Meditation Does a Heart Good

Posted 06/19/2013 | By HealthCorps

A number of studies suggest that regular meditation can improve heart disease.  The studies are so compelling, that doctors may soon write prescriptions to “try transcendental meditation,” for patients with heart disease.

In fact, a recent study showed that African Americans who committed to regular practice of TM reduced their risk of death, heart attack or stroke by 48% over a five year period, compared to patients who received standard care.

Blood pressure levels also drop in teens and adults who practice TM.   A study published in the American Journal of Hypertension determined that regular practice of TM can reduce adolescent stress, in turn causing measurable reduction in teen’s daytime systolic blood pressure.

The study’s results demonstrate the beneficial impact that TM could have for teen’s who are just at risk of developing hypertension.

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