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Scientific Research on TM

Over 600 published studies

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Clint Eastwood on how TM "makes my day"

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This broadcast resulted in the largest surge in TM initiations in history
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Clint Eastwood recommended TM to Merv Griffin who in turn recommended it to millions
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Reduced Drug and Alcohol Use More Scientific Research Reduced Recidivism
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Over 600 scientific studies done at over 100 independent research institutions in over 160 peer reviewed journals validate the benefits of TM.  Many of these studies are reprinted in 7 volumes of the Collected Papers available from Maharishi University Press.

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Top 100 published studies

Physiological research has shown that Transcendental Meditation gives rise to a unique state of deep rest characterized by marked reductions in metabolic activity [3-13], increased orderliness and integration of brain functioning [14-27], increased cerebral blood flow [6, 28, 29], and features directly opposite to the physiological and biochemical effects of stress, including skin resistance changes [3, 8, 30, 31] and reductions in plasma cortisol [32-35], arterial blood lactate [3, 6, 7, 11, 30], and muscle tone [15, 36]. Several other neuroendocrine changes have also been observed during Transcendental Meditation [31, 37-44]. Taken together, these studies clearly distinguish the physiology of Transcendental Meditation from sleep or simple relaxation [13, 30] Students at Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa, who regularly practiced Transcendental Meditation, increased significantly in intelligence over a 2-year period, compared to control subjects from another Iowa university. This finding corroborates the results of two other studies showing increased IQ in Maharishi International University students.

Reference I: Transcendental Meditation and improved performance on intelligence-related measures: A longitudinal study, Personality and Individual Differences 12: 1105-1116, 1991. Reference II: Longitudinal effects of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program on cognitive ability and cognitive style, Perceptual and Motor Skills 62: 731­738, 1986.

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This study found that during the Transcendental Meditation program some of the early sensory components of the brain's response to somatosensory stimulation (0–100 msec) are more widely distributed across the cortex. This study, by Dr. Nicolai Nicolaevich Lyubimov, Director of the Moscow Brain Research Institute's Laboratory of Neurocybernetics, indicates that during the Transcendental Meditation program there is an increase in the areas of the cortex taking part in perception of specific information and an increase in the functional relationship between the two hemispheres.

References:

  1. Proceedings of the International Symposium Physiological and Biochemical Basis of Brain Activity, St. Petersburg, Russia, (June 22–24, 1992).
  2. 2nd Russian-Swedish Symposium New Research in Neurobiology, Moscow, Russia, (May 19–21, 1992).

After one year of practice of the Transcendental Meditation program, elementary school students showed significant gains on the lowa Tests of Basic Skills, a nationally standardized test (ref. 1). A second study showed significant gains in high school students (grades 9–12) on the lowa Tests of Educational Development (ref. 2). A third study (ref. 3) found that the length of time students had been practicing the Transcendental Meditation program was significantly correlated with academic achievement, independent of student IQ scores.

References:

  1. Education 107 (1986): 49–54.
  2. Education 109 (1989): 302–304.
  3. Modern Science and Vedic Science 1 (1987): 433–468.

National Institutes of Health
The NIH has awarded more than $24 million to study the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique for improving brain functioning and cardiovascular health during the past 20 years.  More

American Medical Association
The AMA’s journal Archives of Internal Medicine published a recent study showing the TM technique is highly effective in preventing the risk factors for high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.  More

American College of Cardiology
During its annual convention, the ACC hosted a symposium on the research conducted at more than a dozen independent universities and medical schools on the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique for reducing heart disease, hypertension, stroke, cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and heart failure.   More

American Psychological Association
During its annual conference last year, the APA featured research on the TM technique that documents the positive, long-term benefits of the practice for self-actualization and self-development. More

Scientific Research on Meditation

Wallace Robert K, Benson Herbert, Wilson AF. A wakeful hypometabolic physiologic state. American Journal of Physiology 1971;221:795-9.

Benson Herbert. How antihypertensive drugs act: A physiologic approach. Consultant. 1972;12:23-4.

Benson Herbert, Wallace Robert K. Decreased drug abuse with Transcendental Meditation: A study of 1,861 subjects. In: Zarafonetis CJD, ed. Drug Abuse - Proceedings of the International Conference. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, 1972:369-76.

Wallace Robert K, Benson Herbert. The physiology of meditation. Scientific American 1972;226:84-90.

