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Transcendental Meditation Technique Shown to Reduce Anxiety

Studies on high stress groups, such as veterans suffering from PTSD and prison inmates, have shown dramatic reductions in anxiety from Transcendental Meditation (TM), whereas studies of groups with only moderately elevated anxiety levels, such as normal adults and college students, showed more modest changes. “It makes sense that if you are not anxious to begin with, that TM practice is not going to reduce your anxiety that much,” said lead author of the meta-analysis, Dr. David Orme-Johnson, an independent research consultant.  Additionally, TM was found to produce significant improvements in other areas worsened by anxiety, such as blood pressure, insomnia, emotional numbness, family problems, employment status, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Read the entire article here:  Transcendental Meditation Technique Shown to Reduce Anxiety, Study Shows