Medical News Summary: High blood pressure may be improved by meditation


About: High blood pressure may be improved by meditation
Date: 25 January 2005
Source: The Leaf Chronicle
Author: Amy Ritchart
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by The Leaf Chronicle): 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.
Related Disease Topics: Heart disease, Coronary heart disease, Stroke, Hypertension, High blood pressure, Stress

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