The Dancing Healers: A Doctor's Journey of Healing With Native Americans

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The story of a newly minted doctor from New York City who joins the Indian Health Service to begin a 20-year odyssey that transforms him into a healer. Along the way he realizes that the genius of Western medicine can effectively treat some conditions but not others and that there are many different ways to heal. This fascinating account interweaves autobiography with stories of the Native Americans who challenged his assumptions about their methods.

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Carl A. Hammerschlag, M.D., is a master storyteller and internationally recognized author, physician, speaker and healer. A Yale-trained psychiatrist; he has spent more than twenty years working with Native Americans. He is an expert on how to survive in rapidly changing cultures. Now one of the worlds leading proponents of Psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body spirit medicine), he is a faculty member at theUniversity of Arizona Medical School.

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The author spent 20 years as a physician working among Native Americans in the Southwest. He began with a conventional medical outlook but grew to regard the traditional Indian ways of ritual, healing, and dying with awe and admiration. This is a glowing personal account of his experiences, which he claims have enabled him to meld Jewish and Native American spiritual concepts and become a "dancing healer," one who is able to help others pursue the meaning and wisdom of lifeand cure their diseases. For public libraries.Judith Eannarino, George Washington Univ. Lib., Washington, D.C.
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