A leading expert in pain management, Norman Shealy is an American neurosurgeon and world-renowned as the first physician to specialize in the resolution of chronic pain. A pioneer in developing safe and effective treatments such as Biogenics, Norman Shealy founded The Shealy Institute, the first comprehensive pain and stress management facility in the country, in 1971. He is respected globally for his innovative and successful rehabilitation approaches. After graduating from Duke University Medical School, Dr. Shealy quickly realized that the most common symptom in the world is pain - yet nobody specialized in it. As he began to research, he discovered that the majority of long-term solutions for chronic pain didn't come from within the medical community, but rather from the "folk domain." Over the years, Dr. Shealy's intensive pain and stress management research has resulted in numerous pioneering treatments. His published works total over 325. His seminars and workshops are given worldwide, and attended by physicians and lay persons alike. He has acted as consultant to leaders in every specialty, including the personal physicians of President's Kennedy and Eisenhower. He is president of Holos Institutes of Health, Inc., an organization focusing on research, education and education in holistic health. He was founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978. He was also founding president of Holos University Graduate Seminary and is now Professor Emeritus of Energy Medicine. He holds 13 patents in the field of energy medicine, has published more than 25 books.