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Voices of Integrative Medicine Conversations and Encounters

ISBN-10: 0443072787
ISBN-13: 9780443072789
Edition: 2003
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Description: This unique collection brings together extraordinary and inspiring interviews and encounters with leading healers and therapists working in complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine. Through intimate conversations with top scientists and  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 5/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

This unique collection brings together extraordinary and inspiring interviews and encounters with leading healers and therapists working in complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine. Through intimate conversations with top scientists and physicians about their own personal experiences with alternative modalities, both as human beings and as healers, readers are exposed to the many different disciplines that comprise this field. Additionally, through viewing the collection of conversations as a whole, the underlying principles that make alternative and complementary medicine so workable are revealed. Additionally, issues of spirituality are discussed by many of the scientists, making this one of the first books to actually bring this issue to the forefront. Provides unique and exciting insights into the understanding and beliefs of the leading voices in complementary medicine. Presents challenges present and future for complementary/integrative medicine through the comments of individual leaders in the field. Exposes possible areas where traditional and complementary medicine can be integrated.

Introduction: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Conversations About Mind-Body Spirit
Mobilizing the Life Force, Treating the Individual
Imagery, Ceremony, and Healing Rituals
The Science of Mind-Body Healing
Imagery: The Body's Natural Language for Healing
Mind-Body Medicine
Conversations About Death and Dying
Being With Death and Dying
Music Thanatology and Spiritual Care for the Dying
Conversations About Alternative Medical Systems
A Natural Approach to Health
Biological Medicine and the Dynamics of Regulation
Kneeling at the Axis of Creation
From Neuroscience to Naturopathy
Holistic Nursing and Florence Nightingale
Conversations About Spirituality, Love, and Healing
Kitchen Table Wisdom: A Conversation That Heals
Creating Sacred Space
Spiritual Healing and the American Visionary Tradition
The Power of Love
The Importance of Spirituality in Mental Health
Conversations About the Art and Science of Healing
Integrating the Science and Art of Medicine
The Science Behind Healing
Subjectivity and the Placebo Effect in Medicine
The Therapeutic Consultation
Conversations About Consciousness and Intentionality
Healing and the Nonlocal Mind
Consciousness, Causation, and Evolution
On Integrative Medicine and the Nature of Reality
Conversations About New Views of Health and Healing
Healing the Heart, Reversing the Disease
The Mantra Project
Ecological Medicine
The Capacity to Heal
Integrated Patient Care: One Physician's Story
Conversations About Medical Education
Transforming Medical Education
CAM and the Role of the Academic Health Center
Conversations About Healing With Hands
Healing and the Natural World
Therapeutic Touch and a Healing Way
Healing with Therapeutic Touch
Conversations About Indigenous Medicine
In Search of Plants that Heal
Medicine and the Inner Realities
Shamanic Healing: We Are Not Alone
Shamanism in Medical Practice
South African Shamanism and the Tree of Health
Conversations About Cross-Cultural Medicine
Eastern Medicine for Western People
Fundamentals of Ayurvedic Medicine
Gifts from Tibetan Medicine
Conversations About Medicine as a Spiritual Path
Medical Practice as a Spiritual Journey
The Heart of Healing: Essential Spirituality for Healing Professionals

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