Planet Medicine: Modalities / Edition 7

Planet Medicine: Modalities / Edition 7

by Peter Levine
     
 

Planet Medicine is a major work by an anthropologist who looks at medicine in a broad context. In this edition, additions to this classic text include a section on Reiki, a comparison of types of palpation used in healing, updates on craniosacral therapy, and a means of understanding how different alternative medicines actually work. Illustrated throughout,

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Planet Medicine is a major work by an anthropologist who looks at medicine in a broad context. In this edition, additions to this classic text include a section on Reiki, a comparison of types of palpation used in healing, updates on craniosacral therapy, and a means of understanding how different alternative medicines actually work. Illustrated throughout, this is the standard on the history, philosophy, and anthropology of this subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556433917
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
09/02/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
650
Product dimensions:
7.41(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Pt. ISymbols
Introduction : the multicultural basis of medicine3
Ch. 1Spirit healing25
Ch. 2Healing, language, and sexuality81
Pt. IISomatics
Ch. 3Background to somatics141
Ch. 4Ground systems179
Ch. 5Osteopathy and chiropractic247
Ch. 6Non-Western influences on manual medicine341
Ch. 7Contemporary systems385
Pt. IIIHealth plans
Ch. 8The spectrum of healing421
Ch. 9Beyond ideology477
Ch. 10The politics and spirituality of medicine519
Epilogue : planet medicine543
AppThe Seven Laws of Cure579

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