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Wide range of health benefits seen from Transcendental Meditation practice

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15 March 2012

Scientific research on the Transcendental Meditation Programme has found a wide range of health benefits, all stemming from the unique state of restful alertness created in mind and body during the practice, which enables the release of deep-rooted stress and strain.

More of the extensive research findings on Transcendental Meditation include:

Improved health of the musculoskeletal system:
∙ Increased athletic ability
∙ Improvements in chronic back pain and rheumatoid arthritis

Reversal of the deleterious effects of ageing:
∙ Younger biological age compared to chronological age
∙ Decreased mortality rate

Better health of mother and child before and after childbirth
∙ Less anxiety during pregnancy and childbirth
∙ Shorter stay in hospital for child delivery
∙ Greater quiet alertness in newborns of mothers practising Transcendental Meditation

Better health habits:
∙ Decreased use of cigarettes
∙ Reductions in alcohol use and all categories of substance abuse

Improved mental health:
∙ Decreased anxiety
∙ Decreased depression
∙ Fewer biochemicals in the blood associated with anxiety and stress
∙ Decreased symptoms of ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
∙ Decreased insomnia
∙ Increased calmness and quicker recovery from stress

Increased energy and greater well-being

Simultaneous improvements in health and quality of life in individuals across a wide range of stress-related disorders

Thousands of physicians worldwide recommend the practice of Transcendental Meditation to their patients.

To view questions answered by leading doctors in the United States who have prescribed the Transcendental Meditation Programme to their patients, visit the website:—which is sponsored by The American Association of Physicians Practicing the Transcendental Meditation Program.

Click here for more about scientific research on health and other benefits of the Transcendental Meditation program.

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