Research shows the TM® technique lowers blood pressure

The National Institutes of Health has granted over $20 million to study the effects of TM practice in preventing and treating heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke.

How does Transcendental Meditation affect the heart?

“The Transcendental Meditation technique, even though it is a mental technique, brings about a unique neurophysiological state. Those changes in the physiology lead to a drop in cholesterol and a drop in blood pressure. When you lower your blood pressure and your cholesterol, you decrease your risk of atherosclerosis. Studies have shown that patients with coronary heart disease who practice the Transcendental Meditation technique have less angina. I believe that there’s no better medicine than TM.”

How long before TM practice lowers blood pressure?

“The benefits can be immediate, but since every person is different it is not possible to predict exactly how soon blood pressure will drop. In most cases, the research has shown that within 1-2 months there is a significant drop in blood pressure if it has been too high.”

How does reducing stress lower blood pressure?

Stress damages your heart. It increases hormones that make your heart beat faster, narrow your arteries, and increase your blood pressure. TM practice does just the opposite, according to numerous published studies. It helps dilate your blood vessels, reduces stress hormones, decreases blood pressure, and improves heart health in general.