Dr Bernie Siegal, distinguished surgeon, shows how apparently terminal patients take control of their illness. They can change, elevate and many times actually prolong their lives beyond scientific and medical expectation. By reaching out to others they can reduce stress and release the body’s healing mechanisms. Love, Medicine and Miracles is a wonderful book of self help, in which the surgeon writes about how the patient-doctor chemistry can actually change the thinking pattern of patients suffering from cancers. This subsequently acts as a major healing factor, and the patients can lead a kind of happy life till their actual deaths. The surgeon goes on to describe how doctors can give new hope to those who had apparently lost the will to live, by changing their attitude to their patients. Through the healing power of love, patients learn that hope, joy and a positive state of mind work miracles.
In a series of real life experiences we rediscover ourselves, and by the time we finish the book we are completely into the will of living. I have read this book a couple of times and, each time, I discovered it in a new way. This is especially relevant today, since medicine has become so commercialised. So much so, that it is in ways contributing to society's palpable degradation. The trust between doctors and patients has been reduced to a condemnable level. I am not being judgmental here, but it's sad how things have changed in this field over the years. The bookrecounts examples of restored faith, integrity, and an atunement of givers and receivers. I am overwhelmed with the kind of work that Dr Bernie Siegal has been doing. Kudos to this man who has redefined humanity, and kudos to his cause.
Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day--patients who have the courage to love, those who have the courage to work with their doctors, to participate in and influence their own recovery. I would recommend this book to all, especially to disillusioned souls and to those who have lost faith in the healthcare industry.
Medicine is not only a science, but also the art of letting our own individuality interact with the individuality of the patient. It's factually accurate.
Dr Bernie Siegal
"Run, don't walk, to the nearest bookstore and get this amazing book that explains how you can 'think' yourself sick or well...Every family should have a copy. It can be a lifesaver."