Decreased Blood Pressure Among Hypertensives

H37-BP-Meta-AnalysisThis meta-analysis located in the published literature 107 studies on stress reduction and blood pressure, of which 17 studies containing 23 treatment comparisons among 960 subjects met standard criteria for well-designed randomized control trials in which there were multiple studies for each treatment category for hypertensive patients. Among these studies, only the Transcendental Meditation Programme was found to have a statistically significant impact on reducing high blood pressure among hypertensive subjects.  (p=.0002).Ref.Current Hypertension Reports 9: 520–528, 2007. voor volledig artikel click hier

Meta-Analysis: Decreased Systolic Blood Pressure

H39-Decreased-Systolic-BP-MetaThis study was a meta-analysis examining the effect of all published randomised, controlled clinical trials on the effects of the Transcendental Meditation program on blood pressure, comprising nine studies with 711 subjects. The Transcendental Meditation Programme was found to have a statistically significant impact of reducing systolic blood pressure. Among the three studies with the strongest research designs, the finding was slightly larger, giving another indication of the substantial nature of the effect.Ref.American Journal of Hypertension 21: 310–316, 2008

Decreased Systolic Blood Pressure among Cardiac Heart Disease Patients

H35-Reduced-Blood-Pressure-CHDThis randomized controlled clinical trial among individuals with stable cardiac heart disease found that 16 weeks of practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, in contrast to participation in a health education programme, led to a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure. Hypertension is one of the components of the ‘metabolic syndrome’, often associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and hyperlipidemia; this syndrome is a risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.Ref.Archives of Internal Medicine 166: 1218–1224, 2006

Reduction of High Blood Pressure

H15-High-Bld-PressurePatients with high blood pressure who learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme showed a significant reduction of systolic and diastolic blood pressure after three months, in contrast to those randomly assigned to a control technique or to those who received education on how to reduce blood pressure through diet and exercise.Ref.Hypertension 26: 820–827, 1995

What the Media is saying about TM

What people are saying

“Transcendental Meditation has opened up a new world of good health and well-being for me. I am so much more in control of my life and realise that there is something I can do to reduce my stress levels and feel more relaxed. It is such a blessing — I am grateful to have found it.”

Aisling Drury-Byrne, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Musician & Teacher


“The best thing I ever did in my life was to learn TM as an architectural student in 1973. I have benefitted in a multitude of ways from it’s simple, easy practice. In the morning, when I sit down to practise TM, it’s as if I receive a mental bath. Having more energy and clarity as a result of my TM practice, I am able to give and receive more, not only in my professional life, but in my personal life also.”

Peter Mullins, Architect


“As a musician, I feel that it helps me to perform better and as a teacher, it allows me to approach the classroom in a relaxed state of mind which, I believe, in turn has a positive effect on my students. I would highly recommend TM to anyone who is looking for an easy and effective way to bring balance into all aspects of their lives.”

Rachel Robinson, Musician & Teacher


“I encourage all my patients to practice Transcendental Meditation. Experience Shows and research confirms, that it is the best vaccine against stress-related conditions. Regular practice keeps you inwardly settled despite being surrounded by chaos.”

Dr Donn Brennan (MRCGP), General Practitioner.


“Having practised TM and the TM Sidhi Programme for 27 years I find it hard to describe the magnitude of change it has brought to my life other than to say it has changed everything ; in a phrase perhaps it has made me a completely happy and enriched person enjoying all aspects of life.”

Derek Crampton, Businessman


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