Timeless Healing the Power and Biology of Belief

Timeless Healing the Power and Biology of Belief

by Herbert Benson, Marg Stark
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568953666

ISBN-13: 9781568953663

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Cengage Gale

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…  See more details below

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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. 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568953663
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Pages:
417
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword11
1A Search for Something That Lasts13
2Remembered Wellness25
3The Nature of Belief47
4The Brain's Prerogative65
5Medicine's Spiritual Crisis97
6The Relaxation Response123
7The Faith Factor and the Spiritual Experience119
8Faith Heals169
9Wired for God193
10Optimal Medicine, Optimal Health219
11Trust Your Instincts, Trust Your Doctor241
12The Ills of Information257
13Timeless Healing283
A Disclosure of Belief305
Appendix: Relaxation Audio- and Videotapes307
References313
Index341

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