Record Numbers Seek Help for Anxiety and Depression at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

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The Perfect Health program, created by Chopra Center co-founders Deepak Chopra, M.D., and David Simon, M.D., offers support to those coping with loss, fear, and emotional pain.

bridging the technological miracles of the West with the wisdom of the East

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2008 –– We live in an age of unprecedented anxiety and constant change. Not surprisingly, the number of Americans who suffer from diagnosed anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders is on the rise, and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing has received a record number of inquiries from people seeking help coping with emotional turmoil.

To address their needs, the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California, is offering its 5-day Perfect Health program on a weekly basis. For more than 15 years, thousands have attended the lifestyle-balancing program designed by the Chopra Center co-founders, Deepak Chopra, M.D., and David Simon, M.D., to bring their lives back into balance, manage stress, cope with illness, and heal emotional pain.

“Emotional balance is crucial not only to our happiness but to our physical well-being,” said Dr. Simon. “Ninety percent of the physical toxicity that causes disease is emotionally derived.” In fact, many studies have shown that people who suffer from depression, anxiety, and other emotional difficulties have a much greater likelihood of developing heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses.

Perfect Health participants experience a week of personalized treatments that integrates the advances of modern Western medicine with the therapeutic practices of Ayurveda – the 5,000-year-old healing system of India. Each day, guests experience Ayurvedic massage treatments, cleansing therapies, and expert instruction in yoga and meditation. In addition, the Perfect Health program includes one-on-one consultations with the Center’s medical staff – MDs who are also experts in the field of holistic healing.

The Chopra Center now offers Perfect Health each Monday through Friday, and will be holding a special ten-day Perfect Health program this June 16–25.

For more information, please email, call 888.736.6895, or visit

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing was founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. in 1996. The philosophy of the Center is based upon the principles and practices of holistic and alternative medicine from around the world. The Chopra Center is the global source for yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda.

Dr. Deepak Chopra is chairman and co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing and a best-selling author who has written more than 50 books. He is acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind-body medicine.

Through the Chopra Center, Dr. Chopra is revolutionizing common wisdom about the crucial connection between body, mind, spirit and healing. His mission of "bridging the technological miracles of the West with the wisdom of the East" remains his thrust as he and his colleagues conduct public seminars and workshops and provide training for health care professionals around the world.

Dr. David Simon is the CEO, medical director, and co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing―as well as a board certified neurologist and a pioneer in the fusion of Western medicine and the healing arts of the East. Dr. Simon is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health grant to study mind-body approaches to health, and has created initiatives to bring holistic health-care programs to medical institutions, community health centers, and health resorts. In addition, he is a best-selling author whose recent books include The Ten Commitments: Translating Good Intentions into Good Choices and Vital Energy: The 7 Keys to Invigorate Body, Mind, and Soul. His latest book is Freedom from Addiction, co-authored with Dr. Deepak Chopra.

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