Using hair cortisol to understand stress response changes over time, alongside self-reported measures, the study found that daily meditation began to reduce chemical stress levels after around three months, achieving the most significant changes by month six. On average, the participants saw a drop of about 25 percent.
Most meditation-based studies use an 8 to 12-week training program for their participants. In contrast, this research suggests that chronic or long-term stress only starts to decrease at the three-month mark.
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