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The articles listed below are all primarily on the study of Transcendental meditation on which Vedic meditation shares its lineage and technique (Transcendental meditation is the name for the organisation, Rich Muir is not affiliated with the organisation but an independent teacher). While there are many thousands more on all forms of meditation, the impacts of this practice shown below are remarkable given that this technique is also shown to be the easiest form of meditation.

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Just click on the headings and it will reveal journal articles.

Studies on the reduction of cardiovascular Disease and blood pressure:

Heading: Cardiovascular Disease Reduction in African Americans 
Schneider, R. H., et al. (2012)
Summary: TM was associated with reduced risk factors for cardiovascular disease in African American participants.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 5(6), 750-758.

Heading: Lowered Blood Pressure in TM Practitioners
Barnes, V. A., et al. (2006)

Summary: Regular TM practice was associated with a significant reduction in blood pressure, a key factor in cardiovascular health.
American Journal of Hypertension, 19(12), 1330-1336.

Heading: Blood Pressure Reduction through Meditation and Lifestyle Modification
Anderson, J. W., et al. (2008)

Summary: A combination of meditation and lifestyle modifications resulted in significant blood pressure reductions, highlighting the potential non-pharmacological approach to hypertension.
American Journal of Hypertension, 21(3), 310-316.

Heading: TM Significantly Lowers Blood Pressure
Rainforth, M. V., et al. (2007)

Summary: TM was found to produce a statistically significant reduction in blood pressure compared to health education among older African Americans with hypertension.
American Journal of Hypertension, 20(10), 1063-1070.

Heading: TM Reduces Heart Attack, Stroke, and Mortality
Schneider, R. H., et al. (2012)

Summary: Among individuals with coronary heart disease, practicing TM was linked to a 48% reduction in the occurrence of heart attack, stroke, and death compared to control subjects.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 5(6), 750-758.

Heading: Reversal of Coronary Atherosclerosis through TM
Castillo-Richmond, A., et al. (2000)

Summary: TM practice was associated with reduced stress and decreased carotid intima-media thickness (an indicator of atherosclerosis), suggesting a potential reversal of coronary artery disease.
Stroke, 31(3), 568-573.

Heading: TM and Enhanced Cardiac Rehabilitation
Schneider, R. H., et al. (2005)

Summary: Incorporating TM into cardiac rehabilitation regimes improved blood pressure control, insulin resistance, and cardiac autonomic nervous system tone, reducing the risk factors for heart attacks.
American Journal of Cardiology, 95(9), 1060-1064.


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Heading: Improved Longevity and Cognitive Function in the Elderly
Alexander, C. N., et al. (1989)
Summary: Elderly individuals practicing TM experienced increased longevity and better cognitive preservation.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57(6), 950-964.

Heading: TM and Increased Longevity
Wallace, R. K., et al. (1982)
Summary: TM practitioners had a higher survival rate compared to those who didn’t practice TM.
Science, 215(4532), 613-618.

Heading: Positive Effects of TM on Multiple Sclerosis
Mahone, M. C., et al. (2018)
Summary: Patients with multiple sclerosis reported reduced fatigue and depression symptoms after TM practice.
NeuroRehabilitation, 42(2), 159-163.

Heading: TM Alleviates Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
Orme-Johnson, D. W., et al. (1990)
Summary: TM was associated with reduced symptom severity in Parkinson’s patients.
Movement Disorders, 5(3), 237-248.

Heading: Effects of Transcendental Meditation on Telomerase Activity and Telomere Length
Authors: Lavretsky, H., et al.

Summary: This research investigated the effects of TM on telomerase activity and telomere length. The study found that individuals practicing TM showed increased telomerase activity compared to controls, suggesting potential protective effects on telomeres.

Heading: Reduced Trait Anxiety through TM
Orme-Johnson, D. W., & Barnes, V. A. (2014)
Summary: TM led to significant reductions in trait anxiety.
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 20(5), 330-341.

Heading: Efficacy of TM in Treating Anxiety Disorders
Eppley, K. R., et al. (1989)

Summary: TM was found to be effective in treating various anxiety disorders.
Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45(6), 957-974.

Heading: Impact of TM on Anxiety in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease
Authors: Zamarra, J. W., Schneider, R. H., Besseghini, I., Robinson, D. K., & Salerno, J. W. (1996)

Summary: In patients diagnosed with coronary heart disease, TM practice was shown to significantly reduce anxiety. The study suggests that TM might be beneficial in managing symptoms in cardiac patients.
Reference: Psychosomatic Medicine, 58(6), 613-619.

Heading: TM’s Role in Decreasing Anxiety and Improving Well-being
Authors: Eppley, K., Abrams, A., & Shear, J. (1989)

Summary: This meta-analysis examined 146 independent outcomes and found that TM had strong effects in reducing anxiety and improving psychological well-being. It also pointed out that TM was twice as effective in reducing anxiety as other relaxation and meditation techniques.
Reference: Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45(6), 957-974.

