How to Stay Out of My Emergency Room: Master Your Health and Find Joy in Life by Balancing the Power of Your Mind, Your Body, and Your Higher Self

Mona Balogh

After twenty-seven years treating patients in emergency rooms, Dr. Mona Balogh noticed a trend: from heart failure to addiction, people chronically use ERs to address disease. These “frequent flyers” are ER regulars with little understanding of their illness or how to help themselves. Dr. Balogh knew these patients deserved more from medicine—there had to be a better way.

In How to Stay Out of My Emergency Room, Dr. Balogh combines Western and Eastern approaches to show us how to overcome harmful mindsets that prevent us from recovering. By applying the Eastern philosophy of opposing forces and dynamic tension with the time-tested methods of The 12 Steps and Vipassana, she shows us how to incorporate meditation to choose a healthier lifestyle. If you or someone you know feels stuck in an unhealthy rut, this book will help you find the right strategy to conquer a vicious cycle and discover your best self.

Mona Balogh

Mona Balogh is a retired emergency physician who received her medical degree at Southwestern Medical School. After she completed her residency in emergency medicine at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, Dr. Balogh worked in emergency rooms throughout Los Angeles. She also provided free healthcare to underserved populations in Los Angeles, and in Baja, California, with the Flying Samaritans.

Dr. Balogh discovered her passion for alternative medicine at an addiction medicine seminar, where she learned to combine evidence-based Western philosophies with Eastern therapies. Since then, Dr. Balogh has studied traditional Chinese medicine, herbal and homeopathic therapies, and acupuncture. She lives with her husband, Endre, in Chatsworth, California.




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