Who can help asking "Why?" when they develop a disease? According to theologian and "medical intuitive" Caroline Myss, Ph.D., and co-worker C. Norman Shealy, M.D., who is a physician, neurosurgeon, and expert on pain and stress management, the answer goes further than a medical explanation. The Creation of Health explores the emotional, physical, and spiritual patterns that form health and the stresses that can cause disease.
Myss identifies eight dysfunctional patterns that lead to illness. Being aware that "negative attitudes create negative responses within the physical body" allows you to make changes toward health after identifying your emotional, psychological, and spiritual stresses. The most interesting chapters discuss specific diseases in terms of lifestyle factors, stress, and psychological patterns and energy factors, with case studies. A heart attack, for example, is "an explosion of energy attempting to break down an emotional barrier ... caused by warehousing fears and anger," says Myss. The authors alternate, rather than co-write, chapters and topics, so you know whose perspective you're reading. The theoretical sections are not easy reading, but the insights you can apply to your own health make the work immensely worthwhile. --Joan Price
“The pioneering work of Dr. Shealy and Caroline Myss is the best way I know to learn the dynamics of the human energy system. Applying the principles . . . outlined in this book in your own life may be the most important thing you do for your health this decade.” —Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
“An important book that addresses the crucial spiritual issues which lie at the root of many diseases. . . . Shealy and Myss provide a clear understanding of the reasons behind ‘dis-ease,’ as well as solutions that may heal the higher causes of illness.” —Richard Gerber, M.D., author of Vibrational Medicine
“A critical primer on the creation of health for the new millennium.” —Jean Houston, Ph.D., author of A Mythic Life and The Search for the Beloved
This is a classic that has helped many, many people, including myself.Published 4 months ago by B. A. Kittay
Must have an open mind while reading this book. Lots of interesting and informative info to absorb. Very worthwhile reading.Published 5 months ago by Betty Ann Fineman
This book is filled with exciting ideas that changed my way of thinking about my health. I have changed from readin it.Published 9 months ago by L. F. Kittay