What is Transcendental Meditation?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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The Transcendental Meditation technique, or TM, is a form of mantra meditation introduced worldwide in 1957 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1917-2008).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stress 2 0
Anxious mood 1 0
General health 1 1
Generalized anxiety disorder 1 2
Major depressive disorder 1 0
Pain 1 0

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Transcendental Meditation

Side effect Patients
Spaced out 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Transcendental Meditation

Dosage Patients
20 min twice daily 2
40 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Transcendental Meditation

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Transcendental Meditation

Duration

Currently using Transcendental Meditation

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped using Transcendental Meditation

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
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