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The NIH has provided over $26 million in grants to study the effects of TM on heart disease. Findings include a 47 percent reduction in heart-related deaths.


Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States. For veterans suffering from PTS and major depression, this disease is even more deadly. PTS is associated with greater risk of heart attacks, and depression doubles the risk of dying from heart disease. A large body of NIH-funded, published research has shown the TM technique to be highly effective in treating cardiovascular disease. Findings include significant reductions in blood pressure and harmful cholesterol, decreases in atherosclerosis, and a 47 percent drop in cardiovascular-related mortality.

Decreased Blood Pressure

Through the Transcendental Meditation technique


American Journal of Hypertension 21: 310–316, 2008

This meta-analysis examined the results of all published, randomized, controlled clinical trials on the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique on reducing blood pressure, comprising nine studies with 711 subjects. The Transcendental Meditation technique was found to have a statistically significant impact on reducing both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. In fact, the reduction of systolic blood pressure was on par with first-line antihypertensive medication—with none of the negative side effects.

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