Deep Medicine: Harnessing the Source of Your Healing Power [NOOK Book]

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Every issue is a health issue; everything we think, feel, and do impacts our state of well-being in ways not yet fully understood by science. Without question, our ability to prevent disease, heal illness, overcome mental health issues, and maintain peak performance as we age is affected by our deepest inner beliefs and core values. Deep Medicine, copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), is a program created by Dr. William Stewart that is designed to help you develop a personal plan for finding ...

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Deep Medicine: Harnessing the Source of Your Healing Power

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Overview


Every issue is a health issue; everything we think, feel, and do impacts our state of well-being in ways not yet fully understood by science. Without question, our ability to prevent disease, heal illness, overcome mental health issues, and maintain peak performance as we age is affected by our deepest inner beliefs and core values. Deep Medicine, copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), is a program created by Dr. William Stewart that is designed to help you develop a personal plan for finding and using your own inner power to heal.

First, you'll learn how to take your vital signs by asking yourself four key questions of self-assessment: What am I thinking? What am I feeling? What am I doing about it? How is it working for me? Then, you'll discover methods for accessing your intuitive inner wisdom and living purposefully. The practice of deep medicine will reward you with a life of conscious awareness and set you on the path toward greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Deep Medicine offers a free-spirited approach to exploring your innate health-building potential.
-Mehmet Oz, MD, heart surgeon and coauthor of YOU: The Owner's Manual

When it comes to our health, our choices are often our destiny. In Deep Medicine, Dr. Stewart supports our choices with the skill of a surgeon and the wisdom of a healer.
-Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, professor and author of Kitchen Table Wisdom

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608824861
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 528,211
  • File size: 376 KB

Meet the Author


William B. Stewart, MD, is cofounder and medical director of the Institute for Health and Healing at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He has been voted by his peers as one of the best doctors in America for many years through the Best Doctors, Inc., organization. Dr. Stewart's work has been informed by medical volunteer work in India and more than thirty years of surgical practice. His personal experiences have contributed to a profound perspective on the cycles of life and the principles and practices of mindful living. For more information about Deep Medicine, Dr. Stewart, or the Institute for Health and Healing, visit myhealthandhealing.org.


Foreword writer Angeles Arrien, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist, educator, and consultant to many organizations and businesses. She lectures and conducts workshops worldwide on cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religion. Arrien is president of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research. Her books have been translated into nine languages, and she has received three honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of her work. Angeles Arrien lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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  • Posted December 2, 2009

    DEEP MEDICINE BY WILLIAM B. STEWART, M.D., The Barefoot Surgeon with the Naked Soul

    In his book, DEEP MEDICINE, William B. Stewart, MD, gives us one of the best books ever written on the art and practice of healing. With his nurturing presence and guidance, he has a literary bedside manner second to none.

    DEEP MEDICINE is a work of high integrity, born out of the author's devotion to healing in all its forms. Before becoming a cofounder of the Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco, he was a world-renowned eye surgeon. He traveled to third world countries, performing eye surgery in the most humble of places while barefoot. Flashlights, and a naked soul, were the only sources of light. DEEP MEDICINE is more than a book about East, West, North, and South medical practices. It dares to delve into that place beyond culture and tradition to unveil the essence of healing. This essence, according to Dr. Stewart, is in addressing the very component that Western medicine has most neglected. He is talking about nothing less than our spirituality and our souls.

    DEEP MEDICINE is written with extraordinary clarity and careful word-choice. Like a fine chef who chooses only the finest ingredients, Dr. Stewart has included the best choice of words and phrasings. The syntax sparkles. This book was written, edited, and published with uncommon care and deference to the reader. Among self-help books, it stands apart as being the most helpful and usable. We are carefully led along the best healing path. The same respect he gives his readers, I suspect, is the same respect he gives his patients. When Moses was in the presence of the burning bush, he removed his shoes, "for the ground beneath him was holy ground." In the same way, William Stewart removes his shoes for the poorest when he operates, for he understands that among the most vulnerable and needy, the ground beneath him is holy ground. As Dr. Stewart says so well: Health is "about human values as well as lab values." If we cannot value ourselves enough to address the needs of our spirits as well as our bodies, the picture is incomplete. He writes: "To be able to make choices and changes that are health creating and sustainable, you must understand and appreciate the influence that lifestyle choices have on your well-being and your capacity to heal." In all this, he acknowledges the challenge that each of us face when it comes to change: "Successful change . . . is about connecting to internal wisdom, trusting your inner voice, and responding to its messages. This is the only way true healing begins, through awakening your inner guiding wisdom."

    This is a historic moment. DEEP MEDICINE goes to that place in which only fools have dared to tread. It dares to delve deeper than mind and body to that place we call the soul. At last, medicine seeks to see more deeply than any X-ray or scanning device. DEEP MEDICINE, like deep living, unashamedly and forthrightly, is looking for that inner spark that gives life its life. Dr. William B. Stewart is a pioneer. He has taken healing out of the hands of the "chosen few" and restored it to the community of practitioners and family members. In community, healing most fully takes root and grows. DEEP MEDICINE is the work of a barefoot healer with a naked soul. And through such a soul, there is no greater light, there is no greater path to healing.

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  • Posted November 14, 2009

    Deep Medicine is logical and practical in its approach to self help.

    Dr. Stewart's Deep Medicine is a refreshing break from all the quick-fix rhetoric in self help books of the last decade. It's logical and practical in its approach to helping us help ourselves with no gimmicks. You provide the honesty; Deep Medicine will show you the healing path.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    Fantastic! Not to be missed!

    I always have a self-help book on my nightstand, but few are as complete and as beautifully written as "Deep Medicine." Dr. Stewart addresses mind, body and spirit without putting himself in the position of guru...which is so, so refreshing. I finished the book feeling particularly self-empowered and centered...ready to take on improving the whole of my wellness without that overwhelmed feeling I usually have after reading similar material. It isn't a quick fix - it's a healthy LIFE book. My mother and cousin loved it too!

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  • Posted October 14, 2009

    This is a great book and it is a must read for all those who are ready to take a deep dive into their personal jouney towards health and healing.

    What I love about this book is the practical steps that are provided that help you to assess where you are on your personal journey towards health and healing. The assessment tools are simple yet deep and can help you discover exactly where to start. The diagnosis and prescription for your health is your own, based on your knowlege of self but it is guided by the wisdom of this healer. The deep questions that are posed in the assessment help you to target exactly where to begin!

    I also love how he encourages small steps toward change to ensure that the changes that are made are sustainable. This book is an excellent tool and a great resource to use to help you both identify what you need and want, to promote health and healing and to chart a path to begin your life long journey! This book makes a great gift for those who want to begin developing a plan to live a healthier life. I highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2010

    Dr. Stewart's Deep Medicine was a delicious read.

    I enjoyed my time reading Deep Medicine and look forward to putting the pieces in place for my well-being. I appreciated the opportunities to connect to the world around me through the examples and parallels he drew. The personal "every day" stories that Dr. Stewart included and the self-inquiry at the end of each chapter, with its guided reflections, had me actively involved throughout the book. Deep Medicine gave me the confidence that I am capable of "the journey to balance and wholeness of health." Also, as a parent and teacher, I have gained valuable tools to pass on to my children and students. Thank you Dr. Stewart for sharing your wisdom in this valuable read.

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    Posted January 13, 2010

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