About the original TM research: the TM Organization claims that over 600 scientific research studies conducted since 1970 at more than 200 independent universities and research institutes in 30 countries have shown that the TM Programmme benefits all areas of life: mind, body, behaviour, and environment.

Actually the articles that have actually been published on peer-rewieved journals are around 150, and the ones that are really valid are around 50. The research findings include:

Intelligence Growth
Increased Creativity
Broader Comprehension
Improved Perception
Greater Orderliness
Improved Academic Skills
Improved Intellectual Performance

Increased Productivity
Relations at Work
Decreased Drug Abuse
Self Actualization
Increased Self-Concept
Increased Relaxation
Increased Energy Level
Greater Appreciation of Others
Increased Self-Esteem

Lower Blood Pressure
Improved Health
Reduced Anxiety
Reduced Medical Care
Decreased Stress
Reversal of Aging
Change in Breathing
Deep Rest


Improved Quality of Life
Decreased Crime
Decrease Violent Fatality
Reduced Conflict

The research has been published in such major scientific journals as Science, the American Journal of Physiology, Scientific American, Lancet, the Journal of Counseling Psychology, the International Journal of Neuroscience, the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association, the British Journal of Educational Psychology, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.
Research indicates that TM technique Meditators on average have the biological age of a person 5 to 12 years younger, as well as significantly reduced incidence of illness and risk of heart disease. Studies also show that TM technique Meditators have warmer interpersonal relationships, less anxiety, increased self-esteem and self-confidence, increased problem-solving ability and greater creativity. The individual spontaneously radiates a purifying and nourishing influence of positivity and harmony in society as a whole.

Scientific research on TM: Full bibliography
Scientific research on TM: Online booklet of Charts
Not all the studies on TM are valid, though: Pseudo-scientific research on TM

Recent techniques, such as NSR, seem to achieve the same results as TM.

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