Spontaneous Healing How to Discover and Enhance Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself

ISBN-10: 0449910644

ISBN-13: 9780449910641

Edition: 1995

Authors: Andrew Weil
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Description: "Memorable...Dr. Weil makes his case carefully and clearly." --The New York Times Book Review #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "This book is destined to become a classic." --Joan Borysenko, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind Drawing on fascinating case histories from his own practice as well as medical techniques he has observed in his travels around the world, Dr. Weil shows how the mechanisms of self-diagnosis and self-regeneration have worked to resolve life-threatening diseases, severe trauma, and chronic pain. But spontaneous healing is also the essential element in the maintenance of our basic daily health. The book outlines an eight-week program that each of us can use to alter our diet, avoid environmental toxins, and reduce stress in order to enhance our innate healing powers. The best medicine does not merely combat germs or suppress symptoms, but rather works hand in hand with the body's natural defenses to manage illness. Building on this fundamental truth and tapping into the intricate interaction of mind and body, Dr. Weil arrives at a major new synthesis of conventional and alternative medical treatments. At once practical and inspirational, Spontaneous Healing gives each one of us the power and the wisdom to draw on the sources of health we hold within.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/23/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Andrew Weil graduated from Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Arizona in Tucson, specializing in alternative medicine, medical botany and mind/body interactions. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Services. Dr. Weil is the author of several books which includes the titles "The Natural Mind" (1972), "From Chocolate to Morphine" (with Winifred Rosen, 1983), "Natural Health, Natural Medicine" (1990), "Spontaneous Healing" (1995), and "Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition" (2000).

Introduction
The Healing System
Prologue in the Rain Forest
The Faces of Healing: Kristin
Right in My Own Backyard
The Faces of Healing: Harvey and Phyllis
Testimonials
The Faces of Healing: Al
Medical Pessimism
The Faces of Healing: John
The Healing System
The Faces of Healing: Oliver
The Role of the Mind in Healing
The Faces of Healing: Mari Jean
The Tao of Healing
The Faces of Healing: Jan
The Faces of Healing: Ethan
The Faces of Healing: Eva
Optimizing The Healing System
Optimizing Your Healing System: An Overview
A Healing Diet
Protecting Yourself from Toxins
Using Tonics
Activity and Rest
Mind and Spirit
An Eight-Week Program for Optimal Healing Power
If You Get Sick
Making the Right Decisions
Considering the Alternatives
Seven Strategies of Successful Patients
Managing General Categories of Illness: Secrets of a Hygeian Practitioner
Cancer as a Special Case
Afterword: Prescriptions for Society
Acknowledgments
Finding Practitioners, Supplies, and Information
Notes
Index
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