Radical Healing: Integrating the World's Great Therapeutic Traditions to Create a New Transformative Medicine

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This book offers nothing less than a new vision of medical care. Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., has created a unique, integrative blending of the primary holistic schools of healing that is far more potent than any one of these alone. Rudolph Ballentine is a medical doctor who became intrigued by the workings of mind-body medicine and looked beyond the West in his search for understanding. Drawing on thirty years of medical study and practice, Dr. Ballentine has accomplished a singular feat: integrating the wisdom of ...
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Overview

This book offers nothing less than a new vision of medical care. Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., has created a unique, integrative blending of the primary holistic schools of healing that is far more potent than any one of these alone. Rudolph Ballentine is a medical doctor who became intrigued by the workings of mind-body medicine and looked beyond the West in his search for understanding. Drawing on thirty years of medical study and practice, Dr. Ballentine has accomplished a singular feat: integrating the wisdom of the great traditional healing systems - especially Ayurveda, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine. European and Native American herbology, nutrition, psychotherapy, and bodywork. Melded together, the profound principles buried in these systems become clearer and stronger, and a new level of effectiveness becomes possible. Healing and reorganization are accelerated and deepened - physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
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Alternative medicine is hot right now, so it is not surprising to see that Ballentine has combined six alternative techniques — Ayurveda, conscious nutrition, Chinese medicine, body and energy work, homeopathy and cell salts, and flower essences — into a single, integrated system. Ballentine is director of the Center for Holistic Medicine.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780609601372
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/16/1999
  • Pages: 612
  • Product dimensions: 9.46 (w) x 6.52 (h) x 1.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Trained at Duke University, Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., created and directs the Center for Holistic Medicine in New York City. He has written a number of books, including the classic work Diet and Nutrition. Physician, psychiatrist, herbalist, Ayurvedic practitioner, homeopath, and teacher, Dr. Ballentine provides a model for the health practitioner of the future.
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From Section one: Nature's Medicinals

Back in 1972, when I began my search for a better approach to health and illness, one of the first books I acquired was American Indian Medicine, by Virgil Vogel. I pored over the descriptions of how different tribes used common plants, many of which I had known growing up in the woods and fields of the rural South. I was fascinated by the notion that nature could heal, and I felt in my bones the power of that truth.

By early 1973 I was in Lahore, Pakistan, sitting beside a hakeem, a practitioner of traditional Unani medicine, in his indoor/outdoor consulting booth at the edge of a dusty street. Surrounding him were shelves of hand-labeled bottles holding exotic compounds that had been patiently ground in a mortar and pestle. A year later, when I began my training in Ayurveda and homeopathy, I discovered the subtlety and complexity of such natural medicinals and the power they had, not merely to relieve suffering, but to catalyze personal growth and transformation.

After returning to America, I hauled around my kit of remedies and potions, offering them hesitantly and with some embarrassment to friends and patients. Today, nature's medicinals are quite in vogue, popping up everywhere--shiny new versions of those myriad little bottles fill shelf after shelf in health-food stores and even pharmacies. They come from many parts of the world and reflect a variety of therapeutic schools. The most widely available are herbs, homeopathics, cell salts, and flower essences.

Though each of these classes of natural remedies has its own breed of practitioner, a common thread runs through them: they are all lifted from the sameliving matrix that nurtures and sustains us human beings. As a result, such medicinals tend to convey complex, natural, informational patterns that can be used by the human system to reprogram the body and mind. Because these medicinals come from the larger biosphere, they encourage the kind of personal reorganization and spiritual evolution that is congruous with an overall shift toward a healthier planet. They heal us into a wholeness with Nature.

Though all of the medicinals we will explore here have the capacity to promote change and reorganization, each type provides a distinct therapeutic "angle," with herbs being used most often to affect organ systems, homeopathics for rebalancing the overall "vital force," and flower essences for addressing the dilemmas of the mind. Understanding the principles that govern the use of each class will allow you to learn to use its basic remedies and, if you wish, to stock and apply the home medicine kit detailed in Section V. Meanwhile, your personal experience with the transformational effects of natural remedies will provide a foundation for much of what you'll learn in the rest of this book.

1: Herbal Traditions

Dr. A. came into the Center for Holistic Medicine in New York City looking sallow and breathing heavily. It had been all he could do to get himself there. He was exhausted and sick, but relieved to have made it. "I left the hospital," he said. "They told me not to, but I did anyway. I couldn't deal with all the tests and medications."

Dr. A. was a psychoanalyst of the old school. He had escaped Vienna as the Nazis arrived, and had come to America already middle-aged. Starting over in New York was no small challenge. In order to open professional doors that would otherwise have been closed to a man his age, he simply told everyone that he was ten years younger than he was. With his energy and determination, he was questioned by no one, and he'd become quite successful.

But now, at the age of eighty-six, it was all catching up with him: the cumulative professional responsibilities, the rapid tempo of New York City, and a physical constitution that had never been very strong. Under the stress of trying to maintain the pace of a younger man, all his systems had begun to fail. He was admitted to the hospital with a laundry list of complaints including anemia, chest pain, and a bloated abdomen. Whether it was due to the barrage of invasive tests he was put through there or the side effects of strong medications, he found his strength ebbing alarmingly. So he signed out "against medical advice" and retreated to his cottage on Cape Cod. After recovering enough to travel again, he came in to see me.

I looked at his swollen ankles, listened to the moist sounds in his chest, and said, "You're in heart failure!" His heart was letting fluids accumulate in his lungs and legs. "You've got to go back into the hospital . . ." I began to explain patiently. "Oh no!" he interrupted, mustering more intensity than I thought him capable of at the moment. "I'll die at home first." Hospitalization was out of the question; he'd already done that, he insisted, and it had nearly killed him.
Two and a half hours from the city was the Himalayan Institute, where we did residential holistic therapy programs. We weren't set up for intensive care, but he couldn't remain at home. Soon I installed him there and he started on a holistic program.

By the second day of his stay, I was nervous. Dr. A. wasn't getting any better. His condition was serious, and it was becoming obvious that the diet and exercise regimens we offered weren't going to do the trick. I pulled down my Scudder's textbook of Eclectic Medicine, published in the 1800s, and studied the various herbal remedies that had been used for heart failure. I didn't dare give him digitalis unless it fit his symptoms precisely. If it did fit, a small dose would turn him around. If it didn't, the dose needed to get results could be dangerous, since foxglove, the plant from which the digitalis leaf is taken, is quite poisonous. Unfortunately, it didn't fit. Digitalis works well when there's a slow pulse, but his pulse was fast. That, along with his bloated abdomen and fluid accumulation, pointed me in the direction of convallaria, the common name of which is lily of the valley.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Origins of a New Vision 1
Sect. 1 Nature's Medicinals 17
1 Herbal Traditions 19
2 Homeopathic Remedies and Cell Salts 51
3 Flower Remedies 105
Sect. 2 Self-Assessment 119
4 The Meaning of Diagnosis 121
5 Body Maps: Techniques for Self-Diagnosis 150
6 Multilevel Diagnosis and Constitution: What's Your Mind-Body Type? 179
Sect. 3 Foundation Stones 213
7 Nutrition 216
8 Detox: A Lighter and Clearer You 270
9 Movement and Exercise 335
Sect. 4 Energy and Consciousness 379
10 Energy and Breath 382
11 Healing as Transformation 431
12 Reweaving 458
Sect. 5 Resources 501
13 Self-Help Index and Home Medicine Kit 503
14 Guide to the Further Study of Holistic Medicine 528
15 Products and Services 572
Glossary 575
Endnotes 580
General Index 603
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