Fights Congestive Heart Failure

meditation-image-49Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that meditation has the potential to lessen the symptoms of congestive heart failure. The results of this new study indicate that practicing transcendental meditation (TM) can help patients fight congestive heart failure to the point of leading higher-functioning, more rewarding lives. Participants were patients who had recently been released from the hospital with a class II or III congestive heart failure diagnosis. After participating in 3-6 months of TM practice, individuals demonstrated noticeable improvement in quality of life, mood, and recovery with fewer re-hospitalizations than non-meditating patients.