Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself Paperback – December 1, 2014
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- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401939991
- ISBN-10 : 9781401939991
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.74 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Hay House Inc.; Reprint Edition (December 1, 2014)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 1401939996
- Best Sellers Rank: #222,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It is Mind Over Medicine by Dr. Lissa Rankin
Lissa talks about the power of the mind to heal. She talks of the placebo which is the positive aspect of directing the mind to heal. Then she tells of the Nocebo, which is destructive to the body and is imparted by many physicians. The knowledge here is to make sure that you go to a positive physician who cares about you. Positive caretakers are those who make a difference in your healing.
The book is about you taking control of your health. Lissa guides you through the process. Why do people have spontaneous healings? The tools that aid you through your health journey are given to you by Lissa. You only have to go to the books website to get them.
When I first got the book, I was having a significant health problem. Using her theory, I quickly got rid of it, and I must say was amazed by the efficiency of the process. Even if you don’t now have a health problem, get the book and read it. You never know when you or a significant other person would need the information.
One of the things that Dr. Rankin stresses is that people have a nurturing relationship. Too many people live alone and are lonely. If you know someone like that, show them they are loved. --Kaye
B. Through her Youtube videos and on the cover of her book she says you can: "Heal Yourself". However, on page 175 of the book she admits that phrases such as "healing yourself" and "self healing" are misnomers - and in order to gain benefit from her recommended 6 Steps to Healing Yourself ( Chap 10)...one is likely to need to elicit the help of "someone trained and experienced in the process of helping people navigate emotional issues". I consider that to be "Bait and Switch" wherein you falsely lure someone into thinking they can "help Themselves" when in fact you later disclose that they cannot! It's a cheap trick and a lie....and I do not like it!
Dr. Rankin forms her own opinions why attitudes affect health and covers the ideas of placebos and nocebos in good detail. What doctors tell their patients can be critical to the outcomes. Good stuff. (and fire negative docs, they are not healers) Her hanging the why of the process on the relaxation response seems flimsy at best. There's a whole lot more going on that.
There's a program to build a healthier attitudinal lifestyle that might work if anybody actually followed it. As a retired psychologist I find that almost nobody actually follows the steps laid out in self-help books. That's why there's always a market for the next book. It's much easier to just read than do the work to get better