Dr. Cynthia Thaik released her new book, “Your Vibrant Heart” on Tuesday, seeking to combine Western and Eastern medicine.
In the words of local cardiologist Dr. Cynthia Thaik, the heart is a “many-splendored thing.”
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The Harvard-trained cardiologist, who owns two Southern California practices–one in Burbank and the other on Cinema Drive in Valencia–released her new book on Tuesday. “Your Vibrant Heart” explores heart health and what Thaik believes to be the emotional and psychological factors in wellness.
Thaik, who grew up in Myanmar, is a practicing Buddhist and the book is a self-described combination of Western and Eastern medicine.
“Beyond just having physical health, beyond just recognizing what the qualities of heart disease are and moving into a healthy physical heart, I really want (patients) to go beyond that and learn how to attain a spiritually vibrant heart,” Thaik said in an interview with George Cummings on KHTS AM-1220’s Hometown Morning Show.
Thaik’s journey to get in touch with her own heart started when her life was on the brink of collapsing, she wrote in the introduction to her book.
“(My therapist) succeeded in finally pulling me out of my black hole and setting me on the right track. She was the one who first pointed out to me the simple truth: I was operating from the standpoint of being ‘all in my head,’” she wrote. “…In order to cope with that hard reality, I had trained myself to operate from the neck up. For a heart doctor, I had become drastically out of touch with my own heart.”
For Thaik, things like meditation and stress management are as important as healthy eating and exercise.
“Your thoughts are your conscious expression,” she said. “Your emotions really tells what your subconscious mind is thinking.”
And she added, “Our thoughts translate directly into our health and sense of well-being.”
Your Vibrant Heart
“Your Vibrant Heart” was released on Tuesday, and is available both in local bookstores and on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle editions.
Thaik will hold a book signing on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Valencia.
During February, National Heart Month, 100 percent of proceeds from sales of “Your Vibrant Heart” will benefit the American Heart Association.
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Source: Santa Clarita News