Transcendental Meditation Vs. Heart Attacks, Strokes


The results of a nine-year study led by Dr. Robert Schneider into the efficacy of using transcendental meditation to treat patients with heart disease has been presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association.

The patients who participated in the study – 201 African-American males and females with an average age of 59 who were all suffering from narrowing of the arteries – were randomly assigned to either practise transcendental meditation or to attend health classes teaching about the risk factors for heart disease, including [poor] diet and [lack of] exercise; all the patients participating in the study continued their use of pharmaceuticals; the study revealed that the patients who were assigned to practise transcendental meditation had a 47% lower rate of heart attacks and strokes compared to the patients who were assigned to attend the health classes, as well as lower blood pressure.

Source: Meditation good for the heart – Cuts risk of heart attack by 50% [Yahoo! Lifestyle, 28th June 2011]


No Responses Yet to “Transcendental Meditation Vs. Heart Attacks, Strokes”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: