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Author Malerba, Larry, 1958-

Title Green medicine : challenging the assumptions of conventional health care / Larry Malerba

Publ Info Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, [2010]
2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  R733 .M359 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 403 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-390) and index
Contents The unifying life force -- Innate healing intelligence -- Historical and spiritual roots -- Shamanic journey to the soul -- Perceiving the natural order -- Limitations of medical materialism -- The synchronistic milieu -- Advice and dissent -- The external enemy -- Fictional interlude: The Annual Checkup -- Cultural medicalization -- The illusion of cure -- The sanctity of science -- Healing the rift -- The direction of cure -- The alchemical key -- Renewable healing resources -- Greener medical pastures
Note According to the author, modern medicine has perfected the short term technical repair of the physical body at the expense of the long term psychological and spiritual well being of the whole person. In this work he examines this issue and provides a blueprint for wellness and a guide for those seeking deeper and more lasting healing. The book draws on a range of fields: physics, philosophy, Jungian thought, shamanism, alchemy, Eastern thought, Western esotericism, sustainability, orthodox medicine, to create a green medical paradigm that represents a powerful integrative medical perspective. The author includes case histories from his own practice with concepts from alternative and Western medicine in order to address a number of crucial questions: What are the personal and environmental costs to the overuse of pharmaceutical drugs? ; Is conventional medicine as scientific as it claims to be? ; How can conventional doctors and alternative healers begin to work together? ; How can individuals transform medicine and become participants in their own healthcare? This work blends a philosophy of healing, ecological consciousness, and spirituality with a critique of conventional medicine and provides a new vision of health care that includes the best of orthodox medical and holistic healing methods, and offers a practical and philosophical basis for building a viable green alternative that draws on the inherent unity of body, heart, mind, soul, and nature. -- Provided by the publisher
LC subject Integrative medicine
Green movement
Mesh Subject Complementary Therapies -- trends -- United States
Clinical Medicine -- history -- United States
Environmental Health -- trends -- United States
Philosophy, Medical -- United States
ISBN 9781556439025
1556439024