TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION IN HYPERTENSION. Individual Response Patterns

Barry Blackwell, Saul Bloomfield, Peter Gartside, Ann Robinson, Irwin Hanenson, Herbert Magenheim, Sanford Nidich, Ronald Zigler

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Abstract

Seven selected hypertensive patients were stabilised on drugs at a research clinic. Subjects learned transcendental meditation (T.M.), were seen weekly, and took their own blood pressure several times daily. After 12 weeks of T.M. six subjects showed psychological changes and reduced anxiety scores. Six subjects also showed significant reductions in home and four in clinic blood-pressures. Six months later four subjects continued to derive psychological benefit and two showed significant blood-pressure reductions attributable to T.M. at home and clinic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalThe Lancet
Volume307
Issue number7953
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 31 1976

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    Blackwell, B., Bloomfield, S., Gartside, P., Robinson, A., Hanenson, I., Magenheim, H., Nidich, S., & Zigler, R. (1976). TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION IN HYPERTENSION. Individual Response Patterns. The Lancet, 307(7953), 223-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(76)91341-6