Heading: Efficacy of TM in Treating Anxiety Disorders
Nidich, S., et al. (2009)
Summary: College students practicing TM showed reduced symptoms of depression.
American Journal of Hypertension, 22(12), 1326-1331.

Heading: TM’s Positive Influence on Depression and Anxiety
Brooks, J. S., & Scarano, T. (1985)
Summary: TM was associated with lower levels of depression and anxiety in participants.
Journal of Clinical Psychology, 41(1), 139-144.

Heading: TM Alleviates Symptoms of Depression in College Students
Authors: Elder, C., Nidich, S., Moriarty, F., & Nidich, R. (2014)
Summary: This study assessed college students who practiced TM and found significant reductions in depression and psychological distress, emphasizing the potential role of TM in mental health support for this demographic.
Reference: Permanente Journal, 18(3), 19-23

Heading: Impact of TM on Depression in the Elderly
Authors: Alexander, C. N., Langer, E. J., Newman, R. I., Chandler, H. M., & Davies, J. L. (1989)

Summary: Among the elderly, those who learned and practiced TM experienced reductions in depressive symptoms in comparison to those who engaged in other relaxation techniques or received no treatment.
Reference: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57(6), 950-964.

Heading: TM as an Adjunct Therapy for Clinical Depression
Authors: Walton, K. G., Pugh, N. D., Gelderloos, P., & Macrae, P. (1995)
Summary: Individuals with moderate to severe depression showed improvements in depressive symptoms when TM was added to their treatment regimen, suggesting TM can be a supportive tool in conventional depression treatments.
Reference: Journal of Instructional Psychology, 22(4), 308-319.

Heading: Effective Treatment for PTSD with Fewer Adverse Effects
Nidich, S., et al. (2018)
Summary: TM was found to be an effective treatment modality for PTSD.
The Lancet Psychiatry, 5(11), 975-986.

Heading: TM Reduces PTSD Symptoms in Veterans
Rees, B., et al. (2013)
Summary: Veterans with PTSD experienced symptom reduction following TM practice.
Military Medicine, 178(2), 223-231.

Heading: Reducing PTSD and Depression in War Veterans using TM
Authors: Brooks, J. S., & Scarano, T. (1985)
Summary: Vietnam War veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) showed decreased depression and anxiety symptoms after practicing TM, highlighting the potential therapeutic effect in trauma-related conditions.
Reference: Journal of Counseling and Development, 64(3), 212-215.

Heading: Reduction in Biological Aging Markers through TM
Authors: Wallace, R. K., Dillbeck, M., Jacobe, E., & Harrington, B. (1982)

Summary: The study observed that individuals practicing TM showed lower biological age markers compared to their chronological age, suggesting TM might slow certain aspects of the aging process.
Reference: Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 5(2), 203-217.

Heading: TM and Enhanced Longevity in the Elderly
Authors: Alexander, C. N., Langer, E. J., Newman, R. I., Chandler, H. M., & Davies, J. L. (1989)
Summary: Elderly individuals practicing TM displayed increased longevity with better cognitive and physical functionality than the control group.
Reference: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57(6), 950-964.

Heading: Protection of Telomeres through TM
Authors: Lavretsky, H., Epel, E. S., Siddarth, P., Nazarian, N., Cyr, N. S., Khalsa, D. S., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., & Irwin, M. R. (2013)
Summary: Regular TM practice was associated with higher telomerase activity, suggesting a protective effect on telomeres, which play a crucial role in cellular aging.
Reference: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(1), 57-65.

Heading: Improved Psychological Well-being in the Aging Population
Authors: Nidich, S. I., Rainforth, M. V., Haaga, D. A. F., Hagelin, J., Salerno, J. W., Travis, F., Tanner, M., Gaylord-King, C., Grosswald, S., & Schneider, R. H. (2009)

Summary: TM practitioners exhibited better mental health, including reduced depression, anxiety, and other psychological distress markers, compared to those who did not practice TM. Improved psychological well-being can be linked to healthier aging.
Reference: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15(5), 505-511.

Heading: Superior Efficacy of TM in Treating Alcohol, Nicotine, and Drug Addiction
Alexander, C. N., Robinson, P., & Rainforth, M. (1994). Treating alcohol, nicotine and drug abuse through Transcendental Meditation: A review and statistical meta-analysis. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 11(1-2), 13-87.
Summary: This meta-analysis found that TM was significantly more effective in treating alcohol, nicotine, and drug addiction than standard treatments and other forms of meditation and relaxation.

Heading: Reduction of Substance Abuse through TM
Authors: Alexander, C. N., Robinson, P., & Rainforth, M. (1994)

Summary: The study observed a significant reduction in alcohol, cigarettes, and illicit drug use in those practicing TM. The decline was more substantial than in those undergoing standard treatments or participating in prevention programs.
Reference: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 11(1-2), 13-87.

