Acute effects of transcendental meditation on hemodynamic functioning in middle-aged adults.

@article{Barnes1999AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effects of transcendental meditation on hemodynamic functioning in middle-aged adults.},
  author={Vernon A. Barnes and Frank A Treiber and Jerrold R Turner and Harry Davis and William B. Strong},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={525-31}
}
OBJECTIVE Increased peripheral vasoconstriction (ie, total peripheral resistance, or TPR) has been implicated as playing an important role in the early development of essential hypertension. Some studies have demonstrated that Transcendental Meditation (TM) reduces high blood pressure, but the hemodynamic adjustments behind these blood pressure reductions have not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to provide a preliminary investigation of the acute effects of TM on TPR. METHODS… CONTINUE READING