This is the companion book to the widely acclaimed Public Television Series "The New Medicine", and features in depth interviews with the participants of this program-world experts in their fields. These physicians and scholars work in leading medical schools and clinics across the country, including Harvard, the University of California and Duke. They present the hard scientific evidence behind the fact that our mental state has a direct influence on our physical health. Together they make a compelling case that physicians must treat the whole person with an illness, not just the illness alone in order to promote true healing. Many are practitioners of Integrative Medicine, which stresses that listening to a patient's concerns and building rapport is absolutely essential for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan.