Dr Schneider NZ Tour CME Health Professionals Meeting
Why Transcendental Meditation is Good for your Heart
Evidence-based non-drug help for your cardiovascular patients that is effective, cost-effective, safe and available.
Dr Robert Schneider MD, FACC, an authority on the non-pharmaceutical prevention and treatment of heart disease.
Over the past twenty years, Dr Schneider has directed $20 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health and has conducted randomised controlled trials in hypertension and heart disease. He has published over 100 articles in journals and proceedings such as Hypertension, Journal of Clinical Hypertension, Circulation, American Journal of Hypertension, Journal of Clinical Psychology, International Journal of Psychophysiology, Behavioral Medicine and Journal of Aging and Health.
Dr Schneider has been a consultant to numerous US government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Presidential Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the U.S. Congress‚ Prevention Coalition. Dr Schneider is a frequent lecturer on natural health care at medical meetings on four continents.
Currently Dr Schneider is the director of the NIH-funded Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention and professor of physiology and health at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA, USA.
What will he talk about?
Dr Schneider will present his research findings and explain why the American Heart Association recommends Transcendental Meditation in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Why is this important?
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in New Zealand. Many of these deaths are premature and preventable. Robert Schneider has assumed the burden of proof by conducting randomised controlled trials into an effective alternative to pharmaceutical interventions. Transcendental Meditation may be even more effective than statins. Statins typically reduce cardiac events by 30-40%.
Dr Schneider’s talks to doctors in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch have been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and are approved for up to 1.25 credits CME for General Practice Educational Programme Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.
Update on CME credits:
- CME certification forms for the Dr Schneider seminar will be sent out soon
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- Up to 5 MOPs credits can be claimed for completing a 2-page form that helps you think through how to implement changes to your practice.
Dr Steele Bellok, M.D, Harvard Medical School
“…the single-most effective program to reduce stress”
Dr Kulreet Chaudhary, MD, Medical Director of Neurology, Scripps Memorial Hospital
“…the most effective program for promoting health and reducing health-care utilization and medical expenses.”
Dr Gary Kaplan, MD, Ph.D. New York University School of Medicine faculty
“High blood pressure is reduced even after a few months of twice-daily practice of the TM technique.”
Dr Nancy Lonsdorf, MD
“…a deep state of rest that refreshes mind and body—improving sleep, increasing creativity and intelligence, and reducing anxiety”
Dr David Lovell-Smith MBChB, Christchurch General Practitioner
“I’ve been recommending Transcendental Meditation to my patients for the last 30 years. In my experience, anybody who suffers from a disease created or aggravated by stress, finds relief from this simple technique.”
Dr. Nick Argyle, MRCPsych FRANZCP Former Clinical Director for Mental Health, Auckland District Health Board
“TM is the most effective and proven self development technique. Practice leads to improved mood and lower trait anxiety. Addictive behaviour reduces and higher functions, such as moral reasoning and self-realisation, are enhanced.”