As a physician and scientist, Dr. Schneider has spent the past 30 years researching evidence-based natural approaches for treating heart disease, high blood pressure, stress and other cardiovascular factors.
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review
Interest in research on the health benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique continues to grow, as top teaching hospitals and medical schools in the U.S. are increasingly inviting Robert Schneider, MD, dean of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health, to present on the connection between mind, body, and heart to doctors as part of their continuing medical education.
Dr. Schneider presented at the University of Michigan Medical Center in December and at the University of Iowa Medical Center earlier this month. He's also currently scheduled to present at eight additional venues, including teaching hospitals associated with top-10 medical schools on the East Coast and in the Midwest.
The presentations are part of the hospital's "ground rounds," in which medical faculty, residents, and students convene to learn about state-of-the-art medical advances in medicine as part of their required continuing medical education.
Dr. Schneider is being invited because he is recognized as a national leader in mind-body and integrative medicine as a result of his team's extensive published research, grant support from the National Institutes of Health, and expert consultations to policy makers, including the U.S. Congress, a White House Commission, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and other agencies.
"It's fulfilling that there is now a high level of interest in the mind-body-heart connection and how the Transcendental Meditation technique turns on the body's inner pharmacy for healing," Dr. Schneider said. "Those attending my presentations have been receptive, positive, and enthusiastic. "
An impetus for the tour is to present and explain the recent statement by the American Heart Association on the value of the Transcendental Meditation technique for blood pressure.
At the University of Michigan, Dr. Schneider spoke to some 50 doctors about the mind-body-heart connection and his research. Then in a subsequent meeting with the hypertension doctors, he was invited to elaborate on the nature of consciousness and the body, including parallels with the unified field and the Maharishi Effect for public health.
Dr. Schneider's U.S. speaking tour in 2013/14 comes on the heels of his tour of medical centers on four continents in the past year on mind-body-heart and health benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique.
Note: Much of Dr. Schneider's research about the correlation between mind and body was affirmed last June when the American Heart Association announced that Transcendental Meditation is the only meditation practice that has shown to lower blood pressure.
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