Challenging the Assumptions of Conventional Health CareBook - 2010
According to the author, modern medicine has perfected the short term technical repair of the physical body at the expense of the long term psychological and spiritual well being of the whole person. In this work he examines this issue and provides a blueprint for wellness and a guide for those seeking deeper and more lasting healing. The book draws on a range of fields: physics, philosophy, Jungian thought, shamanism, alchemy, Eastern thought, Western esotericism, sustainability, orthodox medicine, to create a green medical paradigm that represents a powerful integrative medical perspective. The author includes case histories from his own practice with concepts from alternative and Western medicine in order to address a number of crucial questions: What are the personal and environmental costs to the overuse of pharmaceutical drugs? ; Is conventional medicine as scientific as it claims to be? ; How can conventional doctors and alternative healers begin to work together? ; How can individuals transform medicine and become participants in their own healthcare? This work blends a philosophy of healing, ecological consciousness, and spirituality with a critique of conventional medicine and provides a new vision of health care that includes the best of orthodox medical and holistic healing methods, and offers a practical and philosophical basis for building a viable green alternative that draws on the inherent unity of body, heart, mind, soul, and nature. -- Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, c2010.
Branch Call Number: 610.1 Malerba
Characteristics: 403 p. ;,ill. ;,23 cm.