Dr. Art Brownstein, M.D., is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii at Manoa. He also teaches yoga and is the only American physician ever to receive a diploma in yogic education from the government of India. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. In addition, he was awarded the prestigious Air Medal by the U.S. Air Force.
Dr. Brownstein's first book, Healing Back Pain Naturally (over 35,000 copies sold), came out of his personal experience. After undergoing surgery for a herniated disc while serving as an Air Force flight surgeon, Dr. Brownstein found himself condemned to a life of unrelenting, excruciating pain. Before long, he was hooked on painkilling drugs, and his life was spiraling out of control. Following his military service, he gathered the courage to quit drugs, doctors, and surgeons and take charge of his own healing process, ultimately achieving complete recovery.
Art Brownstein wrote his latest book, Extraordinary Healing : The Amazing Power of Your Body's Secret Healing System at the urging of Norman Cousins, whose own story of Extraordinary Healing was chronicled in the best-selling book, Anotomy of an Illness. Dr. Brownstein, Cousins, and many other doctors now believe that the most important system in the body is the healing system, a system so powerful and efficient, so subtle and dynamic, and yet so obvious that it has been largely taken for granted and overlooked by most of modern science. In Extraordinary Healing, Dr. Brownstein shows the reader how to engage this powerful healing system for optimum health. The author lives with his wife and son in Princeville, Hawaii where he practices medicine.