When Dr. Cohen graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1971, he was already seeing a new perspective on the mind and interrelatedness of all things. While at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, he further saw the limitations of traditional medicine. After completing his first year of residency in Psychiatry, Dr. Cohen left to work on Indian reservations as a general medical officer for two years. Realizing that he couldn’t go back to the “traditional” tract and complete his residency, Dr. Cohen chose to practice Emergency Medicine (ER) while waiting to go to a comprehensive training program in holistic medicine. In the US at that time, the only holistic program was at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pa founded on the principle of integrating Eastern and Western medicine.
There, in the spring of 1980, Dr. Cohen started studying yoga, homeopathy, nutrition, biofeedback, and meditation in an integrated training program under Rudolph Ballantine, MD as well as other MD’s and PhD Psychologists. There, he also conducted research into mind/body medicine at Dana Research Lab, instructed a graduate program through the University of Scranton, and learned to treat all age groups and problems in a total holistic manner.