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World J Clin Cases. Apr 16, 2016; 4(4): 99-102
Published online Apr 16, 2016. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v4.i4.99
Breath-based meditation: A mechanism to restore the physiological and cognitive reserves for optimal human performance
Kirtigandha Salwe Carter, Robert Carter III
Kirtigandha Salwe Carter, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 76107, United States
Robert Carter III, Tactical Combat Casualty Care Research Program, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam, Houston, TX 76107, United States
Author contributions: Both authors contributed equally to this work.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict of interest.
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Correspondence to: Kirtigandha Salwe Carter, MBBS, MPH, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, United States. drkirticarter@gmail.com
Telephone: +1-210-7730307
Received: September 6, 2015
Peer-review started: September 8, 2015
First decision: October 16, 2015
Revised: January 3, 2016
Accepted: February 14, 2016
Article in press: February 16, 2016
Published online: April 16, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Breath-based meditation has potential benefits for patients with chronic diseases and mental health disorders to otherwise healthy individuals interested in optimizing their physical and cognitive performance.