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Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind Body Medicine

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Here is an extraordinary new approach to healing by an extraordinary physician-writer -- a book filled with the mystery, wonder, and hope of people who have experienced seemingly miraculous recoveries from cancer and other serious illnesses.

Dr. Deepak Chopra, a respected New England endocrinologist, began his search for answers when he saw patients in his own practice who
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ebook, 272 pages
Published November 18th 2009 by Bantam (first published 1989)
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Eoin Flynn
Aug 30, 2014 Eoin Flynn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Updated review in response to comments. See comments section for original discourse.

Original Review
This only gets 1 star because zero isn't allowed.

I can only assume that this has over 4 stars on average because the typical person who seeks this book out is already prone to believing the nonsense within.

I am a scientist, with a PhD in Materials Science and plenty of quantum mechanics in my background (though obviously, I don't know it anywhere near as well as a dedicated physicist in the area w
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Marie-Jo Fortis
Jan 24, 2012 Marie-Jo Fortis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Deepak Chopra is an endocrinologist who starts doubting the supremacy of the western approach to medicine. That doesn’t mean he denies his training altogether. But he cannot forget his Indian roots, either. In fact, when he finds out that mind and body are able to cure a person if they work together, or kill her if they work against each other, he returns to the traditional Indian medical approach that they call Ayurveda.

Ayurveda means “the knowledge for long life” in Sanskrit. Because it com
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John
Jul 05, 2012 John rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Parsimony
Placebo Effect

Too painful for me to explain here. If you believe in this stuff do so after you look up the two terms
Brandon
Jul 17, 2014 Brandon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What a fucking quack.
Michael Poeltl
Dec 29, 2011 Michael Poeltl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A super book that explains the science behind the seemingly magical ability to heal yourself with your mind, your thoughts and feelings. Truly insprirational reading. If you're into science, spirituality, or both, you will very much enjoy this book. If you're struggling with a desease, this line of thought is definately worth a try. Lots of case studies inclulded.
Maarten Koller
Nov 04, 2012 Maarten Koller rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Whoa! There is so much bullshit in here! Don't know where to start. If you think you have learned something from this book, write one or two things down and ask a local expert about the subject. Then tell him what you 'learned' in this book about it, prepare to be laughed at!
Lydia
Aug 07, 2010 Lydia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book blew my mind like 10,000 times!
Elizabeth Carson
Sep 03, 2014 Elizabeth Carson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Deepak Chopra’s book, long in the tooth now as a passing fad – is interesting for me in what it says about human psychology, especially Americans. And that is, a desperate need to animate their spiritual selves now vacated in a high tech, capitalistic world that increasingly dominates them. Chopra fills that need with a New Age mix of Eastern mysticism, pseudo-science, junk science, and outright snake oil. He uses enough (far too much) science jargon to make those who live in our “science enviro ...more
Elizabeth Clark
no practical explanations for his method and no documentation of his sources
Kirtida Gautam
Deepak Chopra's books are interesting. Some of the points he makes stays with the reader.
Kathy Worrell  ツ
I abandoned this book after about 100 pages, it's just too technical.
Stephanie Macdonald
This was a great book. It really is fascinating how our bodies naturally rejuvenate and heal. We have a new liver every 6 weeks; how neat is that! Our minds are such powerful tools and I believe influence our bodies... there is a disconnection and connection between the two and the way we think about things, like illness, the more we will see it in our lives. It's like the person who wakes up in the morning and stubs their toe, then spills their morning coffee, and the person starts focusing on ...more
Amy
Apr 12, 2009 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll preface this review by telling you that I have a bone spur on my left heel, and related plantar fasciitis, and I've had pain when walking/running for the better part of this last year. I have tried stretching, and some very expensive prescription orthotic inserts. I have been very frustrated with how slow the healing process has been. My husband loaned me this book as a possible alternative solution.

Deepak Chopra may be commonly known as more of a "woo woo" spiritual author, but he is also
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Srividhya R
May 09, 2013 Srividhya R rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Patients
n this book, Deepak Chopra narrates about the killer disease "Cancer/Tumor" and how it affects the people's perception about the world once they are caught by this deadly disease. He aims at shifting the mind of the reader, so they can believe that any chronic illness in their body can be healed. Completely, without traces.

