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It is clear that all organisms have highly developed mechanisms for self-repair and healing -- but according to Dr. Weil, Western medicine often interferes instead of working with these systems. In the course of his argument, he describes several extraordinary case studies of drastic spontaneous healing. Perhaps the most valuable feature of the book is his more gradual eight-week program of strengthening the ability of your immune, endocrine, circulatory, and nervous systems to provide such spontaneous healing. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
As others argue the politics of health care, Weil (Health and Healing) turns away from the usual practice of Western medicine, which is focused on alleviating symptoms rather than strengthening internal mechanisms of health, to closely consider the nature of the healing process. "At every level of biological organization, from DNA up," he writes, the "mechanics of self-diagnosis, self-repair and regeneration exist in us." To buttress his point, he cites such evidence as the placebo effect, inexplicable remissions and the commonplace repair of wounds, often marginalized by the medical community. In an effort to make the process of healing seem less obscure, Weil reports a wide range of dramatic case histories. Other sections detail various means, e.g., diet and breathing exercises, available for optimizing one's healing system, and suggestions for approaches to illnesses. Also included are an "Eight Week Program for Optimal Healing Power" and a guide to finding practitioners, supplies and information.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Have read several of this cats books. Really respect him and this approach to healing and wellness. I'm not a "pill hater" but with a lot of physicians today in love with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Myers C. Raymer
Practical and sane discussion of mind/body health relationship. Very relevant information, for the reader who seeks to take control and responsibility for his own health. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Barbour
This book was incredibly inspiring and encouraging on my path to recovery from chronic pain.
It's worthy of 5 stars and I agree with 99% of what Dr. Weil says. Read more
This book is an outstanding primer on primer on spontaneous healing—an alternative to invasive medicine—and its ability to resolve life-threatening diseases, trauma and pain. Dr. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James Dabney
A classic - but still relevant today. A basic, brilliant healing book.Published 3 months ago by S. Stone
I really couldn't get into this book. Kept putting it down after starting to read it, Never finished this book.Published 5 months ago by Jacks
I sent this one to a friend but have read the book. Very informative everyone should read this book.Published 6 months ago by David Oslinker