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Psychosomatic Disease 27 May 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique and Psychosomatic Disease by Dr. Schneider

Dr. Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.B.M.R., is an NIH-funded medical researcher and author of Total Heart Health: How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health (Basic Health Publications, 2006). Here he answers questions on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

Q: Is heart disease a psychosomatic illness? It seems that because the Transcendental Meditation program helps reduce stress, it would lower the risk factors of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Schneider: That’s an interesting question. Research over the past 50 years has shown that