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What do supporters of transcendental meditation (TM) say?

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According to supporters of TM, when meditating, the ordinary thinking process is “transcended.” It’s replaced by a state of pure consciousness. In this state, the meditator achieves perfect stillness, rest, stability, order, and a complete absence of mental boundaries.

Some studies have found that regular meditation can reduce chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and the use of health care services.

From: Transcendental Meditation WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Meditation: An Introduction.”

American Cancer Society: “Meditation.”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: “Meditation Practices for Health: State of the Research.”

Maharishi Foundation USA: “The Transcendental Meditation Program: How to Learn,” “The Transcendental Meditation Program: Research.”

UpToDate.

Cath Lab Digest: "American Heart Association: Transcendental Meditation a Proven Approach to Lowering Blood Pressure, Doctors May Consider in Clinical Practice."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Meditation: An Introduction.”

American Cancer Society: “Meditation.”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: “Meditation Practices for Health: State of the Research.”

Maharishi Foundation USA: “The Transcendental Meditation Program: How to Learn,” “The Transcendental Meditation Program: Research.”

UpToDate.

Cath Lab Digest: "American Heart Association: Transcendental Meditation a Proven Approach to Lowering Blood Pressure, Doctors May Consider in Clinical Practice."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 29, 2017

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