The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine
"A splendid history of mind-body medicine...a book that desperately needed to be written." —Jerome Groopman, New York Times
Is stress a deadly disease on the rise in modern society? Can mind-body practices from the East help us become well? When it comes to healing, we believe we must look beyond doctors and drugs; we must look within ourselves. Faith, relationships, and attitude matter.
But why do we believe such things? From psychoanalysis to the placebo effect to meditation, this vibrant cultural history describes mind-body healing as rooted in a patchwork of stories, allowing us to make new sense of our suffering and to rationalize new treatments and lifestyles.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gratefulyoga - LibraryThing
Like any human endeavor, mind-body medicine has a history which can help us make sense of the present. The author highlights 6 different narratives that have shaped our understanding (and even our ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kerowackie - LibraryThing
Harrington is chair of the History of Science Dept. at Harvard and this is a necessary, often skeptical look at what is currently called complimentary medicine. The chapter on meditation and the so ... Read full review