Benefits of learning TM

Benefits of learning TM

Millions of people practice Transcendental Meditation (TM) around the world and over 600 research studies attest to the wide-ranging benefits of Transcendental Meditation. The benefits cover every aspect of daily life.

TM is a natural, spontaneous process and its benefits are automatic, with most people noticing tangible results right from the very first day.

A good indicator of the overall effect of TM on health was provided by a study of data from a major US health insurer which compared the use of healthcare over 5 years by 2000 of their subscribers practising TM with a similar matched group of non-meditators (Psychosomatic Medicine, 1987).

The findings attracted the following comment from Dr James Le Fanu in his regular column in the Sunday Telegraph:

“The overall benefits of transcendental meditation are so staggering as to be almost unbelievable – in one 5 year study, half the number of inpatient admissions to hospital (87% fewer for heart disease and nervous system disorders) … These findings are remarkable.”

Dr James Fanu

Both hospital admissions and outpatient visits were 50% lower in meditators. In the over 40 age group, the reduction was more than 70%. Hospital admissions for medical and surgical conditions were 60-70% lower in the TM group, with reductions in all 17 categories studied, e.g. admissions were 87% less for heart and blood vessel disorders and neurological problems, 55% less for tumors, and 73% less for respiratory disorders.

Results were much higher in a later 11 year study when TM practice was combined with an Ayurvedic healthcare programme, with hospital admissions more than 90% less than controls in most categories of illness.

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