He narrates about the peculiar cases, where some patients had banished this deadly disease from their body miraculously. He initiates this powerful belief in the reader's mind
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Anum
Jul 22, 2015 Anum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book 5 stars because of my curiosity to explore "Quantum Physics" and its relationship with human body. Deepak Chopra is a good writer but unfortunately he fails to convey his message to his audience. I think this book would have been well understood if 'Quantum Theory' had practical grounds. The mystery attached to neuropeptides remains shrouded. A deep research put forwarding consolidated facts and proofs is required. Otherwise, its pure hypothesis.
Jess Holdstock
Mar 28, 2014 Jess Holdstock rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inspirational, mind expanding and really interesting look at the boundary between the body and the mind. For anyone who has experienced the limitations of modern medicine, this is a great exploration of what where medicine finishes and the power of spirituality and the quantum universe picks up.
Karen
Sep 14, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
pg.265
"The vital issue is not how to win the war but how to keep peace in the first place."
(This is written in the context of the immune system, but equally applicable out-of-context.)
Kj
May 19, 2015 Kj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Ive never been disappointed with a book by Deepak Chopra and the worst thing I can say about this one is that it's way too short.
Chloé Meyer
May 30, 2017 Chloé Meyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first experience reading a book of Deepak Chopra's and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I appreciate that Chopra has a medical background in endocrinology as well as Ayruveda. It made for a very interesting interplay between Eastern and Western approaches to medicine and attempting to find a balance between the two. What I liked most was that there was never an attempt to discredit one field of medicine, but rather a focus on using both as a means of rounding each other out. Th ...more
Mrls Cb
Jun 17, 2017 Mrls Cb rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No soy partidario de los libros de autoayuda, y soy contrario a las llamadas medicinas alternativas. Sin embargo, todos tenemos un pasado.
Carol
Jan 09, 2017 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you are correct. Quantum healing, a book about the power of the mind and the ability it has to heal. At many points I found the book boring and repetitive, thus the length of time it took me to finish the final two chapters. The book was written in 1989 and many of the examples, in my opinion, were dated; though each chapter did include an update entitled "expanding the topic" to update the research and information. It takes reading to the second to ...more
Fabián Cuéllar
La palabra "Cuántica" es utilizada aquí de manera arbitraria. Se usa para identificar un mecanismo que no está completamente comprendido y que no es particularmente abordable por la lógica diaria o el sentido común. En lugar de "Curación Cuántica" este libro debería titularse por ejemplo "Medicina Mente-Cuerpo".

El hecho de que mientras una quasi-partícula se desplaza en el espacio, la probabilidad de encontrarla en diferentes sitios al mismo tiempo es no-zero, se malinterpreta comunmente por 'ub
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Joyce
Nov 30, 2015 Joyce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating. As the title implies, Dr. Chopra explores the frontiers of the mind/body with the knowledge and limitations of today's medical world and the world of physics, as well as the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda. He explores what is known and not known of people who have spontaneously healed from their terminal ailments. He does this with simplicity, clarity and sincerity. If I wasn't convinced of the many benefits of meditation, I am now.

Dr. Chopra states that much of his time is spent ta
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Casey
Jan 04, 2016 Casey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peace is the norm which we tend to forget. Stress, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, the disease of 'being in a hurry' ..#modernman #arcadefire--our hectic lives has accustomed us to turmoil.we are thoroughly indoctrinated by the idea of a certain degree of internal conflict being normal. We don't need any new medical technique- we need to let our bodies do what they want to do, which is get well. Meditate, eat right, rest-- there are no rewards from our jobs that could possibly outweigh the ...more
Donna
Every now and then, I have an attack of optimism that convinces me that now, at long last, I'll have time to spend an hour or so every day improving my Spanish skills. The reality is, that'll happen when I retire from my day job--at which point I'll no longer need to have conversations with Spanish-speaking families.

But lack of time is not really what bogged me down in reading Quantum Healing. It was the repetition of the same idea, over and over again--basically, a rather new-age version of "mi
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Jessica
Oct 07, 2008 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: spiritually aware people, especially physicians
Overall, I enjoyed this book. I do wish he would have referenced his assertions so that more research could be done by the reader, however. I also found that some of the assertions were loosely strung together and were not the easiest to follow. I do appreciate any effort to break through into the mystery of this realm of "quantum healing" and appreciate the opportunity to read more about Dr. Chopra's beliefs about it. The one failing of the viewpoint that Doctor Chopra takes in this book, in my ...more
Kevin Robinson
Jul 02, 2015 Kevin Robinson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though I can't swear by the "science" on this subject, I can state that Deepak Chopra explains his take on the mind/body medical relationship very simply and clearly. I find it difficult to accept any of the "experts" in this field as having guessed any better than their peers, but authors like Chopra and Dr. Lewis Mel-Madrona are definitely easier for we novices to understand. The anecdotal stories by both authors make the books (Any of Mel-Madrona's "Coyote" books!) wonderfully worthwhile and ...more
Wilma Reiber
Aug 07, 2012 Wilma Reiber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So many examples from scientific and other experiments in this book show that there is much more to life than the physical body. Our belief (whatever that is and wherever it is located) affects our physical body.
Today, after so many books have been written and so many discoveries have been made, Quantum Healing appears very basic and 'old news'. But it is still fascinating to read about the grown elephant who is tied up with a flimsy rope. Because he had learned as a young elephant that the rop
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Lisa
Nov 11, 2009 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is totally mind expanding.  It goes into the quantum physics of healing.  Ultimately Deepak means that the more bliss we are able to experience on a daily basis, the more we increase our health and our chances for doing "the quantum leap" ie going from being ill into complete health.  It is the most inspirational and motivational book on why it is so important for us all to meditate on a regular basis.  Fascinating read.
Stardust
Jan 17, 2009 Stardust rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everybody needs to learn about Quantum Physics. It should be taught in high school along with chemistry and biology. Deepak Chopra is a wonderful teacher of our times. In simple language he explains how scientifically we are all One. He brings proves personal power with physical facts. Although his works would fall into the woo woo shelf, he would be the most down to earth author on the shelf.
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Deepak Chopra, MD serves as the Founder and Chairman of The Chopra Foundation, and Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of eighty books books with twenty-two New York Times best sellers in both
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