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What’s the evidence?

More than 350 peer-reviewed research studies on the TM technique have been published in more than 160 scientific journals. These studies were conducted at more than 200 universities and research centers, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, UCLA Medical School, and Medical College of Georgia.

Highlights of recent published studies:

  • Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, November 2012, a journal of the American Heart Association: 5-year randomized controlled study on patients with established coronary heart disease reported a 48% reduction in death, heart attack, and stroke in subjects in the TM group compared to controls.

  • Hypertension, June 2013, American Heart Association scientific statement, concluded that the TM technique is the only meditation practice that has been shown to lower blood pressure and recommends that TM may be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension.

  • Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, October 2013: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) found significantly greater effect of TM in reducing trait anxiety than treatment-as-usual and other alternative treatments, including mindfulness-based therapy (MBT) and other meditation and relaxation practices.
Norman Rosenthal MD
Collected Papers

Results of research studies on
the Transcendental Meditation technique

  • Reduced Stress and Anxiety
  • Decreased Depression
  • Reduced Insomnia
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Decreased Cholesterol
  • Reduced Congestive Heart Failure
  • Reduced Atherosclerosis/Stroke
  • Decreased Free Radicals
  • Reduced Metabolic Syndrome/ Pre-Diabetes
  • Reduced Cardiovascular Risk Factors
  • Reduction in Pain
  • Decreased Health Care Costs and Utilization
  • Higher Levels of Brain Functioning
  • Improved Intelligence, Creativity and Learning Ability
  • Improved Academics
  • Improved School Behavior
  • Benefits for Special and Remedial Education
  • Improved Integration of Personality
  • Increased Longevity
  • Reduced Substance Abuse