Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Testimonials and Case Studies

Musculo-Skeletal Disorders

Please note: The results described herein are particular to the individuals who experienced them. There can be no assurance that other participants in the Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology programme will obtain the same results.


"I have had some definite results from Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology, excellent results. Due to arthritis, my knees in general had become somewhat stiff. After my consultation, both knees became springy. That was nearly two months ago, and they're still springy!" — Devani Wagner


"I've been suffering for about 30 years from what was diagnosed as osteoarthritis. I tried diet, food supplements, and liniments, yet my knees continued to trouble me and the joints in my hands started to distort. In trying this program, my hope was that I would find some relief from the distortion and the discomfort in my joints. I was not prepared for total, instant relief. I was astounded!

"Before the consultation my hands at times would not be able to close fully. After the three sessions they not only close fully, but they're completely flexible.

"The discomfort in my knees was strongest early in the morning. Ordinarily when I get out of bed I stand very carefully at first before I start to walk. After one session of the Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology program I think I could have jumped out of bed! For the first time in years the stiffness and discomfort of getting out of bed in the morning was completely gone.

"The results that I have had are increasing on a daily basis. I'm learning now to walk with grace and ease, where before I was an old lady waddling, trying to keep up. I am experiencing comfort where before I had discomfort and outright pain." — Tommie Lane


"I was diagnosed five years ago with bursitis in my hip. It hurt to walk. It hurt to sit. It hurt to go upstairs. It hurt to lie down in bed at night, and it was impossible to sit cross-legged on the floor. For an active preschool teacher that's really essential. The doctor gave me medication which never took the pain away. The next step was steroids, which I didn't want to use.

"The first day 85 percent of my pain was gone. After the third session I felt so much better that my two children and I took a water taxi over to Manhattan and walked to Canal St for a delicious dinner. I never would have been able to walk that distance before. Here's a surprise bonus-my back pain also disappeared!" — Diane Wetherell

Pain and Stiffness in the Hip

"I have had pain, stiffness and restricted movement in my right hip since 1981. In February of 1998 I saw an orthopedic doctor and had x-rays taken showing degenerative osteoarthritis with quite significant loss of cartilage in the right hip. Prior to that I had been seeing osteopaths, chiropractors, a myotherapist, a cranial sacral therapist and while they all helped my function and overall bodily health, the hip pain remained and my mobility continued to decrease.

"In 1996 I started the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health Veda herb program and noticed progressive benefits, but I was still limping. In fall of 1998 I requested planetary yagyas through the Maharishi Yagya program. This improved my overall well being, energy, focus, happiness, stamina, and relations with my family. I felt much more in tune with my world. I was also finding more useful things that were helping my hip so the pain was becoming less of a problem. Mobility was increasing, but in an incremental way. I had a Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology consultation because I wanted to speed things along.

"Immediately after the consultation the grip of pain was gone and I had more range of motion. I had a lot of pain and fatigue during the three days of my consultation, but my walking was smoother. Now I can stand and shop and carry groceries. I am also able to walk without hip pain most of the time, though I find it still can be sensitive from doing too much lifting. In short, I found instant relief from the grip of pain, increased range of motion, increased stamina, and improved walking. I expect to fulfill the experts statement that it will be perfect." — Judith Ann White

Rheumatoid Arthritis

"Rheumatoid arthritis runs in my family. The pain and swelling in my joints has been going on for two or three decades. After my consultation the pain decreased considerably, the swelling has gone down, and it actually feels like the size of the joints is subsiding, which I never expected to happen.

"The consultation is done so naturally that you don't even notice the pain has gone. It just sort of melts away over time. I'm absolutely amazed at the results, and the thing I like best is that it is absolutely painless. The whole procedure is a completely delightful experience." — Elizabeth Lazenby

Rheumatoid Arthritis

"I had been very concerned about my aunt, Darcus Key, for a long, long time. Now 77, she had been suffering from severe Rheumatoid Arthritis for 42 years. She's endured eight major joint replacement surgeries, including both wrists and hands.

