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Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine Paperback – May 1, 1990
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Thus, within this brief passage, we have the essence of Dr. Deepak Chopra's book Quantum Healing, which successfully seems to shed light for the uninitiated Western reader on the mind/body connection as it relates to medical healing. Although the ideas and techniques he discusses in his book may sound new to us, they are in actuality, as the Doctor demonstrates through his scrupulous tracing of the Western disciplines of neuroscience and physics back to the source of their beginings in the ancient Vedic traditions, as old as time itself. With the precision of an artist meticulously carving a statue, Dr. Chopra proceeds to chip away at Western medicine's physical approach to healing, asserting the point that "when the memory of health returns [it] brings with it enough power to last a lifetime."
These mind-based methods of healing, he tells us, are based upon Ayurveda, the ancient tradition of Indian medicine. The term "Ayurveda" is derived from its two Sanskrit roots, Ayus, meaning "life," and Veda, which can mean either "science" or "knowledge." Combined, the literal meaning becomes "science of life."
In describing how he came up with the term quantum healing, Dr. Chopra relates the moving story of one of his first patients to undergo Ayurvedic treatment. The patient, a woman who had lung cancer, had responded well to the traditional Western treatments which had been combined with Ayurvedic methods.Read more ›
Ayurveda means "the knowledge for long life" in Sanskrit. Because it combines science and philosophy / spirituality, the approach is holistic. Chopra insists that the universe is not a force that surrounds us. Not only is there a whole universe within our cellular body, but we are part of the universe, we are the universe. By accepting this fusion --more, embracing it-- chances are we will be able to face disease, fight it, and eventually destroy it. Such is the premise of Quantum Healing.
What fascinates me first as I read the pages of this book is the man of science patiently explaining the intricacies of our physical entrails, so to speak, and telling his readers how intelligent the body is. How when, say, the common cold starts doing its nasty little act, a whole cellular system gets into action, with millions and millions of microscopic little workers transmitting messages to each other, and doing everything in their power to kill the invader. In other words, Chopra states that our organism contains everything that it needs to heal itself.
Then why do we die of cancer? Of AIDS? Of a heart attack? Why do we need medicine?
Perhaps because we are disconnected. Perhaps because western medicine with all its specialization has become disconnected from itself.Read more ›
What I especially enjoyed was his description of the quantum intelligence within us.
He explains that our bodies cells naturally regenerate over time--time and time again. A traumatic event that he/she experiences at one point in time can be relived dozens of years later--and can be truly re-experienced emotionally as if the trauma has just again occurred. Chopra poses the question ' if the cells that were present during the actual traumatic event have since died and have been regenerated--where then is the being drawing the emotions from the past from?'...(I ask not to be quoted as I am not quoting Chopra word for word).
This idea stirred within me a great sense of awareness.
Our bodies truly are extensions of something much much greater than what our physical senses are able to reveal. If our eyes could sense radiation, our physical experiences and thus perceptions and thus realities would change...What then is our reality?
I was left feeling fully content and satisfied with knowing--we know nothing--not really anyway...
I am comfortable and even more excited about life--because I know for certain this physical life is simply just one form of that which we human beings call 'physical life.'
We are quantum beings having a dense physical experience...and our perceptions--or shall I say--what we choose to perceive alone dictate our realities.
What we focus upon--will ultimately define that which we define as reality....
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Pure New Age blah, blah, blah - which is not to say that the traditional religions offer much more than the same.Published 7 days ago by Mr. Merrimack
Got this book for a sick neighbor. I had previously read the book and loved it. Highly recommend .Published 1 month ago by Theresa Stone
I gave this a present and my friend said she loved it. I read this myself and I agree as well! I also bought the audiobook as well, beause I like Deepak Chopra's voice.Published 2 months ago by SoulFlower
I have a tattered copy of the original and am enjoying re-reading some of its parts along with the updating. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dr. Lynn Collins
As always, Deepak and Rudi are up-to-date on their information. I read the original when it was released in 1989 and Deepak was way ahead of everyone else - and he still is! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Denese Schmelzkopf
More mumbo jumbo from the master of nonsense. Following his discussion with Richard Dawkins we now know that Quantum Healing is only a metaphor - so nonsense in other words.Published 4 months ago by Michael
this was my fault because I did not read when the book was published. this is the original version from many years ago, and there is an updated version out, so I will look for... Read morePublished 4 months ago by carol c.