Rainer Picha, MD, is a senior consultant in cardiology. He received his MD at the University of Vienna in Austria and completed his postgraduate medical training in the Department of Cardiology of the Vienna General Hospital and in the Department of Cardiology of the State Hospital in Graz, where he became Assistant Director. Dr. Picha’s career has focused on echocardiography and coronary angiography. He has been a specialized consultant in cardiac arrhythmias and a faculty member of the Austrian Doctor’s Association. Dr. Picha has been a participant in several national and international training courses in Maharishi AyurVeda. Since 1996 he has been a full-time researcher at Maharishi Vedic University in Vlodrop, The Netherlands.