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This collection of essays on integral medicine, consciousness, and healing integrates mainstream medical knowledge with recent developments in the emerging areas of frontier sciences and insights from alternative healing perspectives. It promotes a model of healing in which personal relationships, emotions, meaning, and belief systems are viewed as fundamental points of connection between body, mind, spirit, society, and nature. Integral medicine embraces the recognition that human beings possess emotional, spiritual, and relational dimensions that are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the cultivation of wellness.
Readers learn from the leaders in the emerging field of integral medicine and consciousness research, from the most well known (Deepak Chopra), to the frontline policy makers (James Gordon-one of the heads of the White House Commission on Conventional and Complementary and Alternative Medicine). Readers also gain insights from health professionals who have experienced healing within themselves and witnessed remarkable healing in their patients. We hear from other medical professionals (through the essays and the interviews on the accompanying DVD) who approach medicine from an array of cultural perspectives, and can attest to this multicultural, interdisciplinary, and participatory healing system in action. Consciousness and Healing contains 47 essays in the book plus 9 bonus essays read aloud on the DVD. Essays are short and in language suited to an audience of both lay and professional readers, with extensive references on the DVD to original scientific studies for those interested in further exploration.
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Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, Vice President of Research and Education, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California; Tina Amorok; IONS; and Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD, Director, Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; former Executive Director of the College of Physicians of PhiladelphiaReview:
"A comprehensive, enlightening, and humane look at how medicine can and must be expanded to integrate mind, body, and soul." -- Judith Orloff, M.D. Author, Guide to Intuitive Healing and Positive Energy
"An outstanding contribution." -- Wayne B. Jonas, M.D., Director, Samueli Institute for Information Biology Director (1995-1990), Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institute of Health
"Occasionally a book emerges as a crossroad of content and timing, to become a milestone in a field of literature." -- Mitchell W. Krucoff, MD, FACC, Associate Professor Medicine/Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Senior Editor, Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine
"This stunning collection of theories, research and new perspectives deserves to become the classic text in this fascinating field." -- Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and Inner Peace for Busy People
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