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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.
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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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