The Chopra Center Newsletter     July 2011 Edition 


Journey into Healing
September 21–25, 2011

Featuring Deepak Chopra with John Gray.

Join us for this rare opportunity to expand your understanding of mind-body health, balance, and self-care. Deepak Chopra and a team of renowned experts will guide you on an exploration that integrates the Eastern healing arts with newest discoveries of modern medicine. Featured guest John Gray will speak about his latest book, Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice.

Want to become a better physician?

Earn Continuing Medical Education units.

Journey into Healing is an accredited course in integrative medicine presented in partnership by the internationally renowned Chopra Center for Wellbeing and U.C.S.D’s School of Medicine.

This 5-day experiential course is for healthcare professionals who want to expand their knowledge of mind-body medicine and its practical applications for patient care. Educational credits are available for healthcare practitioners, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, therapists, pharmacists, naturopaths, dieticians, acupuncturists, and many others.

The course offers CME credits for physicians, and CEUs for nurses and allied health practitioners.

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A Mind-Body Prescription for Restful Sleep

By Valencia Porter, M.D.

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you frequently wake up throughout the night, unable to drift back into a restful slumber? Do you feel exhausted when you get up in the morning, wishing you could crawl back under the covers for another hour or longer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be like one of the millions of people who suffer from sleep disturbance.

Why Do We Need to Sleep?

The physicians who developed the healing system of Ayurveda thousands of years ago had wisdom about sleep that is now being confirmed by modern medical research: Restful sleep is one of the foundations for good health. We need sleep to rejuvenate our bodies as well as our minds. During sleep, the body repairs and regenerates tissues, builds bone and muscle, and appears to strengthen the immune system. Sleep also plays a role in memory and learning.

Not sleeping well not only affects our quality of life but may also increase mortality and is associated with a number of serious medical issues including high blood pressure, obesity, heart attack, stroke, and mood disorders. If you have chronic insomnia (lasting more than one month), it may be important to be seen by a healthcare practitioner. Click to read the rest of Valencia's article>>

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Sign up to listen to an interview with Dr. Porter on our Healing Wisdom Radio Show: A Mind-Body Prescription for Restful Sleep >>

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