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Creating Health: How to Wake Up the Body's Intelligence Paperback – September 15, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0395755150 ISBN-10: 0395755158 Edition: Revised

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Revised edition (September 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395755158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395755150
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #851,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Perfect health is our natural state -- we simply must allow the intelligence of Nature to work for us. This book shows us how." Tony Nader, MD, neuroscientist, Harvard Medical School "Dr Chopra writes with almost magical simplicity, even charm, yet he is rigorous in his facts and reasoning. This is an important book for anyone interested in maintaining and restoring health." Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Dr. Deepak Chopra, author of the bestselling Ageless Body, Timeless blind, offers his thousands of fans the first audio edition of Creating Health: How to Wake Up the Body's Intelligence, his groundbreaking work about the healing power of the mind.

First published in 1987, Creating Health introduces the basic premises of Ayurveda, the six-thousand-year-old tradition of health care from India, and guides listeners toward a sound understanding of the mind-body connection.

Dr. Chopra has revised Creating Health for the many people who are turning to alternative methods of health care as a result of the escalating crisis in traditional care. This edition incorporates a number of advances based on Dr. Chopra's recent work and new perspectives, including the techniques of mindfulness meditation, a simple but powerful form of breath-focused meditation.

In Creating Health, Dr. Chopra blends Eastern and Western medical philosophy to provide a clear, rich view of the road to perfect health -- a balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Ageless Body, Timeless Mind; Journey Into Healing; Perfect Weight; Restful Sleep; Perfect Digestion; and Boundless Energy, by Deepak Chopra, M.D., are also available from Random House AudioBooks. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


More About the Author

Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Founder of The Chopra Foundation
Founder of YouTube/TheChopraWell
Founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Senior Scientist, The Gallup Organization
www.deepakchopra.com
www.facebook.com/DeepakChopraCommunity
www.twitter.com/deepakchopra

As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of over sixty-five books with twenty New York Times best sellers in both the fiction and non fiction categories.

Customer Reviews

I particularly enjoyed his case histories and anecdotes.
Theresa Welsh
This book,as most Chopra's works,are extraordinary tools in a search for the invisible realm of the human universe.
David Diniz Loubeh
Read it to know yourself being better and help your wellbeing more.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Theresa Welsh on September 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
This little book is full of helpful insights for anyone wondering how to restore or preserve good health. Instead of dwelling on sickness, Chopra shows us how our health is really in our own hands. It is wonderfully refreshing to find a doctor who is not in the business of pushing pills for every ill and ache. Instead of giving us the five-minute look-over and writing a prescription, Dr. Chopra shows us the way to influence our body so it can cure itself. He tell us what we already know, but always wanted to hear from a doctor: That all drugs have side effects and most are expensive. Don't we all want an alternative?
Chopra provides beginning chapters on common illnesses and at times gives typical doctor instructions on what to eat and what to avoid ("don't drink alcohol, even in moderation"). But he moves beyond that, looking inside the sick person and inviting us to look inside ourselves. Our emotions and attitudes affect our bodies, and if we learn to control emotions we can improve our health. Chopra recommends meditation as a means of marshalling our inner resources.
While there must be some limit to this approach to health, there nevertheless is much evidence for its effectiveness. I particularly enjoyed his case histories and anecdotes. In one case, he admits lying to a patient. She had cancer, but he told her he removed gall stones. She believed him and the cancer went away! He attributes her recovery to her belief that she was well, a manifestation of the placebo effect that no one can explain, other than "mind over matter." Doctors dismiss diseases that go away by themselves by saying the patient is "in remission." But that is not an explanation.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Gladis on January 28, 2001
Format: Audio Cassette
The basic idea of Deepak Chopra's work is that your attitude to the world, the way you think and interpret the reality creates different chemicals and hormones which have an enormous impact on your body and your health. This is how mind connects to the body. But the best part is, that your attitude and your thinking is in your hands, which means that your health is also in your hands. Chopra is a big promotor of alternative health care methods and an opponent of the traditional medicine.
Chopra builds on old tradition from India and introduces his own advances including a breath-focused meditation. The book is easy to follow since Chopra uses very logical sequence of ideas and has a very clear syntax.
If you like this book then I would recommend to you also Deepak Chopra's most famous Ageless Body, Timeless Mind.
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful By David Diniz Loubeh on February 3, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book,as most Chopra's works,are extraordinary tools in a search for the invisible realm of the human universe.That realm includes our feelings,intuition,emotions,desires,and every inner aspect of the human mind and soul,and finally that shall also includes God.That book can be an important door for a person who seeks the meaning of spirituality,as well as the meaning of life. Deepak Chopra has an astonishing inspiration, and a very solid scientific education.My life has just turned upside-down,in a good direction,after knowing his works.I wish every single person in this planet knew what this man has discovered.Don't miss this author!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "caged_princess" on September 24, 2002
Format: Paperback
Hey folks, I really recommend this book to you. Although you might get bored by the disease descriptions in first chapter, don't let that get you down. Continue and you will find the treasure of life secrets. I have experienced it and I am sure any one can. Go get it now!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vicky on June 22, 2009
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Inspiritional and remarkable, Chopra's book is for anyone of any age at any time. He is an incredible and intuitive mystic who also happens to be an M.D. He knows the way to perfect health and he lines it out in this book. And it's simple!! Read it..Do it!!
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