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  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Matrix Transformation (February 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967076110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967076119
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,033,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Published author, international speaker, and complimentary care expert, Dr. Richard A. DiCenso has over thirty years experience in treating the chronic symptoms of VCD utilizing a series of caveats to interpret the results of his Matrix Assessment Profile (M.A.P.). With his extensive clinical experience he is the leading authority in "Whole Person Therapy." Using his considerable background in human biochemistry and Orthomolecular Nutrition, Dr. DiCenso has helped thousands of individuals around the world with undiagnosable symptoms to dramatically improve their health without drugs or surgery.

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I highly recommend this powerful and inspiring book.
J. Webster
Dr. Richard Dicenso has written a very thought provoking book that explores healing and illness from a truly holistic model.
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He has created a very informative website containing a lot of information about the evaluation and how to get it done.
Dr. Richard G. Petty

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50 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Richard G. Petty on July 30, 2007
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Ever more clinicians are recognizing the limitations of the biomedical model of illness and the importance of considering not only the psychological, social, subtle and spiritual components of the human organism, but also how they each change over time.

This time factor is critically important. Time runs at different speeds and even in different directions in each of these five domains. It is also important because a good healer soon learns that time management is considerably less important than energy management: time provides the structure but energy provides the dynamic power that enables our lives and the lives of our patients to flourish. While time is limited, energy is not. Or rather it should not be. But sometimes we do our best to sabotage it. Instead of relying upon contacting and using our inner energy, we steal it from other people or rely on the quick fixes of caffeine, sugar or a hundred other suboptimal solutions that leave their tracks in each of the five domains.

But underlying time and the five domains, there is a timeless, dynamic, intelligent blueprint - often called the Informational Matrix - that constantly generates the plans and strategies that keep us alive. When we lose touch with that Source we either become sick or die. Physical medicine, herbs, nutrition, postural work and energy medicine are all essential components of treatment and health maintenance, but over the last three decades, ever more therapists have been interested in doing more than treating people who have already "fallen off the cliff:" Nobody wants to move the deckchairs on the Titanic! So in addition to physical and energy medicine, there has, since the early 1980s been growing interest in "Information Medicine.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J. Webster on May 26, 2006
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BEYOND MEDICINE: Exploring a New Way of Thinking by Dr. Richard A. DiCenso is a rewarding guide to personal change and improved health. Readers will explore the realms of Vicious Cycle Disorders (VCD) impacting health and wellness in today's society.

Not feeling well is not normal. Unresolved symptoms could indicate a life out of balance. How strongly do these words resonate? You, may be suffering from VCD. BEYOND MEDICINE, teaches why VCD develops, common signs of VCD, how to identify the symptoms of VCD, and what you can do about it.

Dr. DiCenso details the three primary realms in which Human beings function: the physical, biochemical, and psycho-emotional-spiritual or "virtual". Insightfully explaining that, "Unless balance exists among and within the realms, day-to-day life reflects discrepancies in the form of physical ailments, physiological dysfunction, and/or emotional distress."

Learning that our thoughts, which exist in the virtual realm, can perpetuate VCD was profound. Accepting responsibility for an out of balance life is a hard truth. As individuals, we literally are what we think. The book serves as a wonderful resource for individuals desiring improved health and also for those who are proactive in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The importance of the mind-body-spirit connection and overall health is significant.

By changing our thoughts and "Exploring a New Way of Thinking", BEYOND MEDICINE, it is possible to improve your quality of life. I highly recommend this powerful and inspiring book.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Pat Goltz on June 8, 2012
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In the forward by David B. Holt, MD, Dr. Holt says Dr. DiCenso "is the Carl Sagan of the human mind-body science-philosophy." Huh? That is just a taste of things to come. Since in my opinion Carl Sagan was an idiot who misled millions of people, I wouldn't regard that as much of a compliment. I should have stopped reading right there, like I was tempted to do. Dr. Holt goes on to say that at first, the book wasn't making any sense to him. Then he stopped trying to understand it, and suddenly he did. He started enjoying it. Wow! I'm not built that way. If it doesn't make sense, then I don't enjoy reading it. Now for something to make sense, there are two requirements. The first is that the thing itself has to make sense. The second is that I have to be able to make sense of it. In my opinion, this book fails the first requirement.

Originally I bought the book to determine whether I wanted to spend the money for his diagnostic techniques. So I stuck with it. The first section starts out with what I would call a set of principles. DiCenso calls them "caveats". I never did figure out why he chose that word. A caveat is a warning. "Caveat emptor" means "Let the buyer beware". The only thing I can conclude is that he likes the sound of the word, so he used it. I entertained the thought that his native language is not English, but he was too fluent otherwise for that to explain it. The "caveats" themselves are a mishmash of the obvious and contradictory statements. There are seven altogether, but I will not mention all of them. Here's one: "Everything works". That is demonstrably false. Then this one: "There are no panaceas". That's demonstrably obvious. "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
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