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New Zealand: Renowned doctor supports Transcendental Meditation as treatment for heart disease
by Global Good News staff writer
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4 October 2013
A world-renowned expert on Transcendental Meditation (TM) and the prevention of heart disease recently toured New Zealand.
Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, is a physician, scientist, educator, and one of the world's leading authorities on scientific, natural approaches for heart disease, high blood pressure, stress, and other cardiovascular risk factors.
He spent five days in New Zealand, giving nine different talks to doctors and others in the medical profession in Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland.
Over the past 20 years, Dr Schneider has directed nearly $20 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in the USA for his pioneering research on the effect of natural treatments, usually centred on the remarkable effects of Transcendental Meditation, on heart disease.
His tour is a very positive development for New Zealand, said Martin Davy, director of Transcendental Meditation and related programmes in the country.
He and other tour organizers have talked about the high level of support they have received from the medical community. 'We have never had this much support before,' Mr Davy said.
Dr Schneider's talks were all sponsored by the major medical universities in the country. In addition, a very well respected physician has written a personal letter to his colleagues inviting and encouraging them to attend one of Dr Schneider's talks.
His talks were also supported by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, which means that doctors can get continuing education credit, a mandatory practice that keeps physicians updated on the latest medical developments, if they attend Dr Schneider's lectures.
Mr Davy added that Dr Schneider would give three talks each in Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington, with a special doctors' talk in each city as well. At least 70 or 80 doctors were confirmed to attend his lectures.
This is a great show of support from the medical community, said Mr Davy. He added that many people who practise Transcendental Meditation in New Zealand expect to see increased interest in the technique as a treatment for heart disease after Dr Schneider's lecture tour of the country.
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