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In the general context of [[complementary and alternative medicine]], '''meditation''' encompasses a variety of techniques to induce "a state of consciousness in which the individual eliminates environmental stimuli from awareness so that the mind can focus on a single thing, producing a state of relaxation and relief from stress. A wide variety of techniques are used to clear the mind of stressful outside interferences."<ref>National Library of Medicine, ''Medical Subject Headings''</ref>
In the general context of [[complementary and alternative medicine]], '''meditation''' encompasses a variety of techniques to induce "a state of consciousness in which the individual eliminates environmental stimuli from awareness so that the mind can focus on a single thing, producing a state of relaxation and relief from stress. A wide variety of techniques are used to clear the mind of stressful outside interferences."<ref>National Library of Medicine, ''Medical Subject Headings'' [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/mesh/2009/MB_cgi?mode=&index=17840&view=concept]</ref>


Meditation can also focus on excluding external influences such that one can contemplate spiritual issues.
Meditation can also focus on excluding external influences such that one can contemplate spiritual issues.
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In the general context of complementary and alternative medicine, meditation encompasses a variety of techniques to induce "a state of consciousness in which the individual eliminates environmental stimuli from awareness so that the mind can focus on a single thing, producing a state of relaxation and relief from stress. A wide variety of techniques are used to clear the mind of stressful outside interferences."[1]

Meditation can also focus on excluding external influences such that one can contemplate spiritual issues.

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  1. National Library of Medicine, Medical Subject Headings [1]