American Meditation Institute Inaugurates New Mind-Body Medicine CME
Course on Meditation and Yoga for Physicians
The American Meditation Institute will present a comprehensive mind-body medicine CME
course on meditation and yoga for physicians November 7-8, 2009 at the Cranwell Resort, Spa
and Golf Club in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Averill Park, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2009 -- Physicians will receive 12 AMA Category 1 credits by
attending the American Meditation Institute's (AMI), mind-body medicine CME course on meditation and yoga.
The Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education accredits the mind-body medicine CME
course entitled American Meditation: The Heart and Science of Yoga.
The course will be taught by Leonard Perlmutter, founder and director of AMI, and award-winning author of
"The Heart and Science of Yoga: A Blueprint for Peace, Happiness and Freedom from Fear". Noted physicians
Mehmet Oz, Dean Ornish and Larry Dossey have endorsed Mr. Perlmutter's book, which serves as the curriculum
for this mind-body medicine CME course. Since 1995, Mr. Perlmutter has lectured extensively on the health
benefits of yoga and meditation, including the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Albany Medical Center, Stratton
VA Medical Center, University of Colorado Medical School, University of Wisconsin School of Nursing,
Washington University Medical School and the Commonwealth Club of California. He also served on a
distinguished New York Times panel of Yoga experts with Dr. Dean Ornish.
The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) estimates that $48 billion is spent annually on complementary and
alternative treatments. The National Institutes of Health report that approximately 38% of adults in the United
States aged 18 and over, and nearly 12% of U.S. children 17 years and under use some form of complementary
and alternative medicine. Significant among these therapies are meditation, yoga and deep breathing exercises
--all of which are offered in "The Heart and Science of Yoga" curriculum. "By accrediti