Key to A Healthy Heart
Although it is the number one cause of death for women in the United States, most women do not know enough about heart disease to know how to protect themselves from it. The TM technique reduces risk factors of heart disease and its recurrence.
NIH funded cardiovascular research on TM
The National Institutes of Health has funded over $26 million in research on the Transcendental Meditation technique for prevention of heart disease. A study conducted at the University of Wisconsin and presented at a conference of the American Heart Association showed that deaths, heart attacks, and strokes were cut by nearly half for at-risk patients who practiced the TM technique, compared to controls.
TM reduces main risk factors
The Transcendental Meditation technique has also been found to reduce the three major risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Stress and anxiety create strain on the cardiovascular system, and TM practice is a powerful tool for reducing chronic anxiety and stress. The TM technique also curbs smoking and substance abuse, reducing these additional common risk factors for heart disease.
During TM practice, the mind effortlessly settles inward to a quiet state of restful alertness. In this meditative state, the brain functions more coherently while the body experiences deep rest, dissolving accumulated stresses and fatigue.
Sixty-seven percent of women who die from a heart attack have no previous symptom of the disease. The Transcendental Meditation technique is a scientifically validated, holistic approach that can effectively counter the wide variety of influences that negatively impact a woman’s cardiovascular system.
“Whether it is preventing heart attacks, or even after a heart attack, TM can be an essential part of the daily recommendations for stress reduction, helping to stabilize blood pressure, and decrease inflammation.”SUZANNE STEINBAUM
MD, DO, Author, Media Spokesperson, and prior Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Awards include New York Times Super Doctor, and Castle and Connelly Top Doctor for Cardiovascular Disease.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
The CSIRO Healthy Heart Program published in 2008 states, “A recent report suggests that evidence is not strong enough to recommend general meditation as a treatment for high blood pressure. A specific form of meditation, however, known as Transcendental Meditation, has been shown to be very effective.”
American Medical Association
The AMA’s journal Archives of Internal Medicine published a 2006 study on Transcendental Meditation showing the TM technique is highly effective in reducing risk factors for high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.