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Author Rankin, Lissa, 1969- author

Title Mind over medicine : scientific proof you can heal yourself / Lissa Rankin, M.D
Edition First edition
Published Calsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2013
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Contents Believe yourself well. The shocking truth about your health beliefs ; The surefire way to make yourself sick and prevent disease remission ; The healing factor that can make all the difference -- Treat your mind. Redefining health ; Loneliness poisons the body ; Death by overwork ; Happiness is preventive medicine ; How to counteract the stress response -- Write the prescription. Radical self-care ; Six steps to healing yourself -- Appendix A. 8 tips for how to be in your body -- Appendix B. Lissa's personal self-healing diagnosis -- Appendix C. Lissa's personal prescription -- Continue your self-healing journey
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Mental healing.
Mind and body therapies.
Spiritual healing.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1401940005 (electronic bk.)
9781401940003 (electronic bk.)