The Cure Within: A History Of Mind-Body Medicine

  • Publish Date: 2009-02-16
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Anne Harrington
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A splendid history of mind-body medicine...a book that desperately needed to be written. Jerome Groopman, New York Times

Is 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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