More than 350 studies on the beneficial effects of Transcendental Meditation technique to mental and physical health have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals over the past 45 years. The research has been conducted at over 100 independent medical schools and research institutions worldwide. Furthermore, funding for many of these studies has come from $26 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and $2.4 million in grants from the Department of Defense.

Physiological Rest

  • American Physiologist 42 (1987) 879-881
  • Science 167 (1970) 1751-1754
  • American Journal of Physiology 221 (1971) 795-799

Increased Muscle Relaxation

  • Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology 35 (1973): 143-151
  • Psychopathometrie 4 (1978): 437-438

Faster Reactions

  • Personality and Individual Differences 12 (1991): 1106-1116
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills 38 (1974): 1263-1268
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills 46 (1978): 726
  • Motivation, Motor and Sensory Processes of the Brain, Progress in Brain Research 54 (1980): 447-453
  • L’Encephale [The Brain] 10 (1984): 139-144

Decreased Stress Hormone (Plasma Cortisol)

  • Hormones and Behavior 10(1)(1978): 54-60
  • Journal of Biomedicine 1 (1980): 73-88
  • Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology 7 (1980): 75-76
  • Experientia 34 (1978): 618-619

Increased Stability of the Autonomic Nervous System

  • Psychosomatic Medicine 35 (1973): 341-349
  • Psychosomatic Medicine 44 (1982): 133-153

Healthier Response to Stress

  • Psychosomatic Medicine 35 (1973): 341-349
  • Journal of Counseling and Development 64 (1986): 212-215
  • Psychosomatic Medicine 49 (1987): 212-213
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Research 33 (1989): 29-33
  • Psychosomatic Medicine 44 (1982): 133-153
  • International Journal of Neuroscience 46 (1989): 77-86

Improved Quality of Life in People Living with HIV/AIDS

  • AIDS Care 25 (2013) 1291-7
  • SD AIDS Foundation/Maharishi University of Management. Submitted for publication.

Reduced Blood Pressure in Adolescents

  • Annals of Behavioral Medicine 22 (2000) S133
  • American Journal of Hypertension (2004)

Decreased Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Subjects

  • Hypertension 26 (1995): 820-827
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 57 (1989): 950-964

Decreased Insomnia

Healthier Family Life

Lower Health Insurance Utilization Rates

  • Psychosomatic Medicine 49 (1987) 493-507
  • American Journal of Health Promotion 10 (1996) 208-216

Improved Mind-Body Coordination

  • Journal of Clinical Psychology 42 (1986) 161-164
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills 46 (1978) 726
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills 38 (1974) 1263-1268