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More than US$21 million funding for research on the beneficial effects of the Transcendental Meditation for heart disease    Translate This Article
2 January 2009

The Transcendental Meditation technique is the most thoroughly researched program in the field of human development. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US has funded more than US$21 million in projects to conduct research on the beneficial effects of the Transcendental Meditation program on heart disease.

Summary of Benefits: Research on the Transcendental Meditation
Over 600 scientific studies at more than 200 independent research institutions in 35 countries during the past 40 years confirm that the technique brings remarkable benefits to people around the world.

Research on the Transcendental Meditation program has been published in more than 100 leading scientific journals, including Scientific American, Business and Health, Science, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Research conducted around the world documents that the program is effective for all cultural and ethnic groups. All age groups benefit, from increased alertness in infants of meditating parents to increased health, happiness, and longevity in meditating elderly. People spanning the full range of socioeconomic levels and intellectual abilities also benefit, adding to the universality of Maharishi's program.

The findings in each area of study have been replicated many times, and meta-analyses, which are the most quantitatively rigorous means to review a body of research, have found a high degree of consistency of the results. Studies using the most sophisticated, rigorous research methodologies designed to prove causality have strongly verified and extended preliminary findings.

This remarkable body of research shows that the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs produce basic improvements on all levels of life—health, mental potential, social behavior, and world peace.

For a sampling of the 600 research studies conducted on Transcendental Meditation, please visit: Research charts.

For a more complete bibliography of research, please visit: bibliography.

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