The research on coronary heart disease in African-Americans will show the effect of
the stress reducing
Transcendental Meditation technique.
by Maharishi University of Management, The Review
1 October 2009
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a grant of $500,000 per year for two years for research on using the Transcendental Meditation technique in the treatment of coronary heart disease in African-Americans.
The research is a collaboration between MUM Research Institute's Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention and Columbia University Medical School in New York City. The funding comes from the American Recovery and Investment Act via the NIH-National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. About 21,000 applications were submitted for these specific funds, with just 3% receiving
"This recent achievement continues to place MUM Research Institute and its research on the Transcendental Meditation technique and Maharishi Vedic
Medicine programs in an elite category in academic medicine," said project director Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., and dean of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health.
The research will compare the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation with and without the Transcendental Meditation program, especially after a heart attack. The study will use positron emission tomography to image and quantify changes in heart disease in the patients.
The Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention team includes Sanford Nidich, Carolyn King, Maxwell Rainforth, John Salerno, Marilyn Ungaro, Laura Alcorn, and Linda Heaton.
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