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Could Transcendental Meditation help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder?
by Dr Norman Rosenthal    Translate This Article
29 May 2011

On 29 May 2011 reported: On Memorial Day in the US, renowned psychiatrist Dr Norman Rosenthal reflects on ''the debt owed, in the words of Winston Churchill, by so many to so few.'' Dr Rosenthal has treated many military veterans suffering the devastating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. A new approach he used in a pilot study, now in press in the journal Military Medicine, found ''highly encouraging'' results treating PTSD with the Transcendental Meditation technique. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of health.

''Transcendental Meditation is known to be able to reduce responses to stress, as evidenced, for example, by its capacity to lower blood pressure in numerous controlled studies. TM appears to quiet the fight-or-flight response system, which is on overdrive in people with PTSD,'' Dr Rosenthal says in the article.

''One final reflection this Memorial Day,'' he concludes. ''Shouldn't we consider teaching T.M. to some of our other traumatized soldiers and Marines? It is relatively cheap and easy to do, requires no special equipment, and causes few if any side-effects. If even a small percentage of people with PTSD were to obtain the kind of benefits [reported by the veterans in the study], then teaching our wounded warriors to meditate promises an abundant return on our investment.''

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