"Now it has been almost two months since Aunt Darcus completed the program. She has been receiving massages with the sesame oil three times daily. She has not experienced any arthritic pain at all. The pain from the fractured vertebrae is manageable now. She says that if she begins to feel any pain, she closes her eyes and recalls the memory of how she felt during the consultation-peace, freedom from pain, and joy. When she opens her eyes, the pain is gone. The memory of health has been restored!." — Sue Harn

Degenerative Arthritis

"I've just completed Maharishi Vedic Vibration technology for degenerative arthritis in my right knee. This arthritis arose 26 years ago due an auto accident. Over the past 10 years, the arthritis has become steadily worse. I experienced twinges of pain almost every time I moved the joint, and especially when walking or climbing stairs.

"I've consulted the best orthopedic doctors in Iowa for treatment, and in each case was informed that the condition was inoperable and degenerative. Apart from regular exercise, no treatment could be prescribed. The long-term prognosis was for the condition to steadily worsen.

"After the first Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology session all the pain was gone from my knee. I could bend the knee without discomfort and could walk with no hint of pain (even when climbing stairs). I've not experienced such pain-free movement in many years. After two days, a small percentage of the pain (about 5-10 percent) reappeared. After the second treatment, this pain also dissolved.

"My right knee now remains virtually pain free (only the slightest discomfort re-emerges during low-pressure weather). At these times, application of the Vedic Vibration-treated oil entirely eliminates the remaining symptoms.

"When I first heard of this program, I doubted my arthritis, which has brought almost constant discomfort for 10 years, could be eliminated. To experience a transformation of this magnitude, so quickly, is truly remarkable. I'm deeply grateful for the relief provided by Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology. I highly recommend this to anyone." — Ben Gosvig


"I was treated for arthritis and muscle pain. I had moderate pain and stiffness in my hip, lower back, and neck. Now I only have slight pain occasionally in the hip and lower back (never in the neck). My stiffness has been cut in half. Nothing else had worked before."

Muscle and Ligament Problem

"For seven years I had a problem like frozen shoulder, but it was in the muscles around the hips. It was so bad I couldn't move fast; I couldn't exert myself.

"After my Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology consultation I went for a run and there was no discomfort. The next day I did more running and some exercises, things that I hadn't done in seven years, and then the next day and the next. Now, three weeks after my consultation, I haven't had one pinch of pain in my hip area." — Richard Barnes

Shoulder Tension

"I felt 100 percent improvement in my shoulders after my Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology consultation. For the first time in my life I felt no tension there-as if a huge weight had been lifted off me. I used to think I was muscle bound and that's why I couldn't freely move my shoulders and maintain good posture. Now I realize it was just stress inhibiting me. I feel I've been given a brand new body — a much younger one. In fact I never felt this free even in my youth. I can see that this program is the only way to gain real freedom from physical problems. I highly recommend it to everyone."

Frozen Shoulder

"About a year ago I lost the full range of motion in my left shoulder. There was quite a bit of discomfort and I wasn't able to perform many activities such as lifting. I received 100 percent relief about one month after my consultation."

Lower Back Pain

"I began having lower back pain in April 1997. I've had problems intermittently, to the point where at times it is difficult to walk. Seeing a chiropractor helped some, but I wasn't able to exercise without having moderate to severe lower back pain afterwards.

"After my first session I felt some good effect. But then I overdid it at the gym and started to feel very sore. During my second session, all that soreness in my neck and back was released, and since that time I've been swimming and exercising with Nautilus. My back pain is virtually relieved. I can feel that the back muscles are in much better shape and supporting my body in a way they haven't for a long time." — Kit Dziuba

Lower Back Pain

"I've had lower back pain for several years. It's easily aggravated by too much of anything — especially lifting, driving, exercising, or working at the computer. After just one session, I felt the area was almost completely clear. Immediately, I could do yoga positions without the restrictive discomfort I've felt for so long. It continually surprises me now how I can bend over and feel absolutely no pain!" — Jan Shaw

Back Pain and Sciatica

"For the last ten years I have had pain in my lower back. The pain shoots down into my hip and sometimes all the way down my leg. I have not been able to walk more than 20 yards without it hurting with every step.

"I received a Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology consultation and immediately the pain was gone. I keep expecting the pain to come back but it has not. I have not felt this well in ten years. This has been one of the most profound experiences I have ever had." — John Van de Steeg

Herniated Disk

"About eight years ago I had a herniated disk that resulted in a lot of pain. The only thing the doctors could offer was surgery that ran the risk of partial or full paralysis. After my first session the pain was immediately 100 percent gone. I have not had any pain or discomfort since the consultation." — Susan Fox

Neck and Back Pain

"Eight years ago I was diagnosed with severe degenerative disk disease, two herniated discs in my lumbar region, and a stenosis in my neck. I saw two neurologists and a neurosurgeon who did surgery on my neck. He warned me it would not significantly help with my neck and shoulder pain, and he was right.

