Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 27, 2012
A health publishing division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, Doctors Health Press, a which publishes various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a brand new study that has grouped available evidence together to show that transcendental meditation (TM) has the capacity to prevent and help treat heart disease.
As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/the-alternative-therapy-that-could-free-you-of-heart-problems), heart disease kills more adults than all other health problems. It is often labeled as the “silent killer,” as what goes on in the blood vessels can go undetected for decades. But, modern medicine has been researching and incorporating alternative approaches to help treat heart disease and its causes, as well as prevent it in the first place.
As noted in the article “The Alternative Therapy That Could Free You of Heart Problems,” one of these alternative techniques is TM. A new research review paper shows how well TM reduces stress, and helps the heart on many levels. Its authors suggest that there is enough hard evidence now that we could include such alternative therapies in health plans, both private and government-sponsored.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article reports that in adults, TM reduced stress hormones and other physiological measures of stress. It also produced more rapid recovery from stress, decreased blood pressure and the use of blood pressure medication, decreased heart pain in angina patients, cleared the arteries, reduced the risk of stroke, improved distance walked in patients with congestive heart failure, decreased alcohol and tobacco use, anxiety, depression, and medical care usage and expenditures, and it lowered risk of death from heart disease, cancer, and all causes.
According to the article, researchers conclude that the review may be more important than individual studies, because it shows that TM has a healing effect on all levels of heart disease.
(SOURCE: “Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Adolescents and Adults through the Transcendental Meditation® Program: A Research Review Update,” Current Hypertension Reviews 2012; 8: 3.)
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