Return to Wholeness: Embracing Body, Mind,
and Spirit in the Face of Cancer
David Simon, M.D.
Over the course of a lifetime, almost half of all North American men and nearly 40 percent of
North American women will get cancer. Those petrifying statistics, and a profound interest in
mind-body medicine, drew Dr. David Simon, director of the Chopra Center for Well Being, to
write Return to Wholeness. Where most books on cancer focus on treatment for
eradicating the disease, this book refreshingly combines Eastern and Western healing
principles to focus on helping the whole person heal emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
Simon's book answers many questions that the newly diagnosed may have, among them, "How can I
stimulate my inner healing response to maximize the benefit of my medical treatments? How can
I be an active partner rather than a passive participant in my therapeutic journey?" It covers
alternative therapies, including meditation, prayer, Ayurveda, journaling, visualization
techniques, art and music therapy, and nutritional programs including vitamin, mineral, and