These effects were all confirmed both through the personal experiences of hundreds of thousands of TM practitioners, and through research of the highest quality (see TM research: reliable).
Health: Among long-term TM practitioners, there are least 50% to 70% fewer cases of hospitalisation in general, 55% fewer hospitalisations for cancer, and almost 90% fewer hospitalisations for cardiovascular diseases.
Chronic illnesses: Several chronic illnesses—after 2,000 years of advancement in western medicine—still exist, and the medications for them often at best only suppress the symptoms (at times with side effects worse than the symptoms). But these same chronic illnesses improve significantly or even disappear entirely with the regular practice of the TM technique (see health).
Becoming younger: TM research shows indications of reversal of the aging process. Short-term TM practitioners (3 years) on average are found to be 5 years younger‚ biologically, than their chronological age; whereas long-term practitioners (7 years) are on average 12 years younger (see become younger).
Development of brain potential: The brain starts functioning holistically through practice of TM, and we even start developing more of our full brain potential, instead of the estimated 5% to 10% that most people use. This leads to an increase in intelligence and creativity, regardless of the age of the practitioners—something considered historically impossible. Similarly, incurable diseases related to the inefficient functioning of the brain, such as ADHD, can spontaneously normalize through TM.
Ego-development or self-actualization: Personal development normally freezes around the age of 20, and yet significantly grows with TM, no matter whether the person practicing is 15 or 55 years old. This is considered almost impossible (see success).
These are possibly the most amazing effects of TM. Over 50 scientific studies have shown that a small group of practitioners of the advanced TM-Sidhis programme can positively influence the way in which people in an entire country think and act, with measurable effects on: reducing crime, improving economy, increasing financial markets, reducing corruption, etc. Research has shown that not only does it work, but that it may well be more effective than any other method ever researched, while costs can be up to 99% lower than other methods (see better world).