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Health and healing

Author: Andrew Weil
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. and updated]View all editions and formats
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America's "maverick doctor", Andrew Weil, speaks out on alternative medicine, one of the hottest subjects of the '80s. Astonishing conclusions result as Dr. Weil predicts changes in our understanding  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weil, Andrew.
Health and healing.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1988
(OCoLC)756449950
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Weil
ISBN: 0395362008 9780395362006 0395344301 9780395344309
OCLC Number: 17614238
Notes: Edition statement from cover.
Description: viii, 296 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A homeopathic cure? --
Like cures like, and less is more --
Why does homeopathy work? --
Health as wholeness, wholeness as perfection --
Health as wholeness, wholeness as balance --
Ten principles of health and illness --
The nature of healing --
Allopathic medicine I : physicians and surgeons --
Allopathic medicine II : Materia Medica --
Allopathic medicine III : sins of omission --
Some medical heresies : osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy --
Chinese medicine --
Shamanism, mind cures, and faith healing --
Psychic healing --
Holistic medicine --
Quackery --
What do all these therapeutic systems have in common? --
Why warts fall off --
The placebo response --
Medical treatments as active placebos --
Powers of the mind and the problem of harnessing them --
What doctors can learn from physicists --
New medicine for a new century.
Responsibility: Andrew Weil.

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