The cutting edge of medicine today is not to be found in invasive therapies like drugs and surgeries. It is in the disciplines that used to be regarded as "soft" medicine: prayer, intention, energy healing, acupressure, and similar therapies. Overwhelming evidence from hundreds of scientific studies are showing that these safe, non-invasive approaches are often more effective, sometimes many times more effective, than conventional medicine. Two of the pioneers in the field, Dr. Norman Shealy, founder of the American Holistic Medical Association and world-famous neurosurgeon, and Dr. Dawson Church, one of the foremost writers and researchers in vibrational healing, and the editor or author of many books on the subject, explain the fundamentals of energy medicine, its many applications to common ailments, and the latest scientific research.
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About the Author
Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose best-selling book, The Genie in Your Genes, has been hailed as a breakthrough in the field of epigenetics. He has published numerous scientific papers, with a focus on the remarkable self-healing mechanisms now emerging at the intersection of emotion and gene expression. He applies these breakthroughs to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe.com, which is one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web. He was educated at Baylor University and Holos University, where he earned his doctorate under the tuition of Harvard-trained neurosurgeon Norm Shealy, MD, PhD, with whom he co-authored Soul Medicine: Awakening Your Inner Blueprint for Abundant Health and Energy. He is editor emeritus of the peer-reviewed journal Energy Psychology: Theory, Research & Treatment, and founded the nonprofit National Institute for Integrative Healthcare to research and train practitioners in energy psychology. He works with businesses and sports teams to achieve peak performance; he no longer accepts private clients but instead refers them to the certified practitioners at EFT Universe.
Table of Contents
The Trail of Miraculous Cures
The Convergence of Spirit and Science 13
The Blueprint of Perfect Health 29
A Physician's Search for Sacred Healing 41
Magic Precedes Science 49
Outstanding Healers of Our Time 61
Characteristics of a Master Healer 91
The Soul's Historical Primacy in Healing
Soul, Mind and Medicine in History 111
Re-Sacralyzing Healing 125
Sparking Spirit's Healing Flame 135
Your Personal Soul Connection Inventory 153
Soul Medicine as Primary Care 167
A Quantum Brain in a Neuroplastic Universe 185
Energy, Electricity and Therapy
The Bodymind Electric 195
Shifting the Pain Paradigm 221
Unzipping Chronic and Autoimmune Conditions 233
Soul Medicine of the Future
How To Find Your Ideal Practitioner 245
Mainstreaming Soul Medicine 255
Soul: Medicine of the Future 271
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Energy healing starts with opening your mind. Energy follows thoughts and intentions are everything. Shealy, a neurosurgeon and Dawson, a clinical researcher, explains how future medicine can be more about the mind and spirit and less about medications! This book is well researched, well written and encapsulates the history of energy healing, its mechanisms, and a "how to" self-help tool for your own personal growth. There is a fabulous chapter on how acupuncture works in electromagnetic terms. "Magic precedes science." I was fascinated to read about outstanding healers of our time in conjunction with medical research proving the effectiveness of energy trials. The book has many clinical and case studies that will educate you, and keep you turning pages for more information. It's packed with interesting and empowering information to help you learn more. I thought I knew a lot about the mind, body, spirit, but was happy to discover new variations on the theme. This book is useful to the layperson, the medical community and anyone discouraged and dissatisfies with their western medicine protocols. Life can be so much more and this book discusses how and why. Great read! This was a complimentary review copy.
In North America, where there is much talk of the healthcare crisis, we clearly need a new paradigm. Many cultures today, including some branches of so-called Western medicine, are beginning to recognize that healing the body is essentially connected with healing the mind, the emotions and the spirit. Research into the ancient history of sacred healing explains how this works and how the contemporary healer can apply these principles, often reducing the need for invasive surgeries and powerful drugs. As a cancer survivor, I found Soul Medicine to be an inspiring book that offers hope as it describes energy healing and its applications for the average reader. It is a particularly encouraging read for anyone who is grappling with chronic illness, simply interested in good health, or who is care taking a suffering friend or family member. Western medicine has limits and a new consciousness can often take us beyond those limits. Through their own clinical examples, authors Shealy and Church, a neurosurgeon and health researcher respectively, show us how we can all access such healing and improve our lives. They also cite clinical studies that show improved recovery time and greater instances of complete healing in surgical patients who are given various forms of energy healing, once their allopathic treatment is completed. In spite of the research and thousands of anecdotal accounts, the authors point out that Western medicine is slow to recognize or even acknowledge what many patients know to be true - that the body is made to heal and that each of us has an "inner blueprint" that will take us back to physical health, if the mind and spirit receive the right kind of support. One section of the book is devoted to actions the authors believe will accelerate the pace of change and how soul medicine will look in the future. They write: "The pendulum has only begun its swing in the direction of soul medicine. The forces adding momentum to its movement are the exhaustion of the old system, its impossible costs, its inability to treat many systemic conditions, its lack of soul, and the enthusiasm of patients for soul medicine." This book, while definitely engaging for the average reader, is actually the prescription for our healthcare crisis. It ought to be required reading for our government health departments, doctors and medical students as well.