“When we’re tired, we don’t think as clearly, are more distractible, and take longer to complete our tasks. We also may stay up too late trying to finish off what didn’t get done during the day. This ends up creating a vicious cycle of fatigue, lack of rest, too much activity, and more fatigue. Taking the TM course is the #1 recommendation I make to all my patients because it eliminates stress — the root of most ill health. The Transcendental Meditation practice brings about what no pill ever will vital health, mental clarity, and boundless creativity from within.”
Dr. Lonsdorf also addresses the value of the TM program for menopausal and post-menopausal women:
“Stress is a trigger for, and major contributor to, common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and sleep problems. The Transcendental Meditation program has been shown to reduce anxiety twice as effectively as other relaxation and meditation techniques and is highly effective at reducing stress. Practice of the TM technique for twenty minutes twice a day has been shown to lower cortisol (a stress hormone), improve sleep and lift mood. According to some researchers, curbing excess cortisol production might also support the body’s production of helpful reproductive hormones such as progesterone.
In addition, research on postmenopausal women has shown that the TM technique reduces heart attack risk as well as metabolic syndrome, a precursor to diabetes. This meditation has helped alleviate mood swings and menopausal symptoms in many of my patients in midlife, while helping smooth their emotional transition through a time that can be challenging in many ways. For all these reasons, I highly recommend Transcendental Meditation instruction as part of a comprehensive approach to managing menopausal symptoms.”