case with this one, however.  Childhood wounds, or trauma, which go unaddressed can cause physical illness into adulthood.  I had heard of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, but didn’t realize what led researcher, Vincent Felitti, to first examine…


By On June 29th, 2015

Meditation as a Treatment for Chronic Pain

Considering the high death rate by overdose of prescription pain medication, our friend, Dr. Ruwan Jayatunge has written a timely and helpful article about treating chronic pain with meditation practice. When I was part of our Admissions Team at Brookhaven Hospital, I met many people from all walks of life who had become addicted to…


By On June 15th, 2015

Meditation to Treat Substance Use Disorders

Dr. Ruwan Jayatunge has contributed several articles to our blog, NeuroNotes, on traumaticbraininjury.net.   Dr. Jayatunge’s most recent article, “Meditation – an Effective Treatment Mode for Substance Use Disorders,” is focused on the treatment of substance abuse, and this is a type of treatment we provide on our behavioral health unit at Brookhaven Hospital.  Meditation practice can…

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