Extraordinary changes are taking place in American medicine today. Driven by new scientific evidence, doctors are coming to understand that treating the body alone is not enough-the mind can also play a critical role in the healing process. Many physicians are embracing a more holistic form of healthcare, seeking to heal the whole person. Treatments once considered fringe, including visualization, meditation and hypnosis, are being prescribed alongside high-tech western medicine. Hosted by Dana Reeve, who was diagnosed with lung cancer following the death of her husband Christopher, THE NEW MEDICINE is a revealing look at physicians and patients on the cutting edge of this approach.