Healing and the Mind

Healing and the Mind

Book - 1993
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Random House, Inc.
At last, the paperback edition of the monumental  best-seller (almost half a million copies in  print!) that has changed the way Americans think about  sickness and health -- the companion volume to the  landmark PBS series of the same name. In a  remarkably short period of time, Bill Moyers's  Healing And The Mind has become a  touchstone, shaping the debate over alternative medical  treatments and the role of the mind in illness and  recovery in a way that few books have in recent  memory. With almost half a million copies in print,  it is already a classic -- the most widely read  and influential book of its kind. In a series of  fascinating interviews with world-renowned experts  and laypeople alike, Bill Moyers explores the new  mind/body medicine. Healing And The  Mind shows how it is being practiced in the  treatment of stress, chronic disease, and neonatal  problems in several American hospitals; examines the  chemical basis of emotions, and their potential  for making us sick (and making us well); explores  the fusion of traditional Chinese medicine with  modern Western practices in contemporary China; and  takes an up-close, personal look at alternative  healing therapies, including a Massachusetts center  that combines Eastern meditation and Western group  therapy, and a California retreat for cancer  patients who help each other even when a cure is  impossible. Combining the incisive yet personal interview  approach that made A World Of Ideas  a feast for the mind and the provocative interplay  of text and art that made The Power Of  Myth a feast for the imagination,  Healing And The Mind is a landmark work.

Baker & Taylor
Addressing the issues associated with alternative medicine, a companion volume to a successful PBS series demonstrates how mind/body medicine is being effectively applied to such conditions as stress, cancer, and neonatal problems. Reprint.

Publisher: New York, NY : Main Street Books: Doubleday, c.1993
Edition: ed
ISBN: 9780385476874
0385476876
Characteristics: xii, 369 p. :16 col. plate : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Grubin, David
Flowers, Betty S.

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