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Miracles are happening to exceptional patients every day-patients who have the courage to wok with their doctors to participate in and influence their own recovery. A wonderful book that every patient and skeptic physician should read If we follow Bernie Siegel's advice, we may all stay younger and healthier for many more years. In these pages is found a precious secret, tMiracles are happening to exceptional patients every day-patients who have the courage to wok with their doctors to participate in and influence their own recovery. A wonderful book that every patient and skeptic physician should read If we follow Bernie Siegel's advice, we may all stay younger and healthier for many more years. In these pages is found a precious secret, that of health and well-being. I thank God for bernie and his book and know that it is and will be a blessing to all humanity. Love, Medicine and Miracles deserves to be on the same shelf with Norman Cousin's Anatomy of an Illness. Bernie Siegel, M.D., practices surgery in New Haven and teaches at Yale University. In 1978, Siegal started ECaP (Exceptional Cancer Patients), a specialized form of individual and group therapy based on "carefrontation," a loving, safe, therapeutic confrontation that facilitates personal change and healing. This experience led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her own healing potential. In 1988, he bacame president of the American Holistic Medical Association....

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Love, Medicine and Miracles Reviews

  • Chelsea
    2019-05-11 02:48

    This book changed my life...forever, when I read it in 1992, when diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).I heard words like "no cure for MS", "nothing you can do", and so on. I was only 29 years old and I decided not to believe any of the words, no matter what research showed, what well-meaning friends said, etc., etc. (lots of etc.'s) after reading this book. The book did not tell me not to face the reality of the illness but to face it in a different way. And I have.The first symptoms of MS started when I was 24 years old and now, in 2011, I have had the illness exactly one half of my life (you can do the math). :-) I have been told by more than one doctor comments such as "you shouldn't be walking" (but I am )and "you should be in a nursing home" (but I am not). I live independently, have lots of goals for my life, and try to live my life one day at the time within the limits of the illness (yes, there are limits especially since I am getting older too). :-)The illness affects every patient differently so just because they are not like me, doesn't mean that they have not done something right for themselves, or that I am doing everything right for myself. I have read many books in the field of psychoneuroimmunology (or mind-body connection to health) since then. Using Love, Medicine and Miracles I started my road in life owning my decisions, good or bad, negative or positive, and not letting outside circumstances alone own my life.

  • Pamela
    2019-05-06 08:05

    This is written twenty years ago and still the medical profession lags way behind Bernie. He describes the inception of his Cancer self-help group ECaP. He introduces the "exceptional patient" who refuse to accept defeat and teach that mind can dramatically affect the body. Just the descriptions of patients who are supposed to die and don't is worth the read. But not all patients experience "self-induced healing" yet the goal for one and all is health and unconditional love of self. Bernie states "If you are suffering from some life-threatening disease, the change I'm talking about may save your life or prolong it well past medical expectations....If you have a minor disorder, or if you're not sick but now really enjoying life, the principles I've learned from exceptional patients can bring you joy and help you avoid illness in the future."

  • Lori
    2019-05-14 01:52

    A thoughtful friend gave this book to me when she knew of sorrow in my life, dealing with my Mom's breast cancer. When I first started to read it I thought that everyone with a career in health care should read this to help them deal with patients. It's written by a cancer surgeon who has recorded lessons he learned over the years of dealing with 'exceptional' patients. And as I read more I realized that really EVERYONE should read this - it's about SO much more than cancer. It's full of life lessons for everyone. It did take me a little while to read it since it's so full of medical experiences and studies - sometimes it reads like a textbook. But it took me a while mostly because there were SO many amazing thoughts that I eventually had to type them all up. (Yes, I typed up 3 pages of my favorite thoughts from the book - at first to give to my Mom - but really it's for me too, and anyone/everyone.) It's truly amazing how we can heal ourselves of any trouble, not just physical diseases, with love - putting our mind at peace can allow the body to heal itself. So before I write an essay, I'll leave you with one of my favorite thoughts from page 225."God has given us free will to make love and life meaningful. This creates a critical risk because we now have the ability to destroy our universe if we choose not to love. We have an infinite number of choices ahead, but a finite number of endings. They are destruction and death or love and healing. If we choose the path of love we save ourselves. Let us choose love and life."

  • Stephen Gallup
    2019-05-01 07:45

    This was the first Bernie Siegel book I read, and it motivated me to read two more (Peace, Love and Healing and How to Live Between Office Visits), plus acquiring some of his tapes (guided meditations, etc.) and going to a couple of his lectures. In short, it struck a chord with me.This was in the early 90s, when New Age thought was on the upswing and also when my family was being hammered with the double-whammy of childhood disability and metastatic breast cancer. Mainstream medicine had failed to adequately address either crisis. My wife and I completely agreed with Bernie’s message that doctors are wrong to ignore evidence of healing when it comes via unconventional means. His ideas of using visual imagery to combat disease and to reprioritize one’s life sounded very common-sensical.Having said that, I must add that our child’s disability was not improved via these means, and my wife’s cancer continued to spread unchecked. I’ve corresponded with Dr. Siegel in the past and believe him to be the genuine article. As another doctor told me once, “Anything that gives you hope has merit.” However, aside from the feel-good factor (which is significant), it had no effect in our situation.

  • Sherri
    2019-05-03 00:43

    Love, Medicine, and Miracles by Dr. Bernie Siegel, a surgical oncologist, was ahead of its time in regards to the role of mind-body connections in medicine. This book explores these connections highlighting information from studies, Dr. Siegel’s own life experience, and the lives of various patients. Through this work he defines health, disease, illness, life, love, death, and the physician’s role. Dr. Siegel reminds us that all of these things are influenced by coping strategies, environment, and relationships. He emphasizes the role of relaxation, meditation, and visualization. While there are many topics covered in this work, the points are fundamental to palliative care and humanism in medicine.

  • Lisa Shultz
    2019-04-25 05:55

    This book was lovingly written by a physician who was willing to look at miracles and exceptional patients who often beat the odds of cancer or at least had a higher quality of life for the rest of their time here. The book is filled with compassion and wonderful stories to inspire the reader and give hope and courage to anyone facing their own health challenge. I found it a very worthy read and will recommend to others for years to come!

  • booklady
    2019-04-30 00:42

    I listened to this a long, long time ago and found it to be comforting. I got my copy of this book-on-tape from among my deceased uncle's effects. He was a psychiatrist and I selected many of his books and books-on-tapes to remember him by. The author, Dr. Siegel, cited many instances of inexplicable medical cures which he credited to the patient's faith, prayers and/or divine intervention, i.e., miracles. This book was both a source of comfort and encouragement to me during a time of my life when my own faith life was 'wobbly' in the wake of a number of deaths in my immediate family.

  • دينا
    2019-05-15 02:39

    يتحدث الكتاب عن حالات عديده لمرضى اصيبوا بالسرطان وشفوا منه ليس بقوة علاج كيميائي بل بقوة حب الحياه وارادة العيش والاصرار ..وكيف ان الجانب النفسي يلعب دورا كبيرا في اختفاء او عودة المرضقد يبدو الامر للبعض سحريا او مجرد كلام لكني شخصيا مؤمنه به وبقدرة الانسان ان يشفي نفسه وبحقيقة ان اغلب الامراض منشأها نفسي والجسد هو ردة الفعل حين تفقد النفس القدره على التعبيراحببت بشده كلام الكاتب الصريح حول الطب وعلاقة المريض بطبيبه ..

  • Hessah Alhashash
    2019-05-12 02:46

    اتمنى من الكل ان يقرأ هذا الكتاب .. تجارب رائعة و ملاحظات عميقة تغيير بالتأكيد تفكيرك ..هذا الكتاب الوحيد الى الان الذي تمنيت لو اني قرأته من فترة

  • Janet Ollman Blackmer
    2019-05-14 07:43

    As a healer, myself, I have known "Bernie" for years and read much of what he has written. Surprisingly, this has escaped me until recently. It's a definite "must-read" if you are in a position to wonder if your medical team is acting in your best interests, as I was. I was facing a cancer diagnosis and at a crossroads; do I do it "their" way or "my" way, or is there some way in-between? How can I let "them" know that I expect more from them than just a number and a knife? This book also helped me remember why I'm a healer and how the type of healing I do makes my patients feel cared-for in a special kind of way.Bernie explains it well; it's not about the numbers - sometimes we even need to be OK with death. It's about the way we live and interact with each other. It's about faith in our body's ability to do what's right for us. It's about faith in ourselves.It's a good book. I plan to read it again when I'm not under pressure.

  • Anne
    2019-05-04 03:37

    Love, Medicine and Miracles deals with the lessons a surgeon learned about self healing from his exceptional patients. Siegel introduces the "exceptional patient" who refuse to accept defeat and teach that mind can dramatically affect the body. Siegal notes..."Spirituality means the ability to find peace and happiness in an imperfect world, and to feel that one's own personality is imperfect but acceptable. From this peaceful state of mind come both creativity and the ability to love unselfishly, which go hand in hand. Acceptance, faith, forgiveness, peace, and love are the traits that define spirituality for me. These characteristics always appear in those who achieve unexpected healing of serious illness."

  • Rivka Levy
    2019-05-21 07:47

    This is one of the best God-based holistic health books I've ever read.Parts were laugh-out-loud funny, and the book was written in a humourous 'real' style that really endeared the author, and his view point, to me.But more than that was the fact that the text was liberally sprinkled with easy to read scientific studies proving that our emotions, and particularly our repressed negative emotions like anger and despair, are the main cause of most serious illnesses.It's also unusual to find a book where God is mentioned so often, an on such familiar terms, which I also loved.Highly recommended. I know it's 30 year's old already, but the best books have a timeless message, and 'Love, Medicine and Miracles' is definitely worthy of joining those ranks.

  • Vicki
    2019-04-26 05:59

    When you have a diagnosis of incurable cancer the impression you get from the medical profession is that there is no hope. I was given no clue that there was any way but down, and I was certainly not told that there was so much that I can do to influence my prognosis. Siegel is right when he says that if you have a heart attack or a stroke patients are given advice about exercise and diet that can really effect their quality and length of life. In my experience at least, with cancer this is not the case.INSPIRATIONAL, though to us Brits it might seem a bit too New Age and hippy. Totally recommend.

  • Shannon
    2019-05-21 07:02

    Wow, I picked up this book from the used bookstore on a whim to help me on my ever-challenging quest to pick a career is awesome! Everyone should read this book--seriously. It is written by a surgeon (in the 1980's) and his experiences with exceptional cancer patients--people who recover despite dire prognosis. He covers a wide range of mind-body research and theory...he talks about synergy, love, and all of that sappy feel-good stuff, and makes a credible case for all of it. If you pick up this book, I can almost promise you'll be hooked.

  • Aubree Deimler
    2019-05-09 02:55

    I enjoyed Dr. Siegel's story telling and observations as to what makes an exceptional patient. I love how his main methods of healing are helping others to find love and peace with themselves. I appreciate his methods of using drawings to depict disease as a medium into the subconscious. Very intrigued by the last chapter: Love & Death and do believe in synchronicity and its spiritual connotations :-)

  • Abeer
    2019-05-03 01:47

    ليست هناك صعوبة لا يقهرها الحبُّ الكافيولا مرض لا يشفيه الحبُّ الكافيولا باب لا يفتحه الحبُّ الكافي ولا خليج لا يعبره الحبُّ الكافيولا جدار لا يخرقه الحبُّ الكافي ولا خطيئة لا يمسحها الحبُّ الكافيلا فرق عميقاً مهما تكن المشكلة راسخةومهما بدا المستقبل قاتماً بلا أمل… ومهما كانت العقدة متشابكة… ومهما بلغت ضخامة الخطيئة… فإن الحبَّ الكافي سوف يقضي عليها جميعاً ولو أنك استطعت فقط أن تحب الحب الكافي لأصبحت أسعد وأقوى كائن في العالم ..

