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Nearly 40% of americans saw an alternative healthcare practitioner last year. Interest in Yoga—an aspect of ayurveda—is growing nationally and is starting to become part of more progressive treatment programs. Patients want more. Providers need to offer more. And choices need to be based on sciencetific research on complementary/alternative medicine, which is under-researched in the addictions treatment field right now. Their has been a flurry of interest in Trancendental Meditation (TM) the past few months, mostly due to very impressive research on lowering blood pressure—especially in African Americans. This groundbreaking, scientifically based book shows how TM can have profound health-promoting effects on addictions as well, according to recent research on profound brain changes caused by TM practice.
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About the Contributors
Introduction: Recovery from Addictions Using Transcendental Meditation and Maharishi Ayur-Veda 1
Treating and Preventing Alcohol, Nicotine, and Drug Abuse Through Transcendental Meditation: A Review and Statistical Meta-Analysis 13
A Neuroendocrine Mechanism for the Reduction of Drug Use and Addictions by Transcendental Meditation 89
Transcendental Meditation as an Epidemiological Approach to Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Theory, Research, and Financial Impact Evaluation 119
Spirituality, Recovery, and Transcendental Meditation 169
Effectiveness of Broad Spectrum Approaches to Relapse Prevention in Severe Alcoholism: A Long-Term, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Transcendental Meditation, EMG Biofeedback and Electronic Neurotherapy 187
The Role of the Transcendental Meditation Technique in Promoting Smoking Cessation: A Longitudinal Study 221
Case Histories: Using the Transcendental Meditation Program with Alcoholics and Addicts 243
Removing the Motivator: A Holistic Solution to Substance Abuse 271
Importance of Reducing Stress and Strengthening the Host in Drug Detoxification: The Potential Offered by Transcendental Meditation 297
Introducing Maharishi Ayur-Veda into Clinical Practice 335
Clinical Applications of Maharishi Ayur-Veda in Chemical Dependency Disorders 367
The Application of Maharishi Ayur-Veda to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment 395
The Family Practitioner and the Treatment of Alcoholism Through Maharishi Ayur-Veda: A Case Report 413
Implementation of the Transcendental Meditation Program and Maharishi Ayur-Veda to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among Juveniles at Risk 429
Possessing the Self: Maharishi Ayur-Veda and the Process of Recovery from Addictive Diseases 459
Resources on the Transcendental Meditation Program and Maharishi Ayur-Veda 497
Index 503
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