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'Self-healing' proponent to speak in Mountain View

Original post made on Sep 6, 2011

After a series of unsuccessful surgeries during his childhood failed to fix his severe cataracts, doctors told Meir Schneider that he would need to learn to live without the use of his eyes. And yet, today, Schneider can see. He has a driver's license and may very well be driving himself to Mountain View next week to give a series of talks on his method of "self-healing," which he says he has used to overcome his blindness and maintain his vision.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 1:33 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by Mike, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 6, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Sounds interesting. I might actually show up

Posted by George, a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm

The Pied Piper is alive and well, the Snake Oil Salesman is coming to town.

EGADS, shame on the local paper for giving this person this huge amount of free publicity.

I would bet that the evening at the book store will end with a "Special Deal" if the attendees sign up to give him money for his "help".

Good luck, and again, shame on the Mountain View Voice.

Posted by Steven, a resident of Waverly Park
on Sep 30, 2011 at 11:58 pm


I wouldn't say he's exactly pushing snake oil. It's actually more aligned with a holistic medicine approach. Healthy skepticism is good, but there are certainly a number of conditions for which Western medicine is unable to offer any remedy.

Schneider, who now holds a Ph.D. in massage therapy, is not arguing for an abandonment of Western medicine. There is certainly a place for drugs, medical procedures and surgery, he says. His "big idea" has to do with his belief "that our potential for getting better (through self-healing) is much larger than what most people experience."

Posted by robert, a resident of another community
on Dec 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

A good journalist would have interviewed and given us the views of physicians, preferably ophthalmologists who might have divergent views on this. A good editor would not have published this one-sided article without labeling as advertisement.

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