Mind Over Medicine

Mind Over Medicine

Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself

Book - 2013
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"Clinical trials show that up to 80 percent of patients given a placebo heal themselves with the power of the mind alone. But how? There is documented evidence that beliefs, thoughts, and feelings can cure the body. And this book not only reveals the data from mainstream medical journals; it tells you step-by-step how you can implement this knowledge to make your body ripe for spontaneous remission or disease prevention. For years, pioneers in the medical community have been extolling the virtues of the mind's power to heal the body. Yet their insights into the connection between our physiological states and our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have long been dismissed by modern medicine as New-Age quackery and pseudoscience. Until now, few have made a definitive, scientifically-documented case that the mind indeed has the power to prevent illness and even cure the body. Intrigued but skeptical that the mind could heal the body, Western-trained physician Lissa Rankin, M.D. pored over hundreds of objectively evaluated, peer-reviewed studies from medical journals to find proof not just that thoughts and feelings originating in the mind can heal the body, but also that there are clear physiological mechanisms explaining how this happens. In short, the body is equipped with natural self-repair mechanisms that the mind has the power to flip on or off. In Mind Over Medicine, she explains how this process works, proves with extraordinary case studies from the medical literature that it does, and teaches practical techniques you can use to activate the body's natural self-healing mechanisms, while shutting off the processes that predispose to illness. She also guides you through the process of uncovering where you might be making unhealthy choices, not just in your diet, exercise program, and sleep habits, but in your relationships, your professional life, your creative life, your spiritual life, and more- so that you can create a customized treatment plan "The Prescription" aimed at bolstering all of these health-promoting aspects of your life. By expanding your definition of health and healing and implementing practices that turn off what Harvard researcher Walter Cannon termed "the stress response" and activating what Dr. Herbert Benson termed "the relaxation response," you can prevent or even reverse diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain, even cancer. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Calsbad, Calif. : Hay House, Inc., 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781401939984
Characteristics: xxiv, 259 p. ; 24 cm.


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Nov 07, 2017

Insightful, great perspective on the doctor's role in healing in addition to our 'prescription' for asking the hard questions and facing the truth of why we might be ill. Helpful questions included to guide "writing your own prescription."

I have read other books that are of a similar topic, the information is mind-blowing, to say the least, but much more difficult to put into practice. I've added this book to my list titled Module6_AvidCoffeeDrinkerSAIT.

Jun 16, 2017

Yes, this doctor understands/knows more than her peers. She is a valuable asset.

Mar 26, 2017

Dr. Lissa Rankin presents very distinct correspondences between the mind / body connection. She is not re-inventing the wheel and it’s more than theory and persuasive essay writing as she refers to documented scientific studies, then applies these findings to anecdotal examples. Very often Rankin uses instances from her own journey into debilitating health which eventually inspired this research. Despite the scientific grounding, she presents it in plain (even slangy) language and, in the end, helpfully includes a “how-to” create a personalized preventative health plan. I didn’t need much convincing but I liked the reassurance of the back-up studies and the kick in the mental butt to delve into my own issues.

Jun 01, 2016

Yes, finally a medical doctor explaining how our health care system has become corrupt and creates harm to us as patients. She has started a grass roots movement to bring back integrity and real patient care to the health care system here is this country and upgrade physicians training to learning how to care for patients, the real meaning of healing and curing and actually helping patients get well. A must read!!


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