Love, Miracles and Animal Healing: A Veterinarian's Journey from Physical Medicine to Spiritual Understanding

Love, Miracles and Animal Healing: A Veterinarian's Journey from Physical Medicine to Spiritual Understanding

by Allen M. Schoen, Pam Proctor
     
 

In this inspiring new book, Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing, Dr. Allen M. Schoen, a renowned and widely respected veterinarian, shares healing secrets he has learned from patients as diverse as a wounded hawk, a rabbit who showed him how love can conquer death, and a German shepherd brought back to life after going into cardiac arrest. Dr. Schoen's groundbreaking… See more details below

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In this inspiring new book, Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing, Dr. Allen M. Schoen, a renowned and widely respected veterinarian, shares healing secrets he has learned from patients as diverse as a wounded hawk, a rabbit who showed him how love can conquer death, and a German shepherd brought back to life after going into cardiac arrest. Dr. Schoen's groundbreaking insights are the products not of one man's fancy but of his frustration with the limitations of conventional medicine. While other vets pronounce a death sentence on seemingly hopeless cases, Schoen has never been content just to "put the dog down," or "ship the cow," or "put the horse out of his misery." Instead, he has pushed beyond conventional medical wisdom to chart new courses of healing. And time and time again, he has discovered that the deep spiritual relationship that develops between him and his animal patients, between owners and their pets, and even between animals themselves is a vital part of the healing process.

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Library Journal
Examples from Schoen's veterinary practice describe the value of bonding between owner and pet and between animals of different species (love), the usefulness of alternative methods of treatment (miracles), and the (healing) effects of compassion, gratitude, and companionship. Acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal remedies are described in detail, but the author frequently points out the importance of proper diagnosis and application of alternative treatments either by or at the direction of a veterinarian because of the possible need for concurrent antibiotic or other standard therapy and the dangers of using some herbal remedies at incorrect doses. Schoen's heartwarming bonding stories and his presentation of alternative methods of treatment in their proper perspectives makes this a good choice for pet collections.-A. Louis Shor, DVM, Veterinary Consultant, Mt. Laurel, N.J.
Denise Perry Donavin
Schoen is an American James Herriot with a difference: instead of gradually growing into the use of antibiotics and the wonders of technology (as Herriot did), Schoen was taught all about powerful healing drugs in school. But he believed that what was missing in modern veterinary education was the caring and spiritual understanding. He mastered all the technology, then, through his practice, gradually learned that, at times, folk remedies, affection, acupuncture, and other holistic methods are more effective than a jar of pills or surgery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684802077
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
05/05/1995
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.90(d)

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