The TM technique: Benefits for Health and Well-Being

An evidence-based approach

 
 

Scientific studies

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 suffer from a heart attack or stroke. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 5: 770–758, 2012. Chart

Reduction of High Blood Pressure

A large comparative study (meta-analysis) at the University of Kentucky found the TM technique to be the only meditation practice to significantly lower high blood pressure. American Journal of Hypertension 21 (3): 310-6, 2008. Chart

Reduced Atherosclerosis

Hypertensive patients who learned the TM technique showed significantly reduced thickening of the carotid artery. Stroke 31: 568-573, 2000. Chart

Improved Exercise Tolerance Among Coronary Patients

Those who learned the TM technique showed increased exercise tolerance in comparison to controls. The American Journal of Cardiology 77: 867-870, 1996. Chart

 

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Gary Kaplan, MD

Mehmet Oz, M.D.,Professor of Heart Surgery, Columbia University School of Medicine, Host of NBC's The Doctor Oz Show

"You can reduce your blood pressure significantly just using Transcendental Meditation. You can also reduce your cholesterol, atherosclerosis, obesity, risk of stroke, even death rates due to cardiovascular disease. But this is the tip of the iceberg"