Planet Medicine: Modalities / Edition 7

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Richard Grossinger has written a classic. He is that rarest of writers, one who combines spiritual sensitivity with enormous intellectual understanding and a style of great clarity and elegance."- Andrew Harvey"Planet Medicine is a must read for all who are interested in health care, what it is, what is was, and what it must do in order to survive. Grossinger has done a masterful job of covering an immense field of information."- John E. Upledger"The author places the individual and the disease in the broadest possible context, and introduces a fresh or forgotten notion of illness as a crucible in which the individual must reassess his or her own life and its social contexts."- Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556433917
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 9/2/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 650
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Grossinger was born in New York City in 1944. He received a B.A. from Amherst College in 1966 and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan in 1975. He is the author of many books, including The Night Sky, Embryogenesis, and Homeopathy: An Introduction for Skeptics and Beginners. He lives with his wife Lindy Hough in Berkeley, California.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Pt. I Symbols
Introduction : the multicultural basis of medicine 3
Ch. 1 Spirit healing 25
Ch. 2 Healing, language, and sexuality 81
Pt. II Somatics
Ch. 3 Background to somatics 141
Ch. 4 Ground systems 179
Ch. 5 Osteopathy and chiropractic 247
Ch. 6 Non-Western influences on manual medicine 341
Ch. 7 Contemporary systems 385
Pt. III Health plans
Ch. 8 The spectrum of healing 421
Ch. 9 Beyond ideology 477
Ch. 10 The politics and spirituality of medicine 519
Epilogue : planet medicine 543
App The Seven Laws of Cure 579
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