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High blood pressure may be improved by meditation

An NIH study found that transcendental meditation was more effective at reducing stress than progressive muscle relaxation or conventional health educational classes. Engaging in meditation reduced the need for hypertension medication by 23%. It is estimated that the incidence of stroke could be reduced by 35-40% and coronary heart disease by 20-25% if hypertensive patients utilized meditation techniques.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Leaf Chronicle

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About: High blood pressure may be improved by meditation

Date: 25 January 2005

Source: The Leaf Chronicle

Author: Amy Ritchart


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