Health and Healing: The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine and Optimum Health

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HMH, Dec 9, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
A comprehensive handbook on alternative treatments from the New York Times–bestselling author of Mind Over Meds.

In Health and Healing, Harvard-trained physician Andrew Weil explores the full spectrum of alternative healing practices available today, including holistic medicine, homeopathy, osteopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, Chinese medicine, Shamanism, mind cures, faith healing, psychic healing, and outright quackery. He investigates what works and what doesn’t, what these practices have in common, how they differ from conventional medicine, and how they can be integrated into a complete approach to healing for the twenty-first century.
 
Health and Healing draws on Dr. Weil’s vast clinical and personal experience, as well as on case studies from around the world.
 
“An amiable, open-minded guide to alternative systems of healing.” —The New York Times
 
“Incisive and illuminating . . . There is something for everyone in this book.” —TheWashington Post
 
“A sound theoretical exploration, personably set forth.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“A pioneer in the medicine of the future.” —Deepak Chopra
 
“A warm and clear-cut spectrum of health and healing. I recommend this book to all who are involved in or interested in wellness.” —Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles
 
“Read this book.” —Dean Ornish, MD
 

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Contents

THE STRANGE CASE OF HOMEOPATHY
II WHAT IS HEALTH?
III HEALING
IV A BEWILDERING ARRAY OF THERAPEUTIC CHOICES
V MIND AND BODY
VI HEALTH AND HEALINGIN THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY
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Andrew Weil, MD, has degrees in biology and medicine from Harvard University. Author of the bestselling Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, Weil traveled the world experiencing and studying healers and healing systems and has earned an international reputation as an expert on alternative medicine, mind-body interactions, and medical botany. He is the associate director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine and the director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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