IMR Press / FBL / Volume 6 / Issue 6 / DOI: 10.2741/A719

Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark (FBL) is published by IMR Press from Volume 26 Issue 5 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.


Maharishi Vedic vibration technology on chronic disorders and associated quality of life

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1 Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa 52557
2 Department of the Science of Creative Intelligence, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa 52557
3 Maharishi Vedic Education Development, Antrim, New Hampshire
4 College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico
5 Department of Psychology, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa 52557
6 Maharishi University of Management, Vlodrop, Holland

Academic Editor: Robert Schneider

Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2001, 6(6), 1–6;
Published: 1 April 2001
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frontiers in natural medicine research)

There is a growing interest for more effective, innovative programs to address the chronic illness suffered by approximately 40 percent of the U.S. population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a new Maharishi Vedic Medicine program—the Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology—on the quality of life of individuals with chronic disorders. A total of 213 individuals took part in the study (mean age=48.55 years; average length of time of chronic illness=18.42 years). Results showed that over three sessions, the average self-reported improvement in chronic illness was 40.97 percent. Conditions related to neck pain improved the most (51.25%), followed by respiratory ailments (48.00%), digestive problems (46.90%), mental health, including anxiety and depression (46.34%), arthritis (41.57%), insomnia (37.38%), back pain (36.32%), headaches (35.83%), cardiovascular conditions (22.31%), and eye problems (21.19%). Findings also showed significant reductions in frequency of discomfort or pain (p<.000001), intensity of discomfort (p<.000001), and disabling effects of the discomfort in daily activity (p<.000001), in addition to overall improvement in mental health (p<.000001) and vitality (p<.000125). Possible mechanisms of action are presented.

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