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Tucson: The Science of Healing

PBS Special Reveals How the Brain Helps Us Heal, Emotionally and Physically

from the press release

Tucson, AZ — Dr. Gulshan and Neelam Sethi and the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona will present a special screening of the The Science of Healing with Dr Esther Sternberg at the Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 West Congress, on Wednesday, December 8, at 6:30.   Dr. Andrew Weil is on the panel.

The public is welcome to attend – RSVP to cimdev@email.arizona.ecu as space is limited. There is no charge for admittance.

Supported by grants from Tucson Medical Center and University Medical Center, the evening is a unique opportunity  to learn about the latest research in the mind’s ability to promote healing and wellness.

Produced by the Emmy Award winning team Matt and Renard Cohen of Resolution Pictures, The Science of Healing follows Dr. Esther Sternberg, author and leading medical researcher in neuroscience, autoimmunity and stress, on her healing journey in Greece, where her story of illness and recovery combining ancient wisdom and modern science, inspired her research into the role the brain and the emotions play in healing — a role ancient Greeks understood and used in their practices.

As author of Passages Gail Sheehy describes, “Esther Sternberg is a rare writer – a physician who healed herself by going back to ancient truths known by the Greeks, and proving them…. She illuminates how intimately the brain and the immune system talk to each other and how we can use place and space, sunlight and music, to reboot our brains and move from illness to health.”

Filmed in HD in the U. S. and Greece, The Science of Healing will be followed by an expert panel discussion on mind and body wellness moderated by Dr. Victoria Maizes of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.  Panelists include:

Esther M. Sternberg, MD: Internationally recognized for her discoveries of the science of the mind-body interaction in illness and healing, Dr. Sternberg has become a major force in collaborative initiatives on mind-body-stress-wellness and environment inter-relationships. Her books, Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being (2009) and The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions (2000) are informative and scientifically based inspirations to doctors and laymen alike in dealing with the complexities and 21st century frontiers of stress, healing and wellness. Sternberg’s many honors include recognition by the National Library of Medicine as one of 300 women physicians who have changed the face of medicine. Formerly on the medical faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, in 1986 she joined the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, where she is currently section Chief of Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Andrew Weil, MD: Integrative medicine pioneer, best-selling author and internationally-recognized thought leader, Dr. Weil is founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the University of Arizona. Weil has devoted the past three decades to developing, practicing, and teaching the principles of integrative medicine. TIME magazine named him one of the 25 most influential people in the USA in 1997, and one of 100 most influential people in the world in 2005. Dr. Weil donates all after-tax profits from royalties from sales of Weil Lifestyle, LLC products to the Weil Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting integrative medicine through training, education, and research.

Event Chair, Neelam Sethi, who has experienced personal healing through the use of integrative therapies, was the driving force in inviting Dr. Sternberg to appear in Tucson for this special screening of The Science of Healing. Dr. Gulshan Sethi is a renowned Thoracic Surgeon, who has done research on the importance of integrative practices in cardiac wellness, frequently lectures medical students and the public on the importance of laughter and other therapies in combination with traditional medicine.

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