Reinventing Medicine

Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing


Author: Larry Dossey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061865702

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 616

Larry Dossey forever changed our understanding of the healing process with his phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Healing Words. Now the man considered on of the pioneers of mind/body medicine provides the scientific and medical proof that the spiritual dimension works in therapeutic treatment, exploding the boundaries of the healing arts with his most powerful book yet.

Reinventing Medical Practice

Care Delivery that Satisfies Doctors, Patients, and the Bottom Line


Author: R. Clay Burchell,Howard Lee Smith,Neill Finnes Piland

Publisher: Medical Group Management Assn

ISBN: 9781568291789

Category: Medical

Page: 301

View: 5870

The time is right for an enlightened model of health care delivery. The authors of this breakthrough text offer an approach to patient care that is physician-based, patient-centered, financially viable, quality driven and managed by visionary leaders. Calling for collaboration among health care executives, physicians and support staff, the model illustrates how medical practices can deliver quality, cost-effective patient care with kindness and caring.

Essential Self-Care for Caregivers and Helpers


Author: N.A

Publisher: Primedia E-launch LLC

ISBN: 0976646951


Page: N.A

View: 8664

Do you often daydream and muse on how wonderful it would be for someone to regularly be attending to YOUR needs? Do you spend a large part of each day helping others to feel better? This book may challenge your old patterns of thinking but following Brockman’s Primary Directive to take care of yourself first, your life will start to transform and your health and well-being will begin to shift in a healing direction. Howard Brockman, LCSW has written his second book, this time emphasizing the importance of self-care for the legions of people supporting and taking care of others. While there are books that have been written about the challenges to professionals such as social workers, nurses and psychologists to becoming burned out, Brockman’s book is written also for the millions of untrained non-professionals who are being recruited daily to care for their elderly parents. Do you fit into either of these categories? He describes the many influences that lead to compassion fatigue and becoming “infected” by the feelings of others. This is all about how unconscious empathy can take sensitive caregivers down a never-ending spiral to adrenal fatigue and depression. In Chapter 2, “Characteristics of High-Intensity Relaters,” Brockman describes the primary personality of those helpers whose currency is relationship and who easily fall prey to subtle energetic influences that erode their vital force. Externally referencing to others’ needs first tends to be one of their traits. Chapter 6, “Prevent Self-Sabotage,” is filled with practical ways to stay focused and positive while overcoming old, repetitive and negative inner chatter. Confronting your tyrannizing inner critic is never easy—Brockman tells you how. He identifies different types of “energy drainers” that use our energy to enliven themselves and deplete ours. He does a good job explaining how to create secure and persistent energetic boundaries with difficult and demanding people and other disruptive environments. This is perhaps the most important theme woven throughout the book, for the helper personality tends to not know how to say NO to requests from others. Learning how to establish reliable energetic boundaries is incredibly important for protecting against the interpersonal hazard he refers to as psychotoxic contamination that can become cumulative over time and generate serious long-term health consequences. Dark and heavy energy can settle into and invade the body to wreak havoc with one’s health and emotional stability. The good news is that you can effectively create these boundaries and more importantly, learn how to sustain them amidst the ongoing demands of the people you are helping. He spends a chapter on how to use specific energy psychology techniques for emergency self-care, providing fascinating case examples to illustrate how to prevent post-traumatic stress from building up to become PTSD. Brockman spends some time explaining the importance of optimizing your self-care by managing your chi, and how plants, the natural world and flower essences can support helpers to maintain their inner balance and overall harmony. In Chapter 11, “Making It Happen From Within,” you will discover well-described and powerful imagery techniques for manifesting positive self-care outcomes for yourself. Brockman then teaches you how to connect to and work with your inner guides for reliable personal and professional guidance. The power of a caregiver’s presence is highlighted in the concluding chapter, discussing how “being the blessing” actually creates collective coherence in the immediate caregiver’s environment and thus positively affects those who are being cared for. For readers who would like to measure and determine the degree of their own present health and well-being, there are two self-assessment checklists for high-intensity relaters in Appendix 2 that can also be downloaded from his website,

Not what the Doctor Ordered

How to End the Medical Monopoly in Pursuit of Managed Care


Author: Jeffrey C. Bauer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College


Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 2106

Inner Divinity


Author: Mara Bishop

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595407439

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

View: 6140

Inner divinity is the spirit you were born with. It underlies who you are today. By rediscovering your inner divinity, you hold the key to bringing balance, healing, and joy into your life. Author Mara Bishop, an intuitive and shamanic practitioner, shares much of the wisdom she's conveyed to clients over the past decade.Inner Divinity contains seven sections that contain exercises for using the concepts practically. Each section covers an area of life where you will benefit by engaging your sacred intelligence: your relationship with yourself, with other people, and with your environment, your intuition, your spiritual support, your health, and your future.Truly believing and understanding your divine nature is an ongoing process. Inner Divinity shares the personal story and realistic practices of one woman who, through discovering her inner divinity, found peace, power, and a life she loves.

