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Sacred Medicine

A Doctor's Quest to Unravel the Mysteries of Healing
Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
April, 2022
ISBN:
9781683647423
Quantity: 
2
$37.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Sacred Medicine is a book of inclusion. It does not prescribe nor preach nor proselytize: it illustrates, informs, and illuminates.” —From the foreword by Dr. Gabor Maté, author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In 2007, Lissa Rankin left a promising career in medicine to tend to her own health and well-being. Her search to discover why people really get sick and what truly optimizes health outcomes launched a bestselling book, two television specials, and a revolution in the way we look at mind-body medicine. But so many questions remained for this doctor and skeptic. How is it that some people do everything right and stay sick, while others seem to do nothing extraordinary yet fully recover? How does faith healing work—or does it? What’s behind the phenomenon of spontaneous remission—and is this something we can influence? Can we make ourselves miracle-prone?

Certain that, if she looked hard enough, she would find the answers, Dr. Rankin embarked on a decade-long journey to explore these questions and more. The result is Sacred Medicine, both a seeker’s travelogue and a discerning guide to the sometimes-perilous paths available to patients when wellness fads, lifestyle changes, and doctors have failed them.

In Sacred Medicine, you’ll follow Dr. Rankin around the world to meet healers gifted and flawed, go on pilgrimage to sacred sites, investigate the science of healing, and learn how to stay safe when seeking a healer. You’ll receive the wisdom offered by Indigenous cultures for whom healing begins with our sacred connection to Mother Earth, and dive deep into the cutting-edge trauma research that is igniting a medical revolution. Rich with practices and protocols that Dr. Rankin has found particularly effective, Sacred Medicine delivers a thoughtful, grounded exploration of questions around how we heal—and a path of hope for those in need.

“This is the wisest, most thorough analysis of the mysteries of healing to appear in years. As a physician/healer, Lissa Rankin approaches this subject with scientific thoroughness, but also with the respect and tenderness it requires. This book will be enormously valuable for anyone in the helping professions and for anyone who needs healing—and who doesn’t?” —Larry Dossey, author of One Mind

“I strongly recommend Sacred Medicine. There is so much wisdom and information in this book for healing professionals of all kinds, as well as for those struggling with health problems. Dr. Rankin integrates a strong Western scientific basis with an openness to methods of healing that are non-Western and nontraditional. She addresses the paradoxes of healing, writing with nuance about the intersection of science with spirituality, medicine, energy healing, cutting-edge trauma treatments, and making informed medical decisions that are grounded in research and critical thinking and while in touch with emotional, somatic, and intuitive intelligence. This book is an important addition to the broad field of healing.” —Laurence Heller, coauthor of Healing Developmental Trauma

 

Publisher’s Description: 

From New York Times bestselling author Dr. Lissa Rankin comes a groundbreaking guide offering hope for healing when all else has failed.

When it comes to healing from illness and injury, how is it that some people do everything right and stay sick, while others seem to do nothing extraordinary yet fully recover? How does faith healing workor does it? Whats behind the phenomenon of spontaneous remissionand is this something we can influence? Can we make ourselves miracle-prone?

Certain that if she looked hard enough she would find the answers, physician and bestselling author Dr. Lissa Rankin embarked on a decade-long journey to explore these questions and more. The result is Sacred Medicine, both a spiritual adventure story and a discerning guide to the sometimes-perilous paths available to patients when both lifestyle changes and medicine have failed them.

Dr. Rankin takes us around the world to meet healers gifted and flawed, go on pilgrimage to sacred sites, investigate the science of healing, dive deep into cutting-edge trauma research, and receive the wisdom of Indigenous cultures for whom healing begins with our sacred connection to Mother Earth. Each chapter contains select practices Dr. Rankin has found particularly effective in fostering our capacity to heal.

At a time when medicine is under scrutiny and wellness fads are debunked every day, Sacred Medicine delivers a thoughtful exploration of questions around how we healand a path of hope for those in need.

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