Perfect Health: The Complete Mind Body Guide

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Random House Australia, 2001 - Health - 390 pages
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The original mind/body classic, now fully revised and updated for the 21st century. In the ten years since PERFECT HEALTH: THE COMPLETE MIND/BODY GUIDE was published, Deepak Chopra has become the leading name in the biggest health revolution of our time. PERFECT HEALTH is the ultimate do-it-yourself guide to harnessing the healing power of the mind and the body -- and a must for anyone seeking perfect health. This best selling book provides the basic principles of Ayurveda -- the ancient system of health care that Dr. Chopra incorporates in his practice of medicine. In simple, easy-to-follow steps, this book takes the reader through the entire range of self-care techniques that raise personal prevention to the level of perfection. The revolutionary Perfect Health program unites the best of Chopra's medical school training with the wisdom of ancient India's holistic healing system. The result brings you a complete, personally tailored program of diet, stress reduction, exercise and daily routines that will help you: *** Strengthen the mind/body connection *** Reestablish your essential balance with nature *** Tap into your inner pharmacy *** Stimulate regenerative growth *** Transcend disease and aging From determining your individual body type, to acting at the deepest level of the mind/body connection, Perfect Health can generate healing within your body and changes in your life. The new edition is fully updated and includes: *** new healing techniques developed by Dr Chopra with patients at the Chopra Centre, including guided visualisations and meditations *** new ways to nourish the body through the five senses to waken the body's "inner pharmacy", in response to new research about mind / body interactions *** new exercises to stimulate the connections with our inner world *** fully updated sections on nutrition and herbal medicines *** text fully revised -- easier to read and more attractive

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Chopra, an Indian endocrinologist/physician, has made the Maharishi Ayurveda system of medicine intelligible to the layperson. This traditional Hindu system, which goes back 5000 years, is based on ... Read full review

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Deepak Chopra was born in New Delhi, India in 1946. He was educated as a medical doctor, specializing in endocrinology, at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He served as Chief of Staff at Boston Regional Medical Center, and has taught at Tufts and Boston University Medical Schools. He recognized limitations in the ways that his medical education approached treatment of individuals. Introduced to the ancient methods of Hindu healing, known as Ayurveda, by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, he saw a way to add a spiritual dimension to treatment of illness. Chopra's thinking led him to develop a theory that he called Quantum Healing, which combines Western and Hindu medical practice. In 1984, Chopra brought Ayurvedic medicine to the United States, and within a year he established the Ayurvedic Health Centre of Stress Management and Behavioral Medicine in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He is also the founding President of the American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and eventually founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. He has written more than 55 books including Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old; Creating Health: How to Wake Up the Body's Intelligence; Creating Affluence: The A-to-Z Steps to a Richer Life; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams; The Shadow Effect and Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet; Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges; and Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being. He has won numerous awards including a Quill Award for Peace Is the Way and the grand prize at the 2005 Nautilus Book Awards for The Book of Secrets. He also writes novels including The Return of Merlin; Soulmate; and Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment.

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