Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Many prevention and treatments methods exist for hypertension, but not all are effective or easy to incorporate into one's life. Stress-reduction methods, including Transcendental Meditation (TM), has been suggested as such a method, but have received inconsistent reviews about its effect on blood pressure. This literature review of twelve clinical studies concludes patients who practice TM can significantly reduce blood pressure. The technique was found to be effective for groups at high risk for hypertension, such as African-Americans, as well as low-risk groups. TM also appears to be more effective than progressive muscle relaxation, another popular stress-management technique. TM should be incorporated into plans for treatment of hypertension.
BF1 .M63 v. 11 no. 2 2006
Bovee, Joanna C.
"Effects of transcendental medication on blood pressure,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 11
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol11/iss2/2