Malaysia News: Transcendental Meditation (TM) reduces stress and improves wellbeing among women with breast cancer, according to a new study. Read more here.
A total of 130 women with breast cancer, 55 years and older, participated in the two-year study at Saint Joseph Hospital.
The women were randomly assigned to either the TM technique or to a usual care control group. They were administered quality of life measures, including the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B), every six months for two years.
‘The women in the study found their meditation practice easy to do at home and reported significant benefits in their overall quality of life,’ said Sanford Nidich, study co-author and senior researcher