Published New Age Bantam
Mind Body medicine
Quantum Healing by Deepack Chopra
This is an extraordinary approach to healing by an extraordinary physician-writer. The book is filled with the mystery, wonder, and hope of people who have experienced seemingly miraculous recoveries from cancer and other serious illnesses.Dr. Deepak Chopra, a respected New England endocrinologist, began his search for answers when he saw patients in his own practice who completely recovered after being given only a few months to live. In the mid-1980’s he returned to his native India to explore Aruyveda, the most ancient healing tradition. Now he has brought together the current research of Western medicine, neuroscience, and physics with the insights of Ayurvedic theory to show that the human body is controlled by a “network of intelligence” grounded in quantum reality. Dr. Chopra offers us both a fascinating intellectual journey and a deeply moving chronicle of hope and healing.
Dr. Deepak Chopra is a well known and well respected endocrinologist, healer, teacher and speaker, and has written many books and articles on healing and positive living. His first popular book was ‘Creating Health’ in 1987, and since then he has published around sixty other books along the lines of spiritual strategies for health. In 2012 he published ‘Spiritual Solutions’, which again combines science, medicine and spirit.
Quantum Healing is full of case studies of patients who have overcome serious and sometimes terminal illness against all the odds. It is a hopeful book with understandable explanations of the links between mind and body.
It is a well written, well planned book which summarizes recent advances in neuroendocrinology, also explained in a fairly simple, non-jargonised way. The theory is that a person can think themselves well because the seat of the mind is not only located in the brain, but is in all the cells of the body.
The writing style is very interesting and instructive and is hard to put down. Dr. Chopra doesn’t dismiss western medicine, as he is a practitioner, but he also looks to his roots and training in Aruyvedic healing. He confidently combines the practices of medicine, ayurveda, acupuncture, yoga, and meditation.
The message of the book is that the natural state of our bodies is to be healthy not sick and if we can have mind body unity or co-operation we have greater possibilities for perfect health and overcoming any illness.
The spiritual element of the book is also very important and the description of the messages sent between cells, and the origins of, and reactions to the signals is illustrated by a line of firemen with buckets of water passing the buckets along the line, each getting his bucket from the fireman before him, but where does the first fireman get the message from. There has to be something more. This book is very thought provoking and may open some doors in your mind regarding your health and well being, and should be compulsive reading for trainee doctors.