Quantum Integral Medicine

Towards a New Science of Healing and Human Potential


Author: Michael Wayne

Publisher: Ithink Books

ISBN: 9780976679707

Category: Self-Help

Page: 230

View: 8591

Is there an innate healing system within the body, capable of facilitating the healing process? And if so, what is the mechanism that triggers this potential? Many scientists, philosophers, healers, and spiritually minded people have asked these very same questions, and Dr. Michael Wayne has begun to address the answers. Although billions of dollars fuel the modern healthcare system, people are not getting healthier-the contrary seems to be the case. Modern medicine does not have a good track record with chronic ailments because these are more complicated, diverse, and unpredictable, and do not fit in with modern medicine's more linear approach that requires patterns that follow set rules. For this reason our current form of medicine has problems with many illnesses, even those as commonplace as the common cold.

MindBody Medicine

Foundations and Practical Applications


Author: Leo W. Rotan,Veronika Ospina-Kammerer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135925836

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

View: 7232

MindBody Medicine encapsulates a variety of interventions designed to change, strengthen, or enhance a patient’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to promote improved health and wellness. There has been a growing trend among professionals in the health care fields to better understand the mind-body connection. How do the body and mind interact and, more specifically, how can we use the energy of the mind to heal the body? Leo Rotan and Veronika Ospina-Kammerer have sifted through already existing works on this topic and compiled a comprehensive overview of this expanding field of study. As a result, MindBody Medicine provides students and practitioners in a range of health care professions with a guide to more fully understand the relationship between body and mind.

Healing Beyond The Body

Medicine and the Infinite Reach of the Mind


Author: Larry Dossey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748109102

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 9122

If modern medicine is truly to be a healing art, says Dr. Larry Dossey, it must embrace three ideas it has too long ignored. It must address not only our bodies, but our minds and spirits as well; it must deal not only with the mechanism of illness, but with its meaning; and it must recognize that our power to heal and be healed extends beyond our physical bodies. Bestselling author Dossey is one of the most influential spokespersons for the role of consciousness and spirituality in medicine. In these writings, he explores the relationship - often documented in extensive research - between science and 'unscientific' topics such as prayer, love, laughter, work, war, creativity, dreams and immortality. Does the mind produce consciousness - or transmit it? Why has job stress become a worldwide epidemic? Could war be a biological condition? Why is fishing good for your health? How can science study the effects of prayer? Dossey tackles all these questions and more. Some essays are funny, some sober, some inspirational. Each in its own way challenges us to examine ourselves and our health in a new and different light.

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention

Foundations and Evidence-Based Interventions


Author: Marc S. Micozzi, MD. PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103086

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 978

Provide whole care to your cancer patients with: Up-to-date information on the uses of diet, nutrition, and herbs Elucidations of the use of mind-body therapies such as Guided Imagery, Expressive Therapies, and spirituality Legal and medical guidance for incorporating Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Ayurvedic Medicine in cancer care According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (2004), up to 80% of cancer patients undergoing treatment by oncologists and radiation therapists also supplement their treatments with complementary and integrative medicines (CIM). Dr. Marc S. Micozzi has designed this text to provide a comprehensive resource for students and practitioners on the evidence for and applications of complementary, alternative, and integrative medical therapies. This is the first integrative oncology text for health professionals, and as such, it is essential reading for the incorporation of evidence-based practice into the care of patients with cancer and toward the prevention of cancer in the general population.

Man-made Medicine

Women's Health, Public Policy, and Reform


Author: Kary L. Moss

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822318163

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 3673

If not for the reproductive functions of women, would there be anything called women's health care? A review of medical literature, practice, and policy in this country would suggest that the answer is no. Offering a startling view of the current state of health care for women in the United States and laying the foundation for a new, widely defined women's medicine, Man-Made Medicine makes an urgent statement about gender bias in the medical establishment and its pernicious effects on the well-being of women and the care they receive. These essays by physicians, lawyers, activists, and scholars present a rare interdisciplinary approach to a complex set of issues. Gender stereotyping and bias in the collection, analysis, and reporting of scientific data and in the ways health-related news is covered by the media are examined. The exclusion of women from the health care policy-making process and the effect such exclusion has on the determination of priorities among potential areas of research are also explored. With discussions of the plight of specific populations of women whose health care needs are not being sufficiently met--for example, immigrants, prisoners, the mentally ill, or women with HIV/AIDS, disabilities, or reproductive health problems--this book considers matters of race and class within the parameters of gender as it builds a fundamental challenge to the existing health care system. A range of current reform proposals are also evaluated in terms of their potential impact on women. Suggesting no less than a radical rethinking of women's medicine, Man-Made Medicine gives essential direction to the discussions that will shape the future of health care in this country. It will be of great interest to a wide audience, including health care advocates, policymakers, scholars, and readers generally concerned with women's health issues. Contributors. Ellen Barry, Laurie Beck, Joan Bertin, Janet Calvo, Wendy Chavkin, Kay Dickersin, Abigail English, Elizabeth Fee, Carol Gill, Nancy Krieger, Joyce McConnell, Judy Norsigian, Ann Scales, Susan Stefan, Lauren Schnaper, Catherine Teare