Meditation As Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force

Meditation As Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force

Meditation As Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force

Proven effective by scientific research and presented here by Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa and Cameron Stauth, the practice of Medical Meditation revolutionizes the healing process. By balancing and regenerating the body’s ethereal and physical energies through simple meditations, Medical Meditation unites the mind, body, and spirit into a powerful triad.

Each Medical Meditation here has a specific physiological effect, targeting afflictions from arthritis to ulcers to cancer. Dr. Khalsa details the five unique attributes that endow this type of meditation with far more power than standard meditation. The combination of special postures and movements; exact positioning of the hands and fingers; particular mantras; specific breathing patterns; and a unique focus of concentration can change your entire biochemical profile, easing you into a calm, healing state. Practiced in conjunction with conventional or alternative medical treatments, cutting-edge Medical Meditation activates the healing force within you.Long-term meditators experience 80 percent less heart disease and 50 percent less cancer than nonmediators, according to a large body of studies. Meditation has been shown to improve sleep and reduce chronic pain. Not all meditation is equally effective, however. Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., has developed a form of advanced meditation he calls “Medical Meditation,” which “more fully addresses every element of our physical and ethereal makeup… a full-service approach.” Medical Meditation is an adaptation of kundalini yoga combined with meditation, using specific breathing patterns, posture and movements, mantras, and mental focus.

Different Medical Meditation focus on different physiological benefits for specific conditions, so once you’ve learned the basics, you can choose a specific Medical Meditation for high blood pressure, to improve digestion, or to strengthen the immune system or the heart, for example. Line drawings illustrate the postures, and Khalsa’s stories about his patients are inspiring and involving.

Meditation as Medicine is not a brisk read or a “read-today-do-tomorrow” guide, however. Be prepared to immerse your mind in a study of chakras, mantras, breathing exercises, movement exercises, poses, and meditations–and discipline yourself to practice Khalsa’s techniques patiently. Are the benefits worth all the work involved? Khalsa thinks so: “For the ill and injured, Medical Meditation is not a problem. It’s a solution.”

Khalsa is both a physician and a yogi. He is board certified in anesthesiology, pain management, and antiaging medicine, and president and medical director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Foundation. Cowriter Cameron Stauth, author of 12 books, was named Journalist of the Year by the National Health Foundation. –Joan Price

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  1. Sandra D. Peters "Seagull Books" said,

    Wrote on June 20, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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    MEDITATION – A TERRIFIC STRESS RELIEVER!, March 19, 2001
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    Sandra D. Peters “Seagull Books” (Prince Edward Island, Canada) –
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    Meditation is a great stress reliever and has had some valuable results in many cases in improving sleep patterns, aiding in pain management, reducing stress and heart problems, and lowering blood pressure. One of the key elements in the success of mediatation lies in studying the chakras, mantras, and breathing exercises and having the self-discipline to follow through on the meditations on a regular basis.

    This is an excellent book based on the concept of using meditation as a powerful healing agent which heals both mind and body. Like many other things in life, what you read only works if you put what you read to good use and have the dedication and commitment to stick with it. For anyone interested in meditation and healing, this is a first-rate book written by one of the most knowledgeable authors on the subject.

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  2. Jacqui Denomme said,

    Wrote on June 20, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

    22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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    Well worth the effort, August 10, 2006
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    Jacqui Denomme
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    This review is from: Meditation As Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force (Paperback)

    I first read this book about five years ago and found it a bit overwhelming – this time around I read it with a sense of anticipatory excitement. I didn’t know whether to read it all the way through, first, and then try some of the techniques, or try them as I went.

    There are some great reviews written about this book already. All I would like to add is this: I have made the effort to learn several of the techniques, and THEY WORK!

    I personally do not have an illness, aside from rather intense mood swings that leave me with feelings of panic and anxiety. The exercises for the fourth chakra (heart) have brought a much greater calm to my life. I would warn people to avoid doing some of the exercises designed to increase energy at night. I made this mistake and was unable to get to sleep! It is best, like the author says, to do them as soon after you awaken as possible. I would also like to note that these exercises do require EFFORT! After some of them, I feel like I have done a hard physical work-out. If you have a yoga or meditation background already, you will be somewhat prepared. You will also have to take some time to really master these exercises. On the plus side, many of them take only 3-11 minutes to perform, so you have much gain for a little pain!!! What I chose to do was learn the ones that looked the easiest first. Experiencing the clear head, peaceful calm, yet alert energy has given me the encouragement to keep trying the other techniques. Some of the techniques I found made be positively euphoric. There is a reason why Yogis always have a smile on their faces! I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to put effort into their own well-being, who likes the idea of “natural high” as opposed to drug-induced mood-altering. Peace, alertness, energy and no ugly side-effects.

    I’ve no doubt that those who use these techniques for serious medical problems will experience at least some relief if not eventual cure. I’ve no doubt that if I continue to practice these techniques I might prevent some future illness in my own self.

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  3. K. Murray-Purcell said,

    Wrote on June 20, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

    24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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    Chock full of information, October 31, 2001
    By 
    K. Murray-Purcell (Orlando, FL) –
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    This is the most informative book I have read all year! Dr. Khalsa gives lots of background studies to back up the use of meditation for healing. Having Dr. Khalsa from the medical profession make a statement that maybe medicating clients isn’t always healing, indicates that there is a turn; a turn inward. In these times of turmoil, this book is a godsend. There are distinct instructions for implementing the meditations for the various chakras. If you can do just one of these meditations, you will find a plethora of benefits in the long run. Use this book to tap into the strongest pharmacy on earth: your mind!

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