Inner Pulse: Unlocking the Secret Code of Sickness and Health

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Understanding the secret code of illness and health

Many doctors overlook the seemingly inexplicable tragedies and recoveries that happen in hospitals every day, opting to view them simply as aberrations from the medical norm. In this book, Dr. Marc Siegel draws from his decades of experience treating patients and explores the sometimes miraculous effects that the spirit and emotion can have on disease and healing. The inner pulse is the essence that links the soul to the mind ...

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Overview

Understanding the secret code of illness and health

Many doctors overlook the seemingly inexplicable tragedies and recoveries that happen in hospitals every day, opting to view them simply as aberrations from the medical norm. In this book, Dr. Marc Siegel draws from his decades of experience treating patients and explores the sometimes miraculous effects that the spirit and emotion can have on disease and healing. The inner pulse is the essence that links the soul to the mind and body, the marker that predicts whether a person's life force is fading or strengthening. This book shows you how to tap into your inner pulse and even how to influence it.

  • Explores how your inner pulse can alert you to what is going on in your body
  • Offers a new perspective on the positive and negative effects of the mind on illness and healing
  • Includes dramatic case stories of Dr. Siegel's work with his own patients-those who have healed and those who have not

Exploring the uncanny world where expectation and outcome are driven by a patient's personal intuition, this book will give you a deeper understanding of how the mind relates to disease and how the mind and the body working in sync can help heal.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Siegel (False Alarm: The Truth About the Epidemic of Fear), a professor of medicine at NYU, writes about an ineffable but perceptible (though not measurable) "essential life force." This pulse acts as the "fulcrum of a person's life force...where the physical and the spiritual combine." Taking incidents from his life both personal and profession, Siegel relays how he learned to listen for and accept guidance from the pulse. He gives examples of how the force can be strengthened and focused, citing extraordinary rescues and feats and the exploits of Houdini and other magicians, arguing that tapping into it can bring an awareness of "the direction your health is heading." The doctor relates how he has been guided to perform diagnostic tests that have detected early cancers and other illnesses. Over the course of the book Siegel defines his concept in many often-metaphoric ways, alternatively referring to it as "the power that holds the body and the soul together"; "the strongest power in the body"; a person's "drive to live" or "survive"; the efficacy of "positive emotion and spirit" or "thinking" on a person's health; "magic," and other concepts, effectively circling an inherently vague spiritual concern ("how much we all still don't know") chapter upon chapter. Regardless, his contribution is an intriguing approach to the mind/body conundrum. (Apr.)
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* Siegel (False Alarm: The Truth About the Epidemic of Fear), a professor of medicine at NYU, writes about an ineffable but perceptible (though not measurable) "essential life force." This pulse acts as the "fulcrum of a person's life force...where the physical and the spiritual combine." Taking incidents from his life both personal and profession, Siegel relays how he learned to listen for and accept guidance from the pulse. He gives examples of how the force can be strengthened and focused, citing extraordinary rescues and feats and the exploits of Houdini and other magicians, arguing that tapping into it can bring an awareness of "the direction your health is heading." The doctor relates how he has been guided to perform diagnostic tests that have detected early cancers and other illnesses. Over the course of the book Siegel defines his concept in many often-metaphoric ways, alternatively referring to it as "the power that holds the body and the soul together"; "the strongest power in the body"; a person's "drive to live" or "survive"; the efficacy of "positive emotion and spirit" or "thinking" on a person's health; "magic," and other concepts, effectively circling an inherently vague spiritual concern ("how much we all still don't know") chapter upon chapter. Regardless, his contribution is an intriguing approach to the mind/body conundrum. (Apr.) (PublishersWeekly.com, May 16, 2011)

Named to the New York Post Required reading list—May 8, 2011

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470260395
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 227,596
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc Siegel, M.D., is a practicing internist, professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, and Medical Director of Doctor Radio at NYU and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He is a Senior Medical Correspondent for Fox News. Dr. Siegel is a weekly columnist for the Los Angeles Times Health section, a member of the board of contributors at USA Today, a columnist and blogger for foxnews.com and Forbes, and a frequent contributor to the New York Post, Slate, and other publications. He is the author of several other books, including False Alarm.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part One: Knowing Your Inner Pulse.

1 Surgeons of the Mind.

2 The Pulse of Recovery.

3 One Patient, Many Pulses.

4 Inner Pulse Rising.

5 Radar to Die.

Part Two: The Healing Pulse.

6 Dancing in the Dark.

7 Infection of Body, Infection of Spirit.

8 Never Say Die.

9 Radar to Live.

10 The Black Swan.

11 The Truth about Psychic Healing.

Part Three: The Pulse of Power.

12 The Strongest Inner Pulse.

13 Who Dies? Who Lives?

14 Considering the Alternative.

15 Miracles and the Inner Pulse.

Afterword: All in Good Time.

Bibliography.

Recommended Reading.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Wonderful!

    I am an RN with over 40 years experience, in the ER. ICU and more recently in home care. There have been two recent patients of mine that by rights should NOT be alive. However they are, and I have actually discharge one, who continues to do well. I have been investigating the 'whys' of patients like these, and this book added to my study and inspiration. I think even non-medical people would be intrigued by the stories and by this doc. I would love to work with an MD such as Dr. Seigel, who keeps an open mind when dealing with his patients. Such docs are few and far between, unfortunately in this day of rush-rush diagnoses and treatment, with profit often as a motivation.

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    Expensive

    Too expensive. Lower the price its an ebook!

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