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Radical Healing: Integrating the World's Great Therapeutic Traditions to Create a New Transformative Medicine Paperback – February 16, 2011
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But does he succeed to explain all? I would have to say in my specialty Homeopathy, he has not had room to go very deep. In Chinese medicine which I know little about, he introduces concepts of elements and then does little with them. On the other hand the book is a BRILLIANT treasure chest ideas and insights to the ultimate nature of health and disease and the interaction of mental states and subtle alternative to conventional Allopathic Medicine. I was high-lighting every other page! If he meerly shows people there are many many different ways to treat disease other than Conventional Medicine and that each of these has a separate domain of effectiveness, he will ultimately succeed. But the subject is so big, he could explore it in more books for years and not cover all of the subject.
Flower remedies are, as far as I know, totally without side effects.
Homeopathic Remedies, are MOSTLY side effect free. Most are available over the counter. Sure Homeopathy can produce miraculous, "soul-altering" cures, but Dr Ballentine does not state that these remedies are most effective if taken for a limited time, no more than a month, and sometimes less .Read more ›
The kind of medicine Dr. Ballentine practices may be "radical" by today's standards, but I hope not for long!
As Dr. Ballentine notes, "Resorting to a drug to correct a human problem is analogous to dealing with a computer glitch by grabbing a screwdriver and trying to rewire its circuits. . . . when a few judicious taps on the right keys could modify the operating system and reprogram the malfunction out of existence." Dr. Ballentine has done us a service by sharing what he has learned about healing. This is one of the best books on healing and "alternative" medicine around.
While the unifying concepts to Ballentine's approach are unarguable - self-awareness, transformation, and wholeness - I found myself rather disturbed by the absence of a few things in this book. Namely, the author is so pro-alternative medicine that he doesn't even pay Western medicine the lip service it's due; namely, that its strength is crisis medicine and intervention. On a similar vein, on the chapter on herbal traditions, my hackles rose with the author's claim that the reader, upon completion of the section, would be able to walk into any health food store and select a "medicinal". This without the usual disclaimers of working with a reputable practitioner, be aware of interactions if you are currently taking other medication, etc.
With that in mind, I found Ballentine's knowledge of homeopathy to be truly comprehensive and one of the best historical discussions and practical applications I've found to date in any book. Other stand out chapters include the exercise and movement chapter as well as the "Healing as Transformation" chapter which concentrates on breathwork and chakras - very well written and good advice for everyone.Read more ›
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The parts of this book that address how to approach holistic healing and summarize alternative therapies (humors, ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine) are very useful. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rrredrover
This is a text I would recommend to anyone looking to understand the foundations of alternative medicine and how various modalities (naturopahy, homeopathy, iridology,etc) can... Read morePublished 13 months ago by B J Hurley
Dr Ballentine is a psychiatrist who introduces principals of holistic healing and presents integrated systems of awareness, tools, and practice taught by Ayurveda, homeopathy, and... Read morePublished 20 months ago by nina cerflio MD PC
I first met Dr. Rudy Ballentine in 1974 when we were both participants in a tour to the Kumbha Mela in India. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Stoma108
This book is amazing. If you are interested in learning more about natural, radical healing this is the book for you. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Wildling
Mr. Ballentine offers some great insight into the therapeutic traditions that have brought us to where we are today......... Read morePublished on December 9, 2013 by Andrea V. Melendez
arrived on time and I really enjoyed the perspective of the writer on the material presented. was recommended by a friend and I was glad I made the purchase. Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by connie house
As a massage Therapist, This is the type of stuff he's interested in. Always Reading. Thank you for having it.Published on June 24, 2013 by A. Nadeau
meh rangle dun care who is what where leave me alone in the interwebz so i dun haffta make reveiws of what i dun care about donchaknowPublished on April 30, 2012 by C. Luttrell