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Happy New Year to you! 😊

I suffer from internal vibrations and PPPD and I've been trying to use meditation to calm my nervous system. Could any of you please suggest what I could do to further this and work on the amygdala too please? I also suffer from chronic fatigue.

Thanking you 🙏 Louise

  • Welcome @LouiseWA. Practicing Dhamma and Meditate will keep you away from all harms your mental and phisical strength increases. This link Brains of Buddhist monks scanned in meditation study may help you to know benefits of meditation. So keep meditating. Thank you. Have a great year ahead. – Swapnil Jan 2 at 14:03
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This is not medical advice and you seek a doctor for your condition. The way I understand that Samatha meditation will not help with this condition. Samatha meditation generally suppresses your feelings and awareness. However, Vipassana meditation will help you as it promotes body awareness. Generally in Vipassana meditation, you learn to accept the way you and your body as it is with awareness. Also, make sure that you have good eating habits and a good daily exercise routine.

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Meditation is not a substitute for medical treatment. From a quick glance at the diagnostic criteria and treatment paradigms for PPPD, it seems that rehabilitation exercises and cognitive behavioral therapy are the typical approach, and meditation could supplement both of those — pay particular attention to posture and rising thoughts while you sit — but talk with your therapist about integrating them. If sitting upright for extended periods is too difficult, try pushing your cushion against a wall and leaning into it for support.

Generally speaking, meditation at the biophysical level is useful for relaxing and reintegrating the body-mind complex, which should help with anxiety and disorientation over the long run. But you'll get more benefit from it if you reach beyond the biophysical level. Don't merely look for symptomatic relief; try to still your mind properly.

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WEll if you feel dizzy all the time, stay in bed to cultivate samadhi with anapanasati. The best time to calm the kaya-sankharas and Citta-sankharas is precisely at wakeup before there is lots of mental proliferation and loss of physical energy (people who ''meditate'' after 9h of work are just too exhausted to be good at mediation).. And in your case, lying down would be the posture where you feel the least dizzy. IT's all win.

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