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Transcendental Meditation has the power to heal: Cardiovascular disease
by Global Good News staff writer
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9 October 2012
Transcendental Meditation creates real physical healing, said Norman Rosenthal, MD, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation.
Part I of this article focused on studies and a meta-analysis showing that Transcendental Meditation is able to lower both diastolic and systolic blood pressure, thus preventing the progression and formation of cardiovascular disease.
But it does much more than that, explained Dr Rosenthal.
Atherosclerosis, or the clogging of the arteries with foamy cholesterol cells, is a crucial problem in cardiovascular disease, but Transcendental Meditation has been found to reverse its progress.
'In its early stages, atherosclerosis is a reversible condition,' Dr Rosenthal explained.
He showed data regarding the carotid artery, which carries blood to the brain and thus needs to be clear or a stroke will result.
Transcendental Meditation actually decreases the thickening of the carotid artery's lining, 'so you're actually getting more blood flow through that artery less than a year after learning Transcendental Meditation. Whereas on the right [of the graph], which is a control treatment, the thickening is increasing, which is the natural course of the disease.'
Another parameter of cardiovascular disease is left ventricle enlargement.
Dr Rosenthal explained, 'If you have higher blood pressure, your heart has to work harder and harder to push the blood through your body. So what happens? The heart muscle gets bigger and bigger and that's a bad sign. It predicts a bad outcome in people with cardiac disease.'
Research has shown that, though reversal is not possible, Transcendental Meditation is able to slow left ventricle enlargement at a much greater rate than any control methods.
Lastly, Dr Rosenthal showed a study that found that Transcendental Meditation decreases insulin resistance.
'We know we have an epidemic of obesity, we have an epidemic of insulin resistance, and this is causing an epidemic of diabetes. That, in turn again, predisposes to cardiovascular disease,' Dr Rosenthal explained.
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