Mind over medicine : scientific proof that you can heal yourself

by Rankin, Lissa, 1969-

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AS SEEN ON NATIONAL PUBLIC TELEVISION We've been led to believe that when we get sick, it's our genetics. Or it's just bad luck--and doctors alone hold the keys to optimal health. For years, Lissa Rankin, M.D., believed the same. But when her own health started to suffer, and she turned to Western medical treatments, she found that they not only failed to help; they made her worse. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body's innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind. In an attempt to better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself for over 50 years. Using extraordinary cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body's physiology. She lays out the scientific data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body's self-healing processes. In the final section of the book, you'll be introduced to a radical new wellness model based on Dr. Rankin's scientific findings. Her unique six-step program will help you uncover where things might be out of whack in your life--spiritually, creatively, environmentally, nutritionally, and in your professional and personal relationships--so that you can create a customized treatment plan aimed at bolstering these health-promoting pieces of yourlife. You'll learn how to listen to your body's "whispers" before they turn to life-threatening "screams" that can be prevented with proper self-care, and you'll learn how to trust your inner guidance when making decisions about your health and your life. By the time you finish Mind Over Medicine, you'll have made your own Diagnosis, written your own Prescription, and created a clear action plan designed to help you make your body ripe for miracles.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Recent diatribes against the forthcoming DSM-5 have called for medical professionals to put down the book from time to time and look patients in the eye. Rankin takes it one step further and tells folks to look inside to heal themselves, both mentally and physically. After years of working in a traditional medical setting and dealing with her own failing health, Rankin undertook extensive research into the medical literature of the past 50 years and discovered the true power of an optimistic outlook on the body's ability to heal itself. But it's difficult work being an optimist-it requires faith in one's abilities to heal, and it necessitates a serious attitude adjustment. As such-and always with the skeptics in mind-Rankin walks readers through self-assessment techniques, methods of self-diagnosis, and how to plan a "prescription" for going forward. She does not dismiss the benefits of modern medicine; rather, she urges patients and health care providers to seek mind and body solutions in order to secure the best care possible. Rankin's insightful and compassionate treatise may not convince everyone, but it's a refreshing alternative to a handful of pills. Agent: Michele Martin, CSG Literary Partners/MDM Management. (May 1) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Mental healing.
Spiritual healing.
Mind and body therapies.
Publisher Calsbad, Calif. :Hay House, Inc.,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xxiv, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-252).
ISBN 9781401939984 (hbk.)
1401939988 (hbk.)
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