You know the mantra of heart disease facts and figures: affects nearly one in every two Americans, leading cause of death in the United States, and so on. Drugs and surgery help temporarily by reducing symptoms of the disease, but in most people they do not eliminate the disease. Clearly, a more effective approach is needed. The Total Heart Health Program may be that approach. The program is based on the principles of a 5,000-year-old system of medical knowledge from India that was revived in the early 1980s and renamed Maharishi Consciousness Based Health Care. This system of holistic medicine is premised on the belief that everything inside us and everything outside us, at the most finite level, is intimately connected. When any part of our physiology gets disconnected from this network of inner intelligence which can happen as a result of negative influences in our bodies, mind, or environmentimbalances and disease begin. This approach treats the cause of disease by reestablishing these channels of communication, thereby enlivening the bodys innate knowledge of how to function properly.