December 12, 2016
Quantum Healing – Exploring The Frontiers Of Mind-Body Medicine by Deepak Chopra, M.D. is fascinating foray into the fusion of the mind and the body in respect to the healing possibilities to be had.
Chopra sifts through some studies, as well as uses examples known to him to showcase that the power of the mind is vital in healing. In fact, in some cases it could be said to be the main driver in someone’s ability to heal.
Although this particular book was published over two decades ago, the information still holds as true now as it did back then. Serendipitously, more and more studies have come about showing the inherent link between the mind and body and how that can play a crucial role in the art of healing.
Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. While the author doesn’t discuss this, it has been discussed elsewhere however. Individuals that allow their thoughts to err into more detrimental states can set themselves up for failure at the outset. Or sometimes, doctors will tell people that “they can’t be cured” as happens to so many, and people run with those beliefs [and they are beliefs, because this has been proven wrong a lot more than people realize, and am a living example of this myself] all the way beyond the cliff’s edge. But don’t take my word for it. Do your own research.
One of my favorite parts of the book, although not explored at length, was delving into the power of meditation. As some of you may know, meditation has outstanding healing powers, and it has helped me in conquering disease. It wasn’t used by itself however, but it was an integral component in my healing repertoire and will always will be part of my life. Let’s digress, though.
In its totality, the book was good, but not great. If you’ve researched this subject the book won’t have a lot that you probably won’t know, or have already come to the conclusion too yourself. If you haven’t however, this book features information that should be pondered deeply by society, for its implications spawn at warp speed and its ramifications are deep in scope.
As a side note, a new revised and updated version is available. Although haven’t read it myself, it might be a decent jump-off point for individuals seeking additional information.
Regardless, please keep in mind, the thoughts we ultimately fill our minds with ultimately may grow into healing, or disease if we are not careful.