Effects of transcendental meditation on symptoms and electrocardiographic changes in patients with cardiac syndrome X

  • Cunningham C
  • Brown S
  • Kaski J
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Abstract

Chest pain with normal coronary angiograms is often associated with chronic sympathetic activation anxiety, and depression, and is resistant to conventional antianginal treatment. The practice of transcendental meditation, a standard relaxation method for 3 months twice daily, significantly improved exercise tolerance, angina episodes, and quality of life in 9 women; the positive findings in this study warrant further research.

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Authors

  • Charles Cunningham

  • Sue Brown

  • Juan Carlos Kaski

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