A natural solution to anxiety and depression
Both anxiety and depression are extremely common, yet a simple solution may be at hand. For some, stressful or discouraging events produce short-lived symptoms; but for others, anxiety and depression can be ongoing and relentless, making normal daily life impossible. Transcendental Meditation provides a natural solution to help you overcome anxiety and depression.
TM breaks the vicious circle
Dealing with anxiety and depression can be a long-term challenge and even a vicious circle, where the less we are able to cope, the more anxious or depressed we become.
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Twice as effective as other techniques
What distinguishes TM is its holistic effect. It is like watering the root of a plant instead of just tending to the leaves. Scientific research has shown that the deep relaxation gained from Transcendental Meditation settles the mind and body so that the nervous reaction to stress is lessened. Subsequently, the anxiety and depression are reduced, enabling you to manage and overcome many of the symptoms that you may experience, including panic attacks, social anxiety and phobias.
An analysis of all 146 published studies on relaxation and anxiety (see chart to the left) showed that Transcendental Meditation is twice as effective in reducing anxiety as other techniques including the relaxation response, concentration meditation, systematic muscular relaxation, and muscle biofeedback.
Interestingly, the longer the people in these studies had been practicing TM, the greater was the decrease in anxiety.
Always take medical advice
If you feel that anxiety or depression is seriously disrupting your life, you should consult your doctor. Transcendental Meditation is complementary to any medical approaches to managing anxiety and depression. However you should never substitute practicing TM for proper medical advice, and:
- Always take the advice of your doctor.
- Never decrease any medication unless advised by your doctor to do so.