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Transcendental Meditation, mindfulness, and longevity: An experimental study with the elderly. Alexander C.N., et al. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 57:950-964, 1989.

Trial of stress reduction for hypertension in older African Americans (part II): sex and risk subgroup analysis. Alexander C.N., et al.Hypertension 28:228-237, 1996.

Effects of Transcendental Meditation compared to other methods of relaxation and meditation in reducing risk factors, morbidity and mortality. Alexander C.N., et al. Homeostasis 35:243-264, 1994.

Blood pressure response to Transcendental Meditation: a meta-analysis. Anderson J.W., et al. American Journal of Hypertension 21 (3): 310-6, 2008.

Impact of Transcendental Meditation on ambulatory blood pressure in African-American adolescents. Barnes V.A., et al. American Journal of Hypertension 17: 366-369, 2004.

Stress, stress reduction, and hypertension in African Americans. Barnes V. A., et al. Journal of the National Medical Association, 89, 464-476, 1997.

Acute effects of Transcendental Meditation on hemodynamic functioning in middle-aged adults. Barnes V. A., et al. Psychosomatic Medicine, 61, 88, 525-531, 1999.

Clinical and Preclinical Applications of the Transcendental Meditation Program® in the Prevention and Treatment of Essential Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease in Youth  and Adults: A Research Review. Barnes V.A., and Orme-Johnson D. W. Current Hypertension Reviews 2:207-218, 2006.

Effects of the Transcendental Meditation Program on carotid atherosclerosis in hypertensive African Americans. Castillo-Richmond A., et al.Stroke 31: 568-573, 2000.

Transcendental Meditation in the management of hypercholesterolemia. Cooper M. J., et al. Journal of Human Stress 5(4): 24–27, 1979.

Effect of Transcendental Meditation on serum cholesterol and blood pressure. Cooper M. J. and Aygen M. M. Harefuah, Journal of the Israel Medical Association 95(1): 1-2, 1978.

Effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation on functional capacity and quality of life of African Americans with congestive heart failure: a randomized control study. Jayadevappa R., et al. Ethnicity and Disease 17: 72-77, 2007. 

Effects of randomized controlled trial of Transcendental Meditation on components of the metabolic syndrome in subjects with coronary heart disease. Paul-Labrador M., et al. Archives of Internal Medicine 166:1218-1224, 2006. Full article 

Stress reduction programs in patients with elevated blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Rainforth M.V., et al. Current Hypertension Reports 9:520–528, 2007. Full article

A randomized controlled trial of stress reduction in the treatment of hypertension in African Americans during one year. Schneider R.H., et al.American Journal of Hypertension 18(1): 88-98, 2005. Full article

Long-term effects of stress reduction on mortality in persons = 55 years of age with systemic hypertension. Schneider R.H., et al. American Journal of Cardiology 95:1060-1064, 2005. Full article

A randomized controlled trial of stress reduction for hypertension in older African Americans. Schneider R.H., et al. Hypertension 26: 820-827, 1995

Lower lipid peroxide levels and practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation program. Schneider R.H., et al. Psychosomatic Medicine 60: 38-41, 1998.

Cardiovascular disease prevention and health promotion with the Transcendental Meditation program and Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care. Schneider R.H., et al. Ethnicity and Disease 16 (3 Suppl 4):S4-15-26, 2006. 

Anatomical characterization of human ultraweak photon emission in practitioners of Transcendental Meditation and control subjects. Van Wijk E.P.A., et al. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine 12:31-38, 1998.

Differential Effects of Relaxation Techniques on Ultraweak Photon Emission. Van Wijk E.P.A., et al. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine 14:241-250, 2008.

Review of controlled clinical research on the Transcendental Meditation program and cardiovascular disease: Risk factors, morbidity, and mortality. Walton K.G., et al. Cardiology in Review 12(5): 262-266, 2004. Full article

Psychosocial stress and cardiovascular disease, Part 2: Effectiveness of the Transcendental Meditation program in treatment and prevention. Walton K.G., et al. Behavioral Medicine 28: 106-123, 2002.

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