The TM technique: Benefits for Health and Well-Being

An evidence-based approach

 
 

Scientific studies

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 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

 

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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C. Noel Bairey Merz

C. Noel Bairey Merz, professor of medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center

"We are gratified that this research demonstrating the efficacy of TM on blood pressure is being recognized and hope that this consensus will result in its wider use in clinical practice".