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New volume 7 of Collected Papers features studies on Transcendental Meditation and improved cardiovascular health

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26 December 2013

The research papers of Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., and his associates reprinted in Volume 7 of Scientific Research on Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme: Collected Papers, provide deep insight into the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique for cardiovascular health.

Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C.,

For example, a longitudinal study using the most rigorous research design found a reduction in diastolic blood pressure among hypertensive patients over a one-year period, as well as decreased use of blood pressure medication, in contrast to those taking a health education class.

Another study found reduced atherosclerosis of the carotid artery after nine months of practice of Transcendental Meditation, in comparison to controls. Atherosclerosis of the carotid artery is a risk factor for strokes.

A follow-up study of elderly patients with hypertension who learned the Transcendental Meditation technique showed a significant reduction in mortality rate—a 23% decrease in mortality overall and a 30% decrease in cardiovascular mortality, in comparison to control groups.

See previous articles in this series:
New volume of research on Transcendental Meditation
EEG studies on Transcendental Meditation featured in newest Collected Papers

Global Good News will report on one further important area of research featured in Collected Papers, Volume 7.

SOURCE: Adapted from Transcendental Meditation Blog

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