Mind over Medicine

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Two  weekends ago, I was very honored to be on a panel with Lissa Rankin, M.D., the author of the new bestseller Mind over Medicine. The two-hour panel discussion was held at Golden Bridge Yoga Center in Hollywood California.

It was organized by my friend Mastin Kipp and his website The Daily Love.

On the panel with me were Patricia Fitzgerld L.Ac., a Chinese medicine expert, Elisa Hallerman, addiction/recovery specialist, and Tommy Rosen, founder of Recovery 2.0, along with the author Lissa Rankin, M.D.

In Mind over Medicine, Lissa  reviews her own personal life as a physician. She worked in a traditional medical practice for many years. She was driven out of that because of the large number of  patients she had to see per day and a recognition that she could not give the patients what they were coming for.

She was then offered a job at an Integrative Medical Center in Northern California. This suited her much better as she was able to spend 45 minutes to an hour with each patient and really get to understand them. However she realized, for her, that she was not getting to the roots of the patients’ medical issues. She therefore began to read and study, and take a very close look at her own life.

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Left to right in the above photo are Lissa Rankin, M.D. Dr Soram, Patricia Fitzgerld, L.Ac., Elisa Hallerman, Tommy Rosen and Mastin Kipp

She came to realize that many of the things in her life were not “right” for her-not true to her heart. This led her to leave the practice of medicine as she was doing it, and she began to work with people on a much much deeper level.

She came to realize that we need to attend to our emotional health, as well as tapping into our own wisdom and finding our own voices inside ourselves.

We, as Integrative Physicians,  are now realizing that consciousness, mind, and spirit are an essential part of healing and in this book Lissa shows why.

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I feel that increasingly medicine will be going in this direction, specifically Energy Medicine, which can help us to heal our deepest emotions, which then allow our body to be healthy.

This book is packed with references from the traditional medical literature, documenting every step of the way what she is saying, about the need to heal our mind to hear our body. In her book, Lissa shows us our own internal healing powers and how we can use them to heal ourselves. She presents several cases of patients of hers who have had “spontaneous remissions” by using the techniques she shows in this book.

Lissa has withdrawn from the practice of medicine and does not see patients anymore. However she has created a huge training program, that is already oversubscribed, for medical doctors and other health practitioners to learn her techniques to integrate in their own practices.

I encourage all my patients and readers, to read and learn from this book. Also be sure to take a look at all the resources on her website HERE

I want to let my patients and my readers know that I too am (again) realizing the importance of healing the mind and emotions in order to heal the body. I’m studying this subject deeply. In the months ahead I look forward to sharing what I am learning with you.

About Dr. Soram Khalsa

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