The TM technique: Benefits for Health and Well-Being
An evidence-based approach
Scientific studies show that the TM technique improves health holistically
According to the American Heart Association, the TM technique is the only meditation practice shown to reduce high blood pressure: AHA report: "Other meditation techniques (including mindfulness) are not recommended…".
- Rejuvenates mind and body through deep rest
- Enlivens the body's healing & regulatory systems
- Reduces stress and creates a more balanced, resilient physiology
Scientists have found that the state of deep, harmonious rest gained during TM practice is healing and transformative. The technique's broad range of health benefits have been verified by more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific studies, conducted at 250 independent research institutes—including medical schools at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, UCLA and many others.
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