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Spontaneous Healing

How to Discover and Enhance Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself
Mass Market Paperback Book
April, 2000
$10.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Andrew Weil, ever on the cutting edge of the growing movement to incorporate alternative forms of medicine into standard treatment, is one of the most authoritative and articulate voices in the field of health and healing. In Spontaneous Healing he presents the concept that the body has within it a healing system responsible not only for remissions of life-threatening diseases, but also for day-to-day maintenance and for positive responses to everyday illnesses. This system is functional rather than structural, employing all the body’s systems and manifesting itself in such ways as DNA repair and immune defenses. Weil illuminates the mechanisms and processes of the body’s healing system, showing ways in which one can optimize the functioning of his or her own system. He explains how our healing system operates, its interactions with the mind, its biological organization, and its systems of self-diagnosis, self-repair, and regeneration.

Spontaneous Healing is a friendly, experienced guide to how we can strengthen this system through diet and nutrition, vitamins and supplements, exercise, stress reduction and mind/body methods long accepted in other cultures. While analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, Dr. Weil also offers specific recommendations for particular categories of disease from lupus and allergies to atherosclerosis and cancer, and he provides documented accounts of spontaneous healing in even the most serious cases.

Until now few doctors and scientists have looked for examples of healing; therefore, it is not surprising that the phenomenon of spontaneous healing seems obscure and the concept of an internal healing system odd. I contend that the more we embrace that concept, the more we will experience healing in our lives, and the less reason we will have to use medical interventions that are unnecessary, sometimes damaging, and consume so much money. Healing-oriented medicine would serve us much better than the present system, since it would be safer and surer as well as cheaper. I have written this book in an effort to help bring it into existence.

Also by Andrew Weil are Eight Weeks to Optimum Health and Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing.

Publisher’s Description: 

The body can heal itself. Spontaneous healing is not a miracle but a fact of biology--the result of the natural healing system that each one of us is born with. Drawing on fascinating case histories as well as medical techniques from around the world, Dr. Andrew Weil shows how spontaneous healing has worked to resolve life-threatening diseases, severe trauma, and chronic pain. Weil then outlines an eight-week program in which you'll discover:

- The truth about spontaneous healing and how it interacts with the mind
- The foods, vitamins, supplements, and tonic herbs that will help you enhance your innate healing powers
- Advice on how to avoid environmental toxins and reduce stress
- The strengths and weaknesses of conventional and alternative treatments
- Natural methods to ameliorate common kinds of illnesses
And much more!

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