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Transcendental Meditation reduces stress, improves health, decreases costs
by Linda Egenes
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14 May 2014
''When you practise Transcendental Meditation, your body experiences a unique state of physical and mental rest that eliminates stress and helps to balance and normalize all your bodily systems. This improves health and reduces costs.''
Dr. Robert Herron
Part 3 of a recent interview with Robert E. Herron, Ph.D., in which he discusses the current US healthcare crisis and how the Transcendental Meditation technique can help prevent chronic disease and reduce costs.
How does the Transcendental Meditation technique reduce stress?
Dr. Robert Herron: When you meditate, your body experiences a unique state of physical and mental rest that eliminates stress and helps to balance and normalize all your bodily systems. The TM technique also makes the mind and body more resilient so you don't accumulate excessive stress in the future. This improves health and reduces costs.
In addition to stress release, however, there are other beneficial activities that occur during the TM technique. For instance, during TM sessions many researchers have found that brain functioning is enhanced, resulting in greater brain orderliness and coherence, which also increases intelligence and creativity.
Disease is a state of disorder or imbalance in both mind and body. Because the brain controls most systems in our physiology, if we make the brain more orderly, then the entire body also becomes more orderly and healthy, including the heart. That is why the research shows that when we improve health with the TM technique, there are corresponding declines in all disease categories and medical costs.
Dr Herron is an independent researcher, writer, speaker, and consultant in medical cost reduction and economic policy, and director of the Center for Holistic Systems Analysis in Fairfield, Iowa, USA.
Global Good News will continue to feature excerpts from the interview with Dr Herron in which he describes published research showing reduced health care costs for people practicing Transcendental Meditation.
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