- Paperback: 592 pages
- Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company; 1 edition (January 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1571741682
- ISBN-13: 978-1571741684
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,809,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Physician: Medicine and the Unsuspected Battle for Human Freedom 1st Edition
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Leviton presents some startling answers in his comprehensive and fascinating new book, Physician -- The Midwest Book Review
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For more than two centuries, conventional and alternative medicine have struggled for control of health care. As alternative medicine has gained acceptance, many people have awakened to the fact that this is a struggle over money and market share.
But in "Physician", noted health journalist Richard Leviton argues that the real stakes are far higher. He argues that this is a battle for human freedom, the freedom to wake up and spiritually evolve as an individual, and says that medical practices can be catalysts for your spiritual awakening--or can oppose it. Therefore the doctor's true role takes on a greater importance than ever before, since physicians can either support or hinder your spiritual development.
In an empassioned argument that is at once metaphysical and practical, philosophical and therapeutic, "Physician" outlines the fundamental differences between conventional and alternative medicine, explaining how each approach fosters an attitude about consciousness and the environment, about the body and the world. In meticulous detail, "Physician" shows how alternative medicine works with the intricate energy connections linking our thoughts with our body and our body with the natural world, and how consciousness can heal and change the world--all of which conventional medicine denies.
Ultimately, "Physician" empowers health care consumers to make deeply informed choices about their medical care, understanding fully the physical and spiritual risks and benefits.
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Why then did modern medical techniques become favored over time-tested and traditional methods? Richard Leviton presents some startling answers to this in his comprehensive and fascinating new book, Physician.
Leviton explores "the consequences to the human body, mind, and spirit of medical treatment under one or the other medical approach." He concludes that "conventional medicine operates in a way contrary to spiritual unfolding and at this point in Western history is a prime obstacle to healthy human soul life."
He's not condemning individual doctors, but rather the current system of allowing business interests and politics to dictate medical policy. Medical care today is a trillion dollar business, and it's a business protected from competition and free choice. He says that "freedom of choice is available in most areas of American life except medicine."
Leviton further says that the struggle between conventional and alternative practices is only part of deeper battle for control of the human soul. In discussing this, he delves into the environment, philosophy, karma, emotions, the real reasons for illness, and spiritual growth. He includes quotes, statistics, and research to document his assertions.
The author of six previous books, Leviton is widely respected in the field of alternative medicine and natural health journalism. When reading Physician, "be prepared to take a much larger view of life than one would expect in a discussion of medicine." Readers who do so will learn what, and why, constitutes good health care for their body, mind, and spirit.