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Conference Teaches Use of Chakra Psychology to Identify Subtle Emotional and Mental Stress

Physicians will learn how to use the ancient chakra system as a diagnostic tool at The American Meditation Institute’s (AMI) sixth annual mind/body medicine CME conference.

Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” the 30-CME accredited comprehensive training in mind/body medicine for physicians and other health care professionals is presented in joint sponsorship with the Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Although recent medical studies have demonstrated that 75 percent of health care costs associated with chronic diseases could be prevented or reversed by lifestyle changes, many physicians do not offer themselves, or their patients, strategies that encourage meaningful change, according to AMI, noting the course will provide easy-to-learn practices that work synergistically to reduce inflammation and allostatic load while working toward establishing homeostasis.

Upon completion of this conference, physicians will be able to:

  • Use Chakra Psychology to diagnose and treat disease
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how Yoga Science as mind/body medicine can help heal disease, manage addictive habits, alleviate stress, burnout and inflammation
  • Develop equanimity, discrimination, will power, creativity and energy through a daily practice of meditation and diaphragmatic breathing
  • Incorporate long-term strategies for healthy lifestyle choices using Yoga Psychology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of both Ayurveda and Epigenomics
  • Understand the physiological benefits of easy-gentle yoga
  • Help themselves and their patients reduce conditioned habits of negative thinking through the healing powers of mantra science
  • Utilize food as medicine to maximize personal well being

AMI’s faculty director, Leonard Perlmutter

According to Leonard Perlmutter, faculty director, even when a medical diagnosis is known through conventional Western methods, an understanding of chakra psychology can help augment a physician’s ability to treat and educate a patient in the profound benefits of self-care.

“The more consistently therapeutic yogic practices like meditation and chakra psychology are incorporated into the daily lives of physicians and patients, most symptoms of stress related burnout and chronic complex diseases can be diminished or eliminated,” said Perlmutter.

Joel M. Kremer, MD, who is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology in Albany, NY, said the teaching has been an enormous benefit in his personal and professional life.

“I have less stress, more focus, and am able to serve my patients with greater clarity,” he said. “It becomes surprisingly easy now to recognize the many clinical situations in which patients with somatic manifestations of ‘dis-ease’ could greatly benefit from Yoga Science.”

The conference will take place November 5-9, 2014 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, MA.

For more information, visit www.americanmeditation.org.