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Dr. Schneider on New Model of Vedic Psychiatry Dr Schneider recently introduced a new paradigm of Total Mental Health based on Vedic psychiatry to international audiences at the World Ayurveda Congress in India and the International Ayurveda Congress in the Netherlands.
"One's state of mental health is as important a risk factor for heart disease as high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes," said Dr. Schneider, dean of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health.

He said that in traditional Ayurveda, the mind is found within the heart. In order to heal the physical heart, one needs to heal his or her emotional heart.

Dr. Schneider presents a total approach to mental health based on ancient principles of Maharishi AyurVeda that takes into account the four domains of mind, body, environment, and consciousness.

Dr. Schneider says that Vedic psychiatry includes dealing with physiological influences on mental health through Maharishi AyurVeda and environmental influences on ment…