"Since the surgery I've seen three orthopedic surgeons and two osteopathic doctors, none of whom could give me even the slightest hope of helping my condition, except by taking drugs. Even with drugs the pain was still there, it just didn't bother me as much. I've also seen chiropractors who did provide some temporary relief if I did not move around much.

"When my brother heard of this treatment he offered to help pay for my consultation. I had consultations for my neck and shoulders, mid-back, and lower back. After the first session, some discomfort came as the day proceeded, but mostly because I was walking in the mountains. After the second session, as the day wore on, even though I was walking a lot I rarely felt uncomfortable. I felt as much as 70 percent of the pain was gone. After the third session I felt that as much as 90 percent of the pain and discomfort was gone, even though I had walked around the mountains like a tourist, and haven't had any regular exercise in years! I am more than satisfied and thoroughly amazed and pleased." — Thomas Van de Steeg

Neck Pain

"After my second session of the Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology consultation, the pain and pressure in my neck, which I'd had for the past 25 years, was completely gone! I felt healed on such a deep level, allowing bliss and energy to flow freely in that area both in meditation and activity." — G.G.

Injuries Relieved After 10 Years of Suffering

"About 10 years ago I suffered injuries to my neck and left hip. The neck injury was diagnosed as a herniated disk, and the hip as bursitis. Since then, I've experienced a lingering stiffness and discomfort in both areas. Immediately after my consultation I noticed a 40 to 50 percent reduction in the stiffness in my neck, and a 50 percent improvement in my hip. Nothing I've tried has produced such dramatic results in such a short time-and I've tried a lot!"

Pain and Numbness in the Hips and Thigh

"I went into Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology as a last resort, resigned to live with pain and numbness in the hips and thigh caused by a back injury. I had resigned myself to a life of rest and sitting with little possibility for dynamic activity. I had resigned from living life fully.

"My first session was a wonderfully nourishing and blissful experience that produced immediate results. During the consultation, I first noticed a soft, pulsating, warm milky light, somewhat like the feel of a cashmere blanket on a cold drafty night, covering my lower legs. It began in the ankles and then moved up to encompass the whole lower body and torso.

"I became aware of my pulse, pulsating not just in the heart or at the wrist, but throughout my body's entire circulatory system. As I felt the pulse moving comfortably through the arteries and veins, I occasionally felt some twinges or discomfort in areas that were not functioning properly, but that cleared up quickly.

"At the end of the session, as I stretched, I found I was more flexible and had less attention to protecting the body, as the body was more normal in its functioning.

"During the rest of the day, I had more energy, more enthusiasm for activity, more joy in being active. Whereas before it took energy just to sit, and the thought of physical activity was exhausting, now the thought of sitting was boring and I wanted to move and be active and accomplish. I was happy in activity and it posed no problem for my physiology.

"Since then, I occasionally have twinges of pain in the thigh, but the amazing thing is that I apply the oil I was given and the pain really does go away, all on its own. It's as if the body continues to remember normal functioning.

"With the consultation, and the resulting enthusiasm and ability to be dynamic once again, I feel happier and more a part of the pace of normal life. Deep within, I know that I can remember normal functioning. I definitely recommend this for anyone who may be in a similar situation." — Theresa Olsen

Throwing Away the Cane

"My husband drove me [to the Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology consultation] the first two days, Saturday and Sunday. There were a few steps in front of the building that were very difficult for me to navigate. With the quad cane I had to walk sideways. It was really something. Then I could hardly get up on the table. Two people had to help me.

"On Monday, the third day, I got up on the table unassisted. After the session I realized I did not need a cane. It was like a miracle. I have not used the cane since.

"When I first told my internist what I planned to do, I thought he might be annoyed with me, but he said, 'Try it. If it works, go for it.'

"The next time I saw him, I said, 'Guess what happened after the third session?'

"He said, 'I know what happened. You threw away your cane.'

"'How do you know?' I asked.

"'Well, I can see how you're walking. You hopped up on the examination table. Look at how you're moving around.'" — Virginia Sendor