Dr. Robert Schneider is the Director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention, the Dean of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health, and the Director of the MUM Physiology and Health department’s MS in Integrative Medicine, which has recently partnered with St. Martinus University in Curaçao to deliver a dual MD MS degree program for aspiring doctors in integrative medicine.
Dr. Schneider recently gave a public lecture in MUM’s Dalby Hall, entitled: Towards a Model of Vedic Psychiatry: A Whole Systems Approach Based on Principles of Maharishi AyurVeda, where he discusses topics such as cardiovascular health
In his talk, Dr. Schneider discusses going beyond traditional psychiatric concepts to analyze psychiatry in regard to deeper levels of the mind that are described in Ayurveda and Vedic Science. He explains how this knowledge relates to the role of the mind in terms of mental disorders, diagnosis, and treatment and prevention.
For more than a decade, Dr. Schneider and his collaborators have examined the efficacy of Maharishi Ayurveda and the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, especially hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Schneider is one of the founding faculty of the Department of Physiology and Health, and a consultant to the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on natural medicine.