Up Total Health World Tour highlights integration of modern science, ancient Vedic medicine Slideshow

28 January 2013

Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, one of the world's leading authorities on scientifically verified natural approaches to prevention and treatment of heart disease, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular risk factors, recently undertook the first stage of a Total Health World Tour that included presentations and meetings in India, Nepal, and Greece.

Dr Schneider is Director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention and Dean of Maharishi College of Perfect Health at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA.*

The tour began in India in December of 2012, at the World Ayurveda Congress in Bhopal. One of the topics considered at the Congress was international applications of Ayurveda, the world's oldest and most comprehensive system of natural health care, which originated in the Vedic civilization of ancient India.

Dr Schneider was one of a number of experts in Maharishi Ayurveda from India and other countries who participated in the Congress. Maharishi Ayurveda represents the modern restoration by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi of the complete, authentic practice of Ayurveda as recorded in the Vedic texts. Dr Schneider and his colleagues sought to bring out Maharishi's perspective—an expanded, holistic understanding of Ayurveda and its applications, re-establishing its original focus on the primary importance of consciousness and mind-body balance in creating health; and also drawing on the knowledge of modern quantum physics and empirical validation through scientific research.

Dr Schneider was invited to chair a session on public health. In his keynote address he described how Ayurveda, from Maharishi's perspective, directly relates to public health because it encompasses not only individual, but also community, societal, and world health. He also spoke about the role of collective stress in epidemics. (read more)


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