Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster shows you how to use mind-body techniques to reduce anxiety, use 23-50% less pain medication and heal faster. Documented by research, it is recommended at leading hospitals across the US, including Brigham and Women's Hospital which is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. It includes chapters about using relaxation and visualization to reduce anxiety and speed healing. Feeling peaceful creates the biochemistry which enhances healing. The book is designed to be used with Peggy Huddleston's relaxation CD which you can purchase as a CD or MP3. A chapter explains how to use Healing Statements, words spoken during surgery that reduce the use of pain medication by 23-50%. You also learn how to Talk to a Part of Your Body to discover what emotions are stored in your body and how to release them which speeds your healing. Other chapters show you how to prepare children for surgery, vitamins to speed healing and how to reduce the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.