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Cognitive researcher discusses role of Transcendental Meditation as a treatment for PTS

Operation Warrior Wellness    Translate This Article
25 December 2011

Sarina Grosswald, Ed.D., a George Washington University–trained cognitive researcher, shares recent evidence highlighting the effectiveness of the Transcendental Meditation technique as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and its co-morbidities.

According to Dr. Grosswald, research shows that Transcendental Meditation practice results in significant drops in PTS symptoms, a 40 percent decrease in cardiovascular mortality, and increased quality of life.

Dr. Grosswald showcases the results of a recent study on TM and cardiovascular disease: ''After three months of TM practice, researchers found a 40 percent lower risk of heart attack, stroke, or mortality. And among the high stress group, a dramatic 70 percent reduction.''

Dr. Grosswald concludes by calling for the use of Transcendental Meditation in the treatment of PTS: 'We can see very clearly that there's a strong scientific foundation for the use of the Transcendental Meditation program for treating the symptoms of combat stress and post-traumatic stress. And this is a resource and a tool that can be very beneficial in the various approaches to treating PTS.'

Click here to watch a video of Dr Sarina Grosswald speaking about research results on the role of Transcendental Meditation in alleviating Post-Traumatic Stress.

Click here for more about Operation Warrior Wellness, including successful results using the technique to gain relief in the epidemic of PTS (post-traumatic stress) among veterans returning from combat.

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