The TM technique: Benefits for Health and Well-Being

An evidence-based approach


Scientific studies

Reduced Need for Medical Care: Decreased Hospitalization

A study that analyzed five years of medical insurance data on 2000 TM program participants found that TM practice significantly reduces hospitalization for both medical and surgical procedures. Psychosomatic Medicine 49: 493–507, 1987. Chart

Improved Health in University Students

University students who began the TM program showed a significant improvement in general health (measured by physical, mental, and social factors) after three months, compared to controls. Journal of Instructional Psychology 22: 308–319, 1995. Chart

Reduced Heart Attack and Stroke

An NIH-sponsored, , ten-year randomized controlled study found that people with heart disease who learned the TM technique were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack or stroke. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 5: 770–758, 2012. Chart

Younger Biological Age

In this long-term study, those regularly practicing the TM technique showed a much younger biological age than peers in their age group. International Journal of Neuroscience 16: 53–58, 1982. Chart


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Gary Kaplan, MD

Gary P. Kaplan, MD, associate professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine

"There is no other mental technique, prescription for behavioral modification, or medical intervention that provides the broad range of health benefits proven to result from TM."