The Cure Within: A History of Mind-body Medicine

The Cure Within: A History of Mind-body Medicine

by Anne Harrington
ISBN-10:
0393333973
ISBN-13:
9780393333978
Pub. Date:
02/16/2009
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

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Overview

The Cure Within: A History of Mind-body Medicine

"A splendid history of mind-body medicine...a book that desperately needed to be written." —Jerome Groopman, New York TimesIs stress a deadly disease on the rise in modern society? Can mind-body practices from the East help us become well? When it comes to healing, we believe we must look beyond doctors and drugs; we must look within ourselves. Faith, relationships, and attitude matter.But why do we believe such things? From psychoanalysis to the placebo effect to meditation, this vibrant cultural history describes mind-body healing as rooted in a patchwork of stories, allowing us to make new sense of our suffering and to rationalize new treatments and lifestyles.

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ISBN-13: 9780393333978
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/16/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 334,335
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction Stories, Science, and Culture under the Skin 15

Chapter One The Power of Suggestion 31

Chapter Two The Body That Speaks 67

Chapter Three The Power of Positive Thinking 103

Chapter Four Broken by Modern Life 139

Chapter Five Healing Ties 175

Chapter Six Eastward Journeys 205

Conclusion Making Sense of Mind-Body Medicine 243

Notes 257

Select Bibliography 299

Index 323

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