Mind-Body Medicine

Posted February 19, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Herbs & Medicine


Mind-body medicine motivational writer/speaker Deepak Chopra, M.D., continues to transform health awareness through Ayurvedic medicine, mindfulness, yoga, and spirituality. Chopra advocates self-awareness and meditation as primary factors influencing both health and illness through the mind-body interconnection. “Health is more than the absence of disease; it is a dynamic state of balance and integration of body, mind and spirit,” writes Chopra.

His healing approach combining western medicine with Eastern natural healing traditions has changed the worldview of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Through mind-body-spirit events, workshops, programs, and seminars worldwide, Chopra provides a new paradigm for human potential/empowerment, longevity, personal balance, spiritual enlightenment, and modern health care tailored to individuals at critical physical, emotional and spiritual stages of their lives.

Based on the ancient Ayurvedic belief that the body is created out of consciousness, Chopra focuses on consciousness as the place where healing must begin. Consciousness is also the basis for forming reality. “Intuition, insight, imagination, intention, inspiration, creativity—these are the raw materials of consciousness. With them, we can mold our personal reality and through critical mass shape our collective reality, as well.”

The human being and its wellness are based on a Hindu pantheism (everything that exists is ultimately a unity), according to Chopra. Related to this fundamental worldview, Chopra teaches the belief that human possibility is limitless (divinity existing in the universe also exists within the individual) and interconnects with coincidence. “When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities.”

“The living body is the best pharmacy ever devised. It produces diuretics, painkillers, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and antibiotics. It applies the right dosages with minimal or no side effects, and the directions are inbuilt,” writes Chopra. For more information on mind-body medicine contact Dr. Richard Browne at (305) 595-9500.

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