PTSD is an anxiety disorder stemming from traumatic events and comes with persistent symptoms of increased arousal and exaggerated sympathetic stress response. It is very common among veterans but can be very challenging and expensive to treat. This study followed five men between the ages of 25 and 40 with a history of combat-related PTSD. They practiced Transcendental Meditation for 20 minutes twice a day. All participants found the meditations relaxing and easy to perform and reported reduced anxiety and stress levels. However, without a control group placebo cannot be ruled out.