Radical Healing: Integrating the World's Great Therapeutic Traditions to Create a New Transformative Medicine

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Three Rivers Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 612 pages
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This extraordinary book offers nothing less than a new vision of medical care. Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., has created a unique, integrative blending of the primary holistic schools of healing that is far more potent than any one of these alone.

Like Deepak Chopra and Andrew Weil, Rudolph Ballentine is a medical doctor who became intrigued by the workings of mind-body medicine and looked beyond the West in his search for understanding. Drawing on thirty years of medical study and practice, Dr. Ballentine has accomplished a singular feat: integrating the wisdom of the great traditional healing systems--especially Ayurveda, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, European and Native American herbology, nutrition, psychotherapy, and bodywork. Melded together, the profound principles buried in these systems become clearer and stronger, and a new level of effectiveness becomes possible. Healing and reorganization are accelerated and deepened--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The result is transformation. The result is radical healing.

Radical Healing harnesses nature's medicinals--plants and other natural substances--with commonsense essentials such as diet, exercise, and cleansing, as well as the most profound principles of spiritual and psychological transformation. In Dr. Ballentine's synthesis, illness is an opportunity for growth that can go far beyond recovery. Through radical healing old habits and attitudes that supported the development of disease fall away, to be replaced by the clarity that comes with a whole new way of being in the world.

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Alternative medicine is hot right now, so it is not surprising to see that Ballentine has combined six alternative techniques--Ayurveda, conscious nutrition, Chinese medicine, body and energy work ... Read full review

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Trained at Duke University, Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., created and directs the Center for Holistic Medicine in New York City. He has written a number of books, including the classic work Diet and Nutrition. Physician, psychiatrist, herbalist, Ayurvedic practitioner, homeopath, and teacher, Dr. Ballentine provides a model for the health practitioner of the future.

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