Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself (REVISED EDITION)

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself (REVISED EDITION)

by Lissa Rankin M.D.
Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself (REVISED EDITION)

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself (REVISED EDITION)

by Lissa Rankin M.D.


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New York Times bestseller and beloved guide, revised and updated with up-to-the minute scientific and spiritual insight, teaches readers how to listen to their bodies and assess all areas of their lives—relational, psychological, creative, environmental, professional—to understand what they need for health.

"What a pleasure it is to see the next generation of physicians waking up to what I call real medicine—the kind that acknowledges our true power to heal and be well."
- Christiane Northrup, M.D., OB/GYN physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
When Mind Over Medicine was first published, it broke new ground in the fertile region where science and spirituality intersect. Through the process of restoring her own health, Dr. Lissa Rankin discovered that the conventional health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body's innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of our own consciousness.
To better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself for over 50 years. She shared her findings and laid out a practical plan for readers to heal themselves in this profoundly wise book—a New York Times bestseller and now a classic guide for people who are on a healing journey from illness, injury, or trauma.

In the years since then, Dr. Rankin has deepened her exploration of the world's healing tradition and her understanding of the healing power we hold within ourselves—if only we can tap into it. This revised edition of Mind Over Medicine reflects her latest research, evolving wisdom, and work with clients and students in her healing community, as well as with doctors and other healers in her Whole Health Medicine Institute.

Inside, readers will discover:

   • A thorough update of Dr. Rankin's signature Six Steps to Healing Yourself

   • New insight into how unresolved trauma can stand in the way of healing from chronic and life-threatening illnesses-and powerful tools we can use to heal it

   • How to tune in to our Inner Pilot Light for intuitive guidance in our healing

And much more

"The healing that is possible may be right here," Dr. Rankin writes, "closer than close, underneath all your efforting and striving, available if you are ready to humble yourself before this possibility and receive what awaits you."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401959883
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 06/09/2020
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 253,922
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Author Bio: Lissa Rankin, M.D., is a physician, the New York Times best-selling author of six books, a researcher of the phenomenon of "spontaneous" remission, an expert in the intersection of science and the sacred, and the founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, a transformational training program focusing on consciousness and healing for health-care providers and healers. The last seven years, she adventured around the globe researching Sacred Medicine,the follow-up to Mind Over Medicine. This journey down the rabbit hole led her to study with shamans in Peru, Qigong masters from China, Balinese healers, Native American medicine men and women, Hawaiian kahunas, mind-body medicine doctors, and energy healers, trauma therapists, and biofield scientists in her home country. Dr. Rankin's passion for self-healing led to two national public television specials, four TEDx talks that have been viewed over 5 million times, and an online community of people practicing the Six Steps To Healing Yourself at HealingSoulTribe.com. She leads workshops, both online and at retreat centers like Esalen, 1440, Omega, and Kripalu. Her latest philanthropic social justice project, Heal At Last, is committed to eliminating the public health epidemic of loneliness while bringing cutting-edge healing modalities to anyone who feels ready to do this deep inner work, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, or gender identity.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition xi

Introduction xix

Part 1 Optimize the Placebo Effect

Chapter 1 The Shocking Truth about Your Health Beliefs 3

Chapter 2 The Surefire Way to Make Yourself Sick and Prevent Disease Remission 23

Chapter 3 The Healing Factor That Can Make All the Difference 45

Part 2 Treat Your Mind

Chapter 4 The Whole Health Cairn 73

Chapter 5 Loneliness Poisons the Body 91

Chapter 6 Death by Overwork 113

Chapter 7 Happiness Is Preventive Medicine 133

Chapter 8 How to Counteract the Stress Response 165

Part 3 The Six Steps to Healing Yourself

Chapter 9 The Six Steps to Healing Yourself 185

Appendix A 8 Tips for How to Be in Your Body 257

Appendix B 10 Factors That Support Radical Remission 259

Continue Your Self-Healing Journey 261

Endnotes 263

Index 283

Acknowledgments 295

About the Author 299

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