Reduced Need for Medical Care
Decreased Decreased Doctor Visits
A study of health insurance statistics on over 2,000 people practicing the Transcendental Meditation program over a 5-year period found that the Transcendental Meditation meditators consistently had more than 50% fewer doctor visits than did other groups with comparable age, gender, profession, and insurance terms. The difference between the Transcendental Meditation and non-Transcendental Meditation groups increased in older-age brackets.
Reference I: Medical care utilization and the Transcendental Meditation program, Psychosomatic Medicine 49: 493-507, 1987. Reference II: Reduced health care utilization in Transcendental Meditation practitioners, presented at the conference of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1987.