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Timeless healing : the power and biology of belief

Author: Herbert Benson; Marg Stark
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 1996.
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In this life-changing new book, Timeless Healing, Herbert Benson, MD, explores the intersection between objective science and the mystifying power of the human spirit. In Timeless Healing, Dr. Benson shows how affirming beliefs, particularly belief in a higher power, make a critical contribution to our physical health. In essence, Dr. Benson's message is that our bodies are wired for God.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Benson, Herbert, 1935-
Timeless healing.
New York, NY : Scribner, 1996
(DLC) 96003311
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Benson; Marg Stark
OCLC Number: 1036952344
Description: 1 online resource (350 pages)
Contents: A search for something that lasts --
Remembered wellness --
The nature of belief --
The brain's prerogative --
Medicine's spiritual crisis --
The relaxation response --
The faith factor and the spiritual experience --
Faith heals --
Wired for god --
Optimal medicine, optimal health --
Trust your instincts, trust your doctor --
The ills of information --
Timeless healing --
A disclosure of belief --
Appendix: Relaxation audio-and videotapes.
Responsibility: Herbert Benson with Marg Stark.
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Abstract:

In this life-changing new book, Timeless Healing, Herbert Benson, MD, explores the intersection between objective science and the mystifying power of the human spirit. In Timeless Healing, Dr. Benson shows how affirming beliefs, particularly belief in a higher power, make a critical contribution to our physical health. In essence, Dr. Benson's message is that our bodies are wired for God.

The key to Timeless Healing is what Dr. Benson calls remembered wellness - a concept that may revolutionize the way health care is practiced in the Western world. A Harvard physician who has conducted scientific research for thirty years, Dr. Benson explains how he became convinced that humans are genetically encoded with a need for and nourishment from faith. He documents that when people call upon faith, they activate neurologic pathways for self-healing. Detailing the scientific evidence, Dr. Benson clearly shows how anyone, along with a caring physician or healer, can tap into a reservoir of remembered wellness to affect and cure up to 90 percent of medical complaints.

Acknowledging Western medicine's deficits when it comes to appreciating faith and the human spirit, Dr. Benson does not dismiss modern health care out of hand. Instead, he proposes practical ways in which patients and the medical community can make faith an integral part of health care, and he explores the merits of unconventional medicine. He proposes a balanced treatment approach drawing upon all components of health caremedications, medical procedures, and self-care that includes remembered wellness.

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