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American College of Cardiology

Symposium Highlighting Research on the TM Technique & Cardiovascular Disease

Speakers highlighted research on the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique on cardiovascular disease in a symposium entitled “Integrative Cardiology” during the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, which was attended by 30,000 cardiologists in Atlanta from March 11 to 14, 2006. Speakers at the symposium, which was attended by over 300 people, included:

Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., Director of the NIH-Funded Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa

Brian Olshansky, M.D., F.A.C.C., Professor and Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and co-chair of the symposium

Noel Bairey Merz, M.D.,F.A.C.C., Director of the Women’s Heart Center and the Preventive and the Rehabilitative Cardiac Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles

O.T. Randall, M.D., Professor of Cardiology at Howard University School of Medicine in Washington, DC

Other Medical Institutions


American Heart Association

According to a statement by the American Heart Association, the Transcendental Meditation technique has been shown to lower blood pressure.

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American Medical Association

The AMA’s journal Archives of Internal Medicine published a recent study showing the TM technique is highly effective in preventing the risk factors for high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.

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American Psychological Association

During its annual conference last year, the APA featured research on the TM technique that documents the positive, long-term benefits of the practice for self-actualization and self-development.

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National Institutes of Health

The NIH has awarded more than $24 million to study the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique for improving brain functioning and cardiovascular health during the past 20 years.

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