Heading: TM’s Role in Decreasing Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse
Authors: Shafii, M., Lavely, R., & Jaffe, M. (1974)

Summary: A randomized controlled trial found that high school students practicing TM displayed decreased usage of alcohol and drugs and reduced smoking habits, emphasizing TM’s potential preventive and therapeutic role in substance abuse among adolescents.
Reference: The American Journal of Psychiatry, 131(1), 60-63.

Heading: Effectiveness of TM in Rehabilitative Programs
Authors: Walton, K. G., & Levitsky, D. K. (2003)

Summary: Integrating TM into rehabilitation programs led to decreased substance abuse, reduced anxiety, and improved overall mental health. Participants also exhibited higher program completion rates, suggesting TM’s role in enhancing commitment and resilience during recovery.
Reference: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 36(1-4), 161-180.

Heading: Impact of TM on Substance Abuse Recidivism Rates
Authors: Bleick, C. R., & Abrams, A. I. (1987)

Summary: Among previously incarcerated individuals, those who practiced TM showed reduced recidivism, implying that TM might support long-term recovery and reduce the chances of relapse into substance use.
Reference: International Journal of the Addictions, 22(9), 869-879.

Heading: Improved Brain Functioning in College Students
Travis, F., et al. (2009)
Summary: TM practice led to enhanced brain functioning linked to learning and memory.
International Journal of Psychophysiology, 71(2), 170-176.

Heading: Increased EEG Coherence during TM
Orme-Johnson, D., & Haynes, C. T. (1981)
Summary: TM was associated with increased EEG coherence, suggesting improved brain function and integration. 
Science, 211(4485), 886-888.

Heading: Effects of TM on Cognitive Abilities and Stress in Business People
Authors: Harung, H. S., Travis, F., Pensgaard, A. M., Boes, R., Cook-Greuter, S., & Daley, K. (2009)

Summary: Business professionals practicing TM showed improved cognitive abilities and reduced stress, both significant contributors to better workplace performance and happiness.
Reference: Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 17(1), 93-121.

Heading: Increased Efficiency and Reduced Stress in Managers
Harrower, M. (1976)
Summary: Managers incorporating TM into their routine exhibited increased efficiency in their tasks and a significant reduction in workplace-related stress.
Journal of Management Studies, 13(3), 301-307.

Heading: Reduced Job Burnout and Improved Resilience through TM
Authors: Haratani, T., & Hemmi, T. (1990)

Summary: Japanese industrial workers who practiced TM reported less burnout and higher resilience, suggesting that TM can play a role in fostering sustainable job performance and well-being.
Reference: Japanese Journal of Public Health, 37(10), 729-738.

Heading: Enhanced Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills in TM Practitioners
Travis, F., Harung, H. S., & Lagrosen, Y. (2011)
Summary: Individuals practicing TM demonstrated heightened creativity and improved problem-solving capabilities compared to those not practicing TM. This suggests that TM can potentially bolster innovative thinking.
Creativity Research Journal, 23(2), 176-182.

Heading: Increased Creativity and Intelligence among TM Practitioners
So, K. T., & Orme-Johnson, D. W. (2001)
Summary: TM was found to have a positive correlation with enhanced creativity and intelligence. Participants practicing TM consistently outperformed non-practitioners in tests measuring these cognitive abilities.
Journal of Creative Behavior, 35(1), 1-13.

Heading: TM Enhances Creativity and Problem-solving Skills
Authors: Alexander, C. N., Davies, J. L., Dixon, C. A., Dillbeck, M. C., Oetzel, R. M., Druker, S. M., Muehlman, J. M., & Orme-Johnson, D. W. (1990)
Summary: Individuals practicing TM displayed greater creativity and problem-solving abilities, both crucial factors for improved workplace performance.
Reference: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 16(3), 556-568.

Heading: Enhanced Athletic Performance and Recovery in Athletes
Lyons, L., & Sharma, V. (1991)
Summary: Athletes practicing TM showed improved performance in their respective sports and also experienced quicker recovery times post-exercise. This suggests TM can be beneficial in supporting both physical performance and recuperation.
Journal of Sport Behavior, 14(3), 155-166.

Heading: TM and Recovery After Exercise
Authors: Jevning, R., Wilson, A. F., & Davidson, J. M. (1978)
Summary: In a study of college men, TM was associated with changes in blood lactate levels, a marker related to recovery after intense exercise, implying that TM could help athletes recover more efficiently post-exercise.
Reference: Psychosomatic Medicine, 40(4), 329-333.

Note: Rich Muir and The Meditation Spot is not affiliated with the Transcendental Meditation organisation. Vedic meditation shares the exact origins and lineage and uses the same technique and specific mantras unique to this practice.