The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things: Fourteen Natural Steps to Health and Happiness
Every day modern medicine announces the arrival of yet another “wonder drug” or “miracle procedure” to a world increasingly wary of expensive high-tech cures. Drugs, transplants, and surgery don’t work for 90 percent of our aches and pains and, while we are grateful for life-saving developments, we know that most come with risks that we ignore at our peril.
Long hailed as one of the founding fathers of mind-body medicine, Larry Dossey directs our attention to simple sources of healing that have been available for centuries—treasures often hidden in plain sight—from the power of optimism and of tears to speed recovery to the surprising usefulness of dirt and bugs in curing disease and infection to the benefits of doing nothing.
Exploring the medical research that validates these simple remedies, Dossey encourages us to align ourselves with the wisdom of nature and allow true healing to take place. The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things can transform our view of what health is all about, whether our concern is cancer or the common cold.
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Review: The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things: Fourteen Natural Steps to Health and HappinessUser Review - Louise Silk - Goodreads
As the title indicates, this book is about the healing power of 14 ordinary things: an optimistic attitude, forgetfulness, novelty, tears, dirt, music, risk, plants, bugs, unhappiness, nothing, voices ... Read full review
Review: The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things: Fourteen Natural Steps to Health and HappinessUser Review - Diane - Goodreads
A look at what is most commonly overlooked in our lives. Things that hold the power to add great joy, comfort, or ease to our existence. At first I thought this book was going to be a re-hash of the usual but it seemed to become more complex towards the end. Enjoyably so. Read full review
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