According to a study, carried out at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, perform meditation programs reduces by half the risk of heart attack, stroke and mortality in patients with coronary heart disease.

During nine years, 201 men and women were followed up, with an average age of 59 years and with coronary artery narrowing. During the clinical trial, the participants practiced meditation techniques called transcendental to reduce stress, compared to a control group with health education classes, with diet and exercise modifications.

All participants followed the guidelines of their medication, in addition to continuing to receive usual medical care. The results obtained were very significant, since 47% of the participants presented a reduction in mortality combined with heart attacks and ictus. In addition, they presented a reduction in blood pressure, associated with a lower number of clinical episodes and a decrease in psychological stress in the most stressed groups.

Robert Schneider, director of the study, says that it is the first controlled clinical trial with results as important as reducing stress decreases the incidence of clinical cardiovascular events and mortality.

The effect of transcendental meditation on the trial was how to add newly discovered drugs for the prevention of heart disease.

Transcendental meditation

Its founder was the guru Maharishi Mahesh Yoghi. Transcendental meditation is a simple, natural and effortless technique to reduce stress, as well as the development of the mental and physical potential of the individual.

With practice and time, relaxation and meditation tend to produce a state of normalization of bodily functions.

It is not related to religious practices, but it is an art of training the mind. The right thing to do correctly is to consult a specialist.

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