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Dr. Herbert Benson M.D. is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, Director of the Hypertension Section, and Director of Behavioral Medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. He is also the author of The Mind/Body Effect published by Simon and Schuster.

Dr. Herbert Benson is a pioneer in the clinical research into the medical application of practical meditation. In the Harvard’s Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Benson and Wallace produced the first scientific study on Transcendental Meditation. They found that the meditation training lowers the body metabolism; decreases the oxygen use sighificantly; reduces blood lactic acid (the stress-related blood chemical); increases the G.S.R. by as much as five times indicating a rapid reduction in nervous tension and state of very deep relaxation. Benson and Wallace concluded that the Relaxation Response short, Dr. Benson proved that the Relaxation Response in a simple technique that will unlock your hidden assets and help you to reap the following benefits:-

Relieve nervous tension Deal effictively with stress Lower hypertension Improve physical & mental health

In addition, the Relaxation Response has helped people give up smoking, decreased their drinking and turned them off pills and narcotics.

In addition, the Relaxation Response has helped people give up smoking, decreased their drinking and turned them off pills and narcotics.

In his book “THE MIND/BODY EFFECT” published by Simon and Schuster, Dr. Benson reconfirmed that Relaxation Response is useful in the management of hypertension, tension headache and irregular heart beats (P.V.C.) Through 48 hours of continuous monitoring of patients’ heartbeat, Dr. Benson, Dr. Sidney Alexander of Boston’s Lahey Clinic and Dr. Feldman showed that the regaular elicitation of the Relaxating Response decreased the frequency of irregular heart beats (P.V.C.) not responding to all medications cnfirmed the same findings using Transcendental Meditation. Dr. Voukydis & Dr. Forwand reported similar conclusion on 7 patients with dangerous heart rhythms. Lastly, Dr. Benson also presented the research findings of Dr. Peters from Harvard that the regular elicatation of the Relaxation Response was bebeficial in alleviating anxiety.

Sidney Alexander M.D., Chief of Cardiology, at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, said in an introduction to Dr. Herbert Benson’s book -------- The Relaxation Response, that he and his colleague have found that regular elicatation of the Relaxation in their patients is often a mostt useful adjunct to mkore traditional treatment. It helps them to relax, allow them to sleep without medication, and in some cases has even helped to normalize their high blood preseasily learned, costs nothing and has no side effects.”

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION In his book “T-M—DISCOVERING INNER ENERGY and OVERCOMING STRESS” publlished by Dell Books, Harold Bloomfield M.D. searched extensively into all available scientific studies for the physio-logical and clinical effects of meditation, especially Transcendental Meditation (T-M) and presented the evidence to the general reader in an interesting and easy-to-read format.

Dr. Bloomfield is Director of Psychiatry at Institute of Psychophysiology Medicine at Del Mar, California. He is also author of “The Holisitic Way to Health and Happiness” published hy Simon and Schuster.

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