Transcendental Meditation May Lower Heart Risk

According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health,obese African-American patients with heart disease  who are assigned to practice Transcendental Meditation twice daily for nine years were 48 percent less likely to die or have a heart attack or stroke than the comparison group who took a conventional health education class. Meditation also lowered systolic blood pressure and decreased anger and stress levels.  How often do you recommend meditation to your patients with heart disease?

For more information, please see the article from WebMD.  “Image courtesy of [Ambro]/

One response

  1. Thanks for this useful article. I’ve been practicing Transcendental Meditation for years and I know by experience how easy it is to practice and how fast the benefits come, it’s great to know research shows it also reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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