American Heart Association say TM is the Only Meditation found to lower blood pressure



Hypertension (click this link to see the report), June 2013:

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association concluded that the TM technique is the only meditation practice that has been shown to lower blood pressure. (Beyond Medications and Diet: Alternative Approaches to Lowering Blood Pressure. A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Brook RD et al. Hypertension, 61:00, 2013.)  

Here is the statement from American Heart Association:

“Because of many negative studies or mixed results and a paucity of available trials, all other meditation techniques, including Mindfulness, received a ‘Class III, no benefit, Level of Evidence C’ recommendation. Thus, other “meditation” techniques are not recommended in clinical practice to lower BP at this time.”


This is an excerpt from Dr. Robert Schneider’s Presentation: Meditation in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: an Evidence-based Review

Filmed at Macquarie University Hospital – Sydney, Australia – 11/10/2013



Reference: Rainforth, M. V., Schneider, R. H., Nidich, S. I., Gaylord-King, C., Salerno, J. W., Anderson, J. W. (2007). Stress-reduction programs in patients with elevated blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Current Hypertension Reports, 9 (6): 520-528.