C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is one of the pioneers of the holistic health movement. He is an eminent physician with a long and successful career in both conventional and complementary medicine. He is the founder of the American Holistic Medical Association and the author of 22 books and 280 other publications. He is also the holder of a number of patents for a variety of medical devices. Most notably, he pioneered the use of spinal electrical stimulation as a technique for pain control. In fact, he’s one of the world’s leading experts in pain management. He was among the first physicians ever to specialize in the resolution of chronic pain. In 1971, he created, The Shealy Institute, the first comprehensive pain and stress management facility in the United States. In addition to his medical degree, He also went on to earn a Ph.D. in Psychology. Dr. Shealy offers seminars and workshops worldwide, which are attended by physicians and lay persons alike. His most recent book is titled Life Beyond 100 and it focuses on issues relating to stress, depression, and self-esteem in addition to such factors as exercise and nutrition in the quest for a longer and healthier life. Our closing podsafe music is “Wake Up” by Michael Gomez.