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Answering questions about the Transcendental Meditation program and health


Reduce Stress 24 Jun 2008
Transcendental Meditation Helps Doctors Reduce Stress by Dr. Sands

Two physicians, Thomas Tomaselli, M.D., anesthesiologist, Manhattan, NY, and David Sands, M.D., a retired pediatrician, explain how they have been able to reduce stress with the Transcendental Meditation program.

Q: How has the Transcendental Meditation program helped you to reduce stress?

Dr. Thomas Tomaselli: I’ve been practicing Transcendental Meditation because as an anesthesiologist, my life is so stressful, so hectic. When I’m in the hospital I’m really in the “pit,” so to speak. The Transcendental Meditation technique allows me to get a level of rest that is just unparalleled to

Women Health 17 Jun 2008
Stress, the Transcendental Meditation Technique and Women’s Health by Dr. Lonsdorf

Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf is a Johns Hopkins and Stanford University trained medical doctor. She is author of the bestselling book, A Woman’s Best Medicine, which includes research on the Transcendental Meditation technique, and is a nationally renowned expert in women’s health. Here Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf answers questions on how women can combat stress.

Q: What do you recommend for working women who want to improve their health by reducing stress?

Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf: If you are a woman in the workplace, you know the kind of pressures that women face on the job every day—deadlines, time pressure,

Congestive Heart Failure 10 Jun 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique and Congestive Heart Failure by Dr. Schneider

Dr. Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.B.M.R., is an NIH-funded medical researcher and author of Total Heart Health: How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health (Basic Health Publications, 2006). Here he answers questions on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

Q: Can heart disease be averted? For instance, is it possible to change the course of a serious condition such as congestive heart failure?

Dr. Schneider: Congestive heart failure, or just heart failure, is the end result of many forms of heart disease, such as coronary heart

Reversal of Aging 3 Jun 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique and the Reversal of Aging by Dr. Schneider

Dr. Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.B.M.R., is an NIH-funded medical researcher and author of Total Heart Health: How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health (Basic Health Publications, 2006). Here he answers questions on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

Q: What about aging? Is it possible for people to age more slowly?

Dr. Schneider: Modern medicine has discovered that declines commonly seen in mental functioning, cognitive functioning and physical health as people age are not inevitable. Indeed, it is possible to age successfully,

Psychosomatic Disease 27 May 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique and Psychosomatic Disease by Dr. Schneider

Dr. Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.B.M.R., is an NIH-funded medical researcher and author of Total Heart Health: How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health (Basic Health Publications, 2006). Here he answers questions on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

Q: Is heart disease a psychosomatic illness? It seems that because the Transcendental Meditation program helps reduce stress, it would lower the risk factors of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Schneider: That’s an interesting question. Research over the past 50 years has shown that

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