The Inner Pulse: Unlocking the Secret Code of Sickness and Health [NOOK Book]

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"I immensely enjoyed reading The Inner Pulse, which explores the connection between the body, mind, and soul in the healing process. I literally couldn't put this book down. Anyone reading this wonderful book, patient or caregiver, will be moved by the many examples of Dr. Siegel's impressive medical knowledge, but perhaps even more by his compassion, both of which shine through from the preface to the very last page. If you're worried that ...

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The Inner Pulse: Unlocking the Secret Code of Sickness and Health

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Overview

Advance Praise for The Inner Pulse

"I immensely enjoyed reading The Inner Pulse, which explores the connection between the body, mind, and soul in the healing process. I literally couldn't put this book down. Anyone reading this wonderful book, patient or caregiver, will be moved by the many examples of Dr. Siegel's impressive medical knowledge, but perhaps even more by his compassion, both of which shine through from the preface to the very last page. If you're worried that doctors are becoming technologists and losing the healing touch, this book will boost your spirits. Spellbinding!"
Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., author of Doctor of the Heart and Symptoms, Rossi Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

"Understanding that mind, body, and spirit are a unified entity is vital to our health and healing. When we help people experience love in their lives, the body gets the message and helps them to survive. The Inner Pulse contains many words of wisdom and the stories of many interesting experiences. The experience of disease is something doctors are not trained to understand; it is very different from a diagnosis. I give the author credit for becoming a healer who is willing to learn from his life and patients and not remain a mechanistic doctor."
Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Faith, Hope and Healing and 365 Prescriptions for the Soul

"A groundbreaking book from a great thinker and physician, The Inner Pulse is part poetry, part prose, part prescription—and all about heart-centered healing. This book will literally save lives."
Keith Ablow, M.D., New York Times bestselling coauthor of The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life

"What makes Marc Siegel a truly great doctor is his uncanny ability to understand what ails a patient above and beyond the specific diagnosis: the profound importance a person's own attitude has on health. If you go around thinking that the sky is falling, soon enough it will. If, on the other hand, as Dr. Siegel writes brilliantly in The Inner Pulse, you have a positive attitude about life and the future, you will fare far better than your gloomy counterpart. Rich in anecdotes and evidence, this terrifically well-written and important book is a road map to a walk on the sunny side of the street."
Geraldo Rivera, host of Geraldo at Large

"Dr. Marc Siegel has discovered a truly revolutionary approach to health and life by revealing the secrets of our inner pulse. Dr. Siegel is a highly respected and gifted physician whose great gift to the world may well be helping us find our inner pulse. If we really understood the pulse, it might unlock secrets to a healthier body, a more balanced temper, or a more contented marriage."
Former Governor Mike Huckabee, host of Huckabee

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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: 9781118028087
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 660,557
  • File size: 638 KB

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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