Research Into Transcendental Meditation

What Research Says

The Transcendental Meditation technique is the most thoroughly researched programme in the field of human development. The American National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent more than $21 million conducting research on the beneficial effects of the Transcendental Meditation programme on heart disease alone.

Benefits for Everyone

Over 600 scientific studies at more than 200 independent research institutions in 35 countries during the past 40 years confirm that the technique works—and brings remarkable benefits to people around the world. Research on the Transcendental Meditation programme has been published in more than 100 leading scientific journals, including Scientific American, Business and Health, Science, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. (see full list below)

Research conducted around the world documents that the programme is universally effective for:

  • All cultural and ethnic groups
  • All age groups—from increased alertness in infants of meditating parents, to increased health, happiness, and longevity in meditating elderly
  • People of all socioeconomic levels and intellectual abilities

View Research Charts

These charts are a small sampling of the more than 600 scientific studies which have been conducted at over 200 independent research institutions in 35 countries during the past 40 years.




Professional Life


Scientific and Medical Journals that Have Published Original Research or Reviews on the Transcendental Meditation Programme Medicine

  • Acta Medica Okayama
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Alternative Therapies in Clinical Practice
  • American Journal of Cardiology
  • American Journal of Health Promotion
  • American Journal of Hypertension
  • American Journal of Managed Care
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Australian Family Physician
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • British Journal of Nursing
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • Circulation
  • Complementary Medicine International
  • Current Hypertension Reviews
  • Dentistry and Medicine
  • Est-Medicine
  • Ethnicity and Disease
  • Harefuah, Journal of the Israel Medical Association
  • Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
  • Health Promotion
  • Homeostasis
  • Hypertension
  • Japanese Journal of Industrial Health
  • Japanese Journal of Public Health
  • Journal of Aging and Health
  • Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine
  • Journal of Human Stress
  • Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Research
  • Journal of the American Association of Nephrology
  • Journal of the American Society of Psychosomatic
  • Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
  • Journal of the National Medical Association
  • Lancet
  • Medical Hypotheses
  • New Zealand Family Physician
  • New Zealand Medical Journal
  • Nurses and Technicians
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Respiration
  • Socialstyrelsen (Swedish National Health Board publication)
  • Stroke
  • Ugeskrift for Lœger

Physiology and Neuroscience

  • American Journal of Physiology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Biofeedback
  • Biofeedback and Self-Regulation
  • Biological Psychology
  • Biulleten Eksperimental Biologii Meditsiny
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Consciousness and Cognition
  • Dreaming
  • Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Elektromyographie EEG-EMG
  • Experientia
  • Experimental Neurology
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Human Physiology (Fiziologiya Cheloveka)
  • International Journal of Neuroscience
  • International Journal of Psychophysiology
  • Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Journal of Neural Transmission
  • L'Encephale
  • NeuroReport
  • Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
  • Physiology and Behavior
  • Proceedings of the San Diego Biomedical Symposium
  • Progress in Brain Research
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Psychopathometrie
  • Psychophysiology
  • Revista Internacional De Ciencias Del Deporte (International Journal of Sports Science)
  • Revue d'Electroencéphalographie et de Neurophysiologie Clinique
  • Science
  • Scientific American
  • Signal Processing
  • Sleep
  • Zeitschrift für Elektroenzephalographie und Elektromyographie EEG-EMG

Psychology, Psychiatry, and Rehabilitation

  • Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly
  • American Journal of Psychiatry
  • American Psychologist
  • British Journal of Psychology
  • Bulletin of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
  • Criminal Justice and Behavior
  • Gedrag: Tijdschrift voor Psychologie (Behavior: Journal of Psychology)
  • Hospital and Community Psychiatry
  • International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
  • International Journal of the Addictions
  • Journal of Adult Development
  • Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • Journal of Counseling Psychology
  • Journal of Criminal Justice
  • Journal of Humanistic Psychology
  • Journal of Indian Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Individual Differences
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Journal of Personality Assessment
  • Journal of Psychology
  • Journal of Social Behavior and Personality
  • Lakartidningen
  • Memory and Cognition
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
  • Psychologia
  • Psychological Reports
  • Psychotherapie-Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie
  • Western Psychologist
  • Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie

Education and Management

  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Anxiety, Stress and Coping
  • British Journal of Educational Psychology
  • Career Development International
  • College Student Journal
  • Current Issues in Education [On-line]
  • Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Intelligence
  • Journal of Adult Development
  • Journal of Business and Psychology
  • Journal of Creative Behavior
  • Journal of Instructional Psychology
  • Journal of Managerial Psychology
  • Journal of Moral Education
  • Journal of Organizational Change Management
  • Journal of Transnational Management Development
  • Leadership and Organization Development Journal
  • Management Decision
  • The Learning Organization: an International Journal
  • The TQM Magazine


  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • Journal of Crime and Justice
  • Journal of Mind and Behavior
  • Journal of Scientific Exploration
  • Proceedings of the American Statistical Association
  • Proceedings of the Midwest Management Society
  • Psychology Crime and Law
  • Social Indicators Research
  • Social Science Perspectives Journal


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