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Beyond Medicine: Exploring a New Way of Thinking Hardcover – February 10, 2006
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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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I have been working with Dr Di Censo for 3 years and feel very blessed for his insights for supportive restorative health. I now understand the VCD. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an interesting book. It is a new way to think. I used Dr DiCenso to treat my severe reflux. He healed it with supplements. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jeanne
This book meets up with its title. After you have read it,
I am usually healthy, but if I am ever sick I think I'll pull
it out again for a reminder, and follow his... Read more
After going the tradional medical route with no results to lower my blood pressure except to keep adding more pills that made me feel very lethargic and tired all the time, I went... Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by Bonnie M
Food for thought. I liked it. my wife got several ideas. Helpful in many ways, that we never thought of.Published on January 24, 2013 by da'man
I have not finished reading this book; however, I love the entire basis for it, since I am anti-traditional medicine as much as possible. Read morePublished on July 2, 2012 by Regena Carney
This book is exactly as the title says: A New Way of Thinking. The author makes a case for avoiding the Standard American Diet. Read morePublished on November 28, 2011 by Ima Holder
Modern medicine is a godsend. The combination of science and medical research has combined to create all sorts of cures and/or temporary relief from common illnesses. Read morePublished on June 19, 2011 by Bryan Carey