Research On The Transcendental Meditation Technique

More than 600 peer-reviewed research studies on the TM technique have been published in more than 160 scientific journals. These studies were conducted at more than 200 universities and research centers, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, UCLA Medical School, and the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Here are charts of some of the most striking research results.


This news clip details two of the many cohorts who experienced a reduction in their blood pressure. They participated in a scientific research study at Howard University to learn the effects of TM  on blood pressure.  Contact us to learn how to be instructed in TM, or email

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The American Journal of Hypertension concludes: The Transcendental Meditation Program may be useful as an adjunct in the long-term treatment of hypertension in African Americans. Am J Hypertens 2005; 18:88–98 © 2005 American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd. View the study here 

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A  1985 study  published in the Journal of Counseling and Development (64, 1985: pp 212-15) showed significant reduction of PTSD in Vietnam Veterans. There was no significant improvements in the control group that was receiving psychotherapy.


Reduction of Post Traumatic Stress in Congolese Refugee populations (Journal of Traumatic Stress 26, 2013 pp 295-298.

Ninety percent of Congolese Refugees with PTSD in this research study became non-symptomatic within 30 days of learning TM. The control group that did not learn TM remained at the same high level of PTSD throughout the 135 day study.

A second study on Congolese Refugee populations titled, "Significant Reductions in Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms of Congolese Refugees Within 10 Days of Transcendental Meditation Practice " ( Journal of Traumatic Stress 27, 2014 pp 112-115) reconfirmed the 30 day result of the earlier study and also showed a 30 point drop in symptoms even within 10 days of TM practice for this same group of cohorts. Learn  more about this study from the researcher, neuroscientist Fred Travis, PhD, who explains the findings of his recently published research study that investigated the effects of the Transcendental Meditation program on Ugandan refugees who had severe PTSD symptoms. See the video here

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“TM in general causes holistic development of the brain, the total development of the personality, and is named in the literature as “self-actualisation”.

Millions of children diagnosed with stress and ADHD are medicated for it, but with very little success. ADHD is a symptom of  modern stress. The latest study shows 12 weeks of meditation twice a day, caused a normalization of the brain function and a marked drop in the symptoms of ADHD.