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Scientific Evidence

More than 400 studies on the positive impact of the Transcendental Meditation technique on mental and physical health have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals over the past 45 years.

This research has been conducted at over 100 independent medical schools and research institutions worldwide. Funding has included $26 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and $2.4 million in grants from the Department of Defense.

Clinically proven benefits to physical health include marked reductions in blood pressure, risk of heart attack and stroke, and cortisol (the “stress hormone”) levels, to name a few.

Clinically proven benefits to mental health include reductions in anxiety, depression, insomnia, and substance use disorder, as well as heightened creativity, focus, memory, academic performance, and productivity.

Clinically proven benefits for students include significant improvements in learning, comprehension, and behavior, as well as increased graduation rates, improved test scores, and reduced Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Clinically proven benefits for veterans with post-traumatic stress who practice TM include reductions in depression, insomnia, blood pressure, and improvements in quality of sleep, relationships, and overall quality of life.

Clinically proven benefits for women and school children who are survivors of domestic abuse or sexual assault include reductions in flashbacks and difficult memories, substance use disorder, and insomnia.


reduction in PTSD assessment scores among meditating male inmates – The Permanente Journal

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