Timeless Healing

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 7, 2009 - Medical - 352 pages
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In this life-changing book, Dr. Herbert Benson draws on his twenty-five years as a physician and researcher to reveal how affirming beliefs, particularly belief in a higher power, make an important contribution to our physical health. We are not simply nourished by meditation and prayer, but are, in essence, "wired for God."
Combining the wisdom of modem medicine and of age-old faith. Dr. Benson shows how anyone can, with the aid of a caring physician or healer, use their beliefs and other self-care methods to heal over 60 percent of medical problems.
As practical as it is spiritual, Timeless Healing is a blueprint for healing and transforming your life.
 

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Very well written book! Engaging, personable, and applicable to everyone, regardless of religious or secular belief. To oversimplify its message, I would say that the book offers additional proof that ... Read full review

Timeless healing: the power and biology of belief

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Apropos to the world of modern medicine, Shakespeare wrote, "Oft expectation fails, and most oft there, Where it promises most." To this arena of lofty expectation and technological wizardry, Benson ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
11
Remembered Wellness
20
The Nature of Belief
45
The Brains Prerogative
69
Medicines Spiritual Crisis
101
The Relaxation Response
123
The Faith Factor and
153
Faith Heals
161
and Videotapes
307
Index
313
257
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Herbert Benson, MD, is the Mind Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He is the author of the mega-bestselling book, The Relaxation Response, as well as ten other trade books. His groundbreaking work established the modern field of mind body medicine. Dr. Benson is the Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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