  • Kelly
    2019-04-29 08:43

    I know this is a classic and most people love it. I'm sorry I cannot get past the poor writing and the author's style. I did gain a few nuggets of truth from the book, but mostly I struggle with the patient blame/credit model of thinking. I agree to a small extent but I think there's a whole lot of luck in the process of surviving or not. I found the book rather tedious, honestly.

  • Jerilyn Schweitzer
    2019-04-25 05:35

    Seemed like a whole lot of hooey to me. At least the parts about patients curing themselves of cancer.

  • Willo Font
    2019-05-12 07:40

    This one is a must to have. One that you will go back to remind ourselves of the power in us.

  • Correen
    2019-05-12 05:53

    A book that expresses a deep sense of caring, especially for those who are in a life crisis or illness. A friend suggested I read it after my cancer diagnosis. Siegel worked with cancer patients. His opinions are liberating and soothing. My diagnosis was not terribly serious and I knew about Siegel and his impact on medical care so it may have not been as significant as it might have been at another time.I found his attitude warming but a bit simplistic. I think it is a very good book for someone overwhelmed by the medical system.

  • Coyote
    2019-05-20 03:03

    This is a good book to read immediately after your cancer diagnosis but don't pass it up even if you have been ill for a while. While it is a little dated, Dr. Siegel reminds us to keep an open mind even when we just want to run and hide. An open mind and open heart foster optimism which is a healthy and healing emotion. Your medical team has to remain receptive, too. If there is conflict, tension or anything less than complete honesty there, find new team members asap.

  • Aubrey
    2019-04-25 06:35

    I really loved this book! It is primarily based on cancer patients, but I find the content relevant to any illness. I loved it! Life changing!

  • حنين نادر
    2019-05-09 05:03

    يحتوي معلوماتٍ رائعة قيّمة، وبأسلوب سلِس لطيف. لكنّي تمنّيت لو أنّي قرأت النسخة الأصل بلغة الكاتب، للأسف ترجمة القراءة هذه ركيكةٌ جدًا.

  • Sarah kamal
    2019-04-23 03:47

    الحقيقة هو يستاهل اكتر من 5فكرة اصلا ان كان فيه دكتور بيتعامل مع المرضى بتوعه بالشكل ده...مبهرةشكرا ليه أينما وجد

  • Lulu Lulu
    2019-05-01 08:03

    waw ,, It's deferring book at all

  • Bruce
    2019-04-26 06:58

    This book was a gift to my wife while she was dying from ovarian cancer. She was never able to read it. A few months following her death I read the final chapter of the book. Since then I have returned and read the entire book. Eye opening and inspirational. Certainly has helped change my perspective on life. I would recommend the read to almost anyone with an open mind.

  • Bella
    2019-04-26 03:51

    "To change the mind one must often speak to the heart and listen..."This book was an amazing experience. I know that it's hard to believe that the mind can heal the body but I'm learning that it's really how all health works. The mind/body connection is pivotal in our wellness and science is tarting to bear this out. Of course, this doesn't mean it's easy and Dr Siegal acknowledges this. Everything takes effort and it's the same with healing. But patients who address emotional and psychological issues they've long denied or buried are the ones that get better. Another concept I found ingesting was that of "psychological genetics". This is when conditioning causes people to get sick and die from the same things as their parents and usually at the exact same ages. It's a repeating of medical issues caused by psychological conditioning and fear, not genetics. Target organs are oftenwhere the diseases develop. It's evident in language too! One patient who'd just had a metastic breast cancer removal used the exact phrase of, "I just had to get something off my chest" in therapy. The ECAP program is open to all patients that are willing to participate and answer questions to address their emotional issues that are tied to the disease. Dr Siegal says, "There are no incurable diseases, only incurable people." And last but not least, he leaves us with the message of love is the most healing and potent medicine of all. All disease is a lack of unconditional love. Many patients are often people that come from circumstances where their childhood lacked love and unconditional acceptance. But people can learn to accept and love themselves, and this self love is integral to healing. Internal love is the answer, not external dependence. This echos many of the spiritual teachings I've read and makes sense, but it also seems difficult to believe at the same time. Coming from such a hard logic/western mindset makes it opposite of what I know and operate on. It's something I'm working on though, trusting the universe and my intuition.If you're open to thinking about healing and wellness by including the mind/body connection, and not just symptoms that get assessed independently of the whole you, then I highly recommend this book.

