Medical experts and researchers agree that stress is damaging to both health and career. Extensive published research, funded by $24 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, has shown that the Transcendental Meditation technique reduces stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, and insomnia. Research has even found a marked reduction in tumors. But health is more than the absence of disease. TM practice also increases energy, stamina, immunity, and well-being, and helps normalize weight.