Systematic decrease in medical expenses

H33-Decreased-Medical-Exp-v1This study looked at the annual percentage change in inflation-corrected government expenses for medical services among 1418 TM practitioners in Quebec, Canada, over a period of 14 years. These were compared to 1418 controls randomly chosen from individuals in the same age, sex and region. Prior to learning the Transcendental Meditation technique, there was no significant difference in the annual change between the two groups, with a slightly higher increase among the group that would later be taught the technique. After learning the Transcendental Meditation technique, the TM group showed an average annual decrease of 13.8 percent as compared to the controls (p=.0017). After five years their expenses were 50% lower.Ref.American Journal of Health Promotion 14: 284–291, 2000