Allan I. Abrams, "Paired Associate Learning and Recall : A Pilot Study Comparing Transcendental Meditation with Non-meditators." Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation: Collected Papers, vol 1, ed. David W. Orme Johnson, Lawrence H. Domash and John T. Farrow (New-York, U.S.A.: MIU Press 1975)

Jean-Paul Banquet, "EEG and Meditation "Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology vol 33 (Hollande: 1972) p. 454.

Jean Paul Banquet, "Spectral Analysis of the EEG in meditation". Electroencephalogrphy and Clinical Neurophysiology vol. 35 (Hollande 1973 pp 143-151

Karen Blasdell, "The Effects of Transcendental Meditation upon a Complex Perceptual-Motor Task. "Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation: Collected Papers, vol 1, ed. David W. Orme Johnson, Lawrence H. Domash and John T. Farrow (New-York, U.S.A.: MIU Press 1975)

Roy Collier, "The Effect of Transcendental Meditation upon University Academic Attainment" (Lucrare prezentata la Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Washington, U.S.A.) and Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation: Collected Papers, vol 1, ed. David W. Orme Johnson, Lawrence H. Domash and John T. Farrow (New-York, U.S.A.: MIU Press 1975)

Frew D.R. "Transcendental Meditation and productivity". Academy of Management Journal vol 17 No. 2 U.S.A. 1974) p.362-368.

Theo Fehr, Uwe Nerstheimer and Sibile Trober, "Study of 49 Practitioners of Transcendental Meditation with the Freiburger Personality Inventory" Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation: Collected Papers, vol 1, ed. David W. Orme Johnson, Lawrence H. Domash and John T. Farrow (New-York, U.S.A.: MIU Press 1975)

Heaton D.P. si David Orme-Johnson. "Transcendental Meditation And academic achievement" Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation : Colected Papers. vol 1 (U.S.A., M.I.U. Press 1975)

Landrith G., "The Efects of One Percent of the City Population Practicing Transcendental Meditation on Crime Rate: Preliminary Results", Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation: Collected Papers, vol 1, ed. David W. Orme Johnson, Lawrence H. Domash and John T. Farrow (New-York, U.S.A.: MIU Press 1975)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, "Science of Creative Inteligence - Knowledge and Experience." Videotape. Los Angeles: Maharishi International University, 1972.

Miskiman D.E. "The Efect of Transcendental Meditation on Compensatory Paradoxical Sleep", Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation: Collected Papers, vol 1, ed. David W. Orme Johnson, Lawrence H. Domash and John T. Farrow (New-York, U.S.A.: MIU Press 1975)

David Orme-Jonshon "Automatic Stability and Transcendental meditation" Psychosomatic Medicine vol. 35, No. 4 (U.S.A. 1973) p 341-349.

David W. Orme-Johnson, J. Kiehlbauch, R. Moore and J. Bristol, "Personality and Automatic Changes in Meditating Prisoners" Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation: Collected Papers, vol 1, ed. David W. Orme Johnson, Lawrence H. Domash and John T. Farrow (New-York, U.S.A.: MIU Press 1975)

Erwin Schrodinger, What is life? New York : Doubleday Anchor, 1961.

William Seeman, Sanford Nidich si Thomas Banta "The Influence of Transcendental meditation on a Measure of Self Actualization". Journal of Counseling Psychology vol. 19 nr. 3 (U.S.A. 1972) pp. 184-187.

Robert Show and David Kolb, "Improuved Reaction Time Following Transcendental Meditation", Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation: Collected Papers, vol 1, ed. David W. Orme Johnson, Lawrence H. Domash and John T. Farrow (New-York, U.S.A.: MIU Press 1975)

Andre S. Toja "Some evidence that the Practice of Transcendental Meditation Increase Intelligence as Measured by Psychological Test.", Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation: Collected Papers, vol 1, ed. David W. Orme Johnson, Lawrence H. Domash and John T. Farrow (New-York, U.S.A.: MIU Press 1975)

Robert Keith Wallace, "The Physiological Effects of Transcendental Meditation: A proposed Fourth Major State of Consciousness", (Doctoral thesis, Department of Physiology, California University, Los Angeles, U.S.A., 1970.)

Robert K. Wallace si Herbert Benson, "The Physiology of Meditation" Scientific American, vol. 226, N 2 (U.S.A. 1972) p.84-90

Mark Westcott, "Hemisferic Symmetry of EEG during Transcendental Meditation "Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation , Colected Papers, vol 1, ed. David W Orme Johnson, Lawrence H Domash et John T Farrow (New York, U.S.A.: MIU Press, 1975)


A Tribute to some TM Scientists

Robert Keith Wallace, PhD

Charles Nathaniel Alexander, PhD

Herbert Benson, PhD


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