Healing from the Heart: A Leading Surgeon Combines Eastern and Western Traditions to Create the Medicine of the Future

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, celebrated heart surgeon and co-founder of the Complementary Care Center at New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, is spearheading the health-care revolution that is yielding powerful new healing tools that will forever change the way we think of medicine. In this ground-breaking book, he describes his pioneering work--combining cutting-edge Western medicine with such Eastern techniques as acupuncture and chi-gong, as well as such controversial therapies as hypnosis, music, massage, ...
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Healing from the Heart: How Unconventional Wisdom Unleashes the Power of Modern Medicine

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, celebrated heart surgeon and co-founder of the Complementary Care Center at New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, is spearheading the health-care revolution that is yielding powerful new healing tools that will forever change the way we think of medicine. In this ground-breaking book, he describes his pioneering work--combining cutting-edge Western medicine with such Eastern techniques as acupuncture and chi-gong, as well as such controversial therapies as hypnosis, music, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, and energy healing. The inspiring and affecting stories of his patients are the heart of this book--from the extraordinary discipline of Frank Torre, who used his professional sports training to "psych" himself into healing after heart transplant surgery, to the "impossible" recovery of blues great Johnny Copeland, who was roused from a seemingly impenetrable coma through the force of his own music. In recounting his patients' experiences, Dr. Oz forges a blueprint for the radical new medicine of the next millennium--drawing on the best from Eastern and Western therapies and empowering patients to become partners with doctors in promoting their own recovery.

"...cardiovascular surgeon describes his success combining high-tech Western medicine with complementary and Eastern techniques including acupuncture, reflexology, hypnosis... he empowers patients to be partners in their own recovery."

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  • ISBN-13: 9780452279551
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 638,580
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2001

    Outstanding Book

    I had to read this book for a science project. My first reaction was, 'This will be so boring', but then after the first chapter, I loved this book! My life-long ambition was to become a dancer, but after this book, I'm considering a cardiovasculor surgon as a career. Im sure you'll love this book too!

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