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Does meditation help with arteries and heart disease ?

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In brief: Cause/Effect- No BUT

....plenty of association studies exist which have shown that people who practice transcendental meditation do have less arteriosclerotic changes, have lower blood pressures, and more efficient pumping actions of their heart.
No less an organization than the American Heart Association states that practicing meditation can reduce risk of heart disease.

In brief: Cause/Effect- No BUT

....plenty of association studies exist which have shown that people who practice transcendental meditation do have less arteriosclerotic changes, have lower blood pressures, and more efficient pumping actions of their heart.
No less an organization than the American Heart Association states that practicing meditation can reduce risk of heart disease.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
And here's the link to read about it. I think it's a great option for some people but remember, diet, exercise, and other good lifestyle habits are critical as well: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/MyHeartandStrokeNews/Meditation-and-Heart-Disease-Stroke_UCM_452930_Article.jsp
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Cardiologist

Herbert Benson has a book called The "Relaxation Response" wherein he teaches a very simple form of meditation.
Please stay in touch w/your doc but consider using this as well. Peace and good health.

In brief: Cardiologist

Herbert Benson has a book called The "Relaxation Response" wherein he teaches a very simple form of meditation.
Please stay in touch w/your doc but consider using this as well. Peace and good health.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Dr. Bernard Seif
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Dr. Anita Prakash
yes....meditation helps endothelial relaxation and reduces risk of heart diseaes (hypertension, coronary disease). Part of a complement of healthy lifestyle choices.
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