"...impressive evidence that Transcendental Meditation can reduce heart disease risk factors..." CNN Health
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CNN Health Reports:
"...over the past few years, impressive evidence that Transcendental Meditation can reduce heart disease risk factors has been published in mainstream medical journals..."
Transcendental Meditation Reduces:
Research shows patients practicing Transcendental Meditation had a 25% decrease in cardiovascular mortality. See full study.
High Blood Pressure
A new meta-analysis compared many studies on relaxation techniques and their ability to lower high blood pressure. It concluded that Transcendental Meditation showed clinically and statistically significant changes in blood pressure (-5.0/-2.8 mm Hg). See full study.
Congestive Heart Failure
A recent study showed that patients practicing Transcendental Meditation showed a marked improvement on a six minute walk test when compared with a control group that received health education. See full study.
Research shows that Transcendental Meditation, when used for 16 weeks in congestive heart disease patients, improved blood pressure and insulin resistance. See full study. See full study.
Dr. Otelio Randall, Howard University Hospital
"The meditation should decrease the stress that comes in through the brain into the vessels in the heart, slow the heart rate, cause the vessels to relax, to dilate, and result in the blood pressure going down."