  • Asra Ghouse
    2019-05-07 01:43

    This might be the only Bernie S. Siegel book I've read, yet it suffices my mind to ascertain him as a worthy author.Love, Medicine and Miracles deals with the lessons a surgeon learned about self healing from his exceptional patients. The obvious fact being established here: Love heals! Countless, credible instances have been described in the book which the surgeon sees in his practice, which make the purpose of the book definite per se.Bernie has said, " We must remove the word "impossible" from our vocabulary.He has revolutionized medical care. The concept of exceptional patients is to be inculcated by every doctor in their patients.… exceptional patients … willingly accept all the risks and challenges. As long as they’re alive, they feel in control of their dignity; content to receive some happiness for themselves and give some to others. … They do not fear the future or external events. They know that happiness is an inside job.If I have to review this it will only be in a line: It's an absolutely fabulous book. Every one must read it. Yet I cannot stop myself from sharing this line,Bernie says, "Spirituality means the ability to find peace and happiness in an imperfect world, and to feel that one's own personality is imperfect but acceptable. From this peaceful state of mind come both creativity and the ability to love unselfishly, which go hand in hand. Acceptance, faith, forgiveness, peace, and love are the traits that define spirituality for me. These characteristics always appear in those who achieve unexpected healing of serious illness."I would always keep this book on top of my Lord of the Rings series! That speaks for itself, I guess.

  • Shane
    2019-05-12 07:54

    Dr. Peabody: "The secret for the care of the patient is caring for the patient."An important quote and one that describes this self described "Jungian surgeon". Bernie Seagel's humanistic plea is not well organized- he attempts to set up the book thematically, dividing it into two halves but as in any psychologically, emotionally laden piece, there is a lot of blurring: It is not an easily divisible subject matter.The author's main accomplishment is starting ECAP, a support group. He also seems to have become the "open one", the MD with a belief in ta higher power. Overall, I feel the book influenced me into believing that people get themselves sick and people heal themselves and that one's psychology and emotions play a vital role in each.Important points:Author's belief in the death instinct as first proposed by Freud. Death (yin)/ Survival (yang)L.Lashen sees if artist/poets have first expressed an idea before he researches (art leads, it does not follow)Morphogenetic fields: A Jungian idea in that if a rat learns a maze, all rats over the world will learn the maze more quickly. (This certainly seems the case throughout history with the development and discovery of scientific ideas in exclusive research circles).The book has also given me the interest in Jung- his ability to diagnose a medical condition from a person's dream is intriguing.

  • Erin
    2019-05-09 05:41

    Ah, Bernie Siegel. I've had this book for ages, in different forms, starting way back as a teen when it was given to me by my New Age-y grandmother, now deceased, who has become my spiritual guru of positive thinking and self-healing. Siegel was really revolutionary for his time (as was my grandmother), and the power of positive thinking and healing yourself through your thoughts and emotions is now much more accepted and scientifically proven than it was back then. My biggest issue is not his message, but his method...there are books more recently written that are way more scientific (including Mind Over Medicine) than this one, and Siegel just tells story after story. It took me ages to get through it, because I found it to be quite repetitive without a lot of organization. Siegel definitely can back up his book--he was a cancer surgeon--but is writing style left something to be desired. It's very 1980s...makes sense, since that was when it was written! Great message, slightly tediously written, but I know my grandmother is in heaven VERY excited that I finally read this. I think of you every day, Grandma Payton! Love you!