The Impact of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Medical Expenses

High health care expenses challenge the economic viability of most organizations. Chronic stress causes, aggravates, or contributes to a wide array of costly mental and physical disorders. The TM technique decreases stress and creates balance, harmony, and order in the mind and body. Several studies have indicated that TM practice also reduces medical costs and utilization.

By Robert Herron

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Robert E. Herron, Ph.D.

Robert E. Herron, Ph.D.

Robert E. Herron is an independent researcher, writer, speaker, and consultant in medical cost reduction and health policy. He earned a B.A. in English in 1975, an MBA in 1985, and doctoral degree in management in 1993 at Maharishi University of Management. From 1996 to 1998, he completed a post-doctoral program in the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease that was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Herron has taught a wide range of business and government policy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has conducted research to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of various methods of disease prevention and alternative medicine.

Dr. Herron has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for many years and became a TM teacher. He was also a combat veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and feels that TM practice saved his life.


Dr. Herron’s book New Knowledge For New Results reveals a comprehensive strategy to reduce high and rising medical costs. It provides a simpler and more complete understanding of how complex medical systems work than past efforts. While others provide partial, superficial solutions, which focus mainly on financial issues, this book reexamines the underlying foundations of modern medicine. Faulty knowledge misguides the medical system to perform inefficiently and expensively, in spite of the best efforts of sincere, dedicated, and competent health-care professionals.

The book presents numerous winning solutions for improving medical system effectiveness. These include a complete science-based plan that applies disease prevention, health promotion, public health, primary care, scientifically verified complementary and alternative medicine, and many other approaches to improve health and reduce medical expenses. While this innovative book contains many science-based solutions, it is simple, clear, and easy to understand.

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