Research at a glance

The scientific research on Transcendental Meditation is the largest and strongest body of research in the world on any programme to develop human potential. More than 350 peer-reviewed research studies on the TM technique have been published in more than 160 scientific journals. These studies were conducted at more than 200 universities and research centers, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, UCLA Medical School, and Medical College of Georgia.

Benefits to many areas of life

Researchers have concluded that Transcendental Meditation enlivens the body's inner intelligence, supporting its innate ability to heal itself. Here is a sample of the broad range of benefits confirmed by research and published in the world's leading peer-reviewed medical and academic journals.

Official recognition and support

The National Institutes of Health in the USA have to date granted over $24 million to study the effect of Transcendental Meditation for the prevention and treatment of heart disease, hypertension, and stroke.

This research has so far reported:

  • Reduced risk factors for hypertension, diabetes, and obesity (American Medical Association's Archives of Internal Medicine)
  • Increased lifespan (American Journal of Cardiology)
  • Reduced thickening of coronary arteries (American Heart Association's Stroke)
  • Reduced blood pressure in comparison with other procedures (Ethnicity & Disease)
  • Reduced heart failure (Ethnicity & Disease)
  • Reduced use of hypertensive medication (American Journal of Hypertension)
  • Improved brain response to stress and pain (NeuroReport)