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Editor's Correspondence
December 11/25, 2006

Why Meditate When You Could Just Rest?

Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(22):2553-2554. doi:10.1001/archinte.166.22.2553-b

Paul-Labrador and colleagues reported that the use of TM for 16 weeks in patients with CHD improved blood pressure and insulin resistance, as well as other components of the metabolic syndrome, compared with a control group receiving health education.1 But was there something specific about TM that brought about these remarkable beneficial changes in physiological responses to stress and CHD risk factors?