The Wisdom of Healing: A Natural Mind Body Program for Optimal Wellness
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The Wisdom of Healing, by David Simon, M.D., is an engaging, thoroughly practical guide to the many benefits of mind body medicine, in particular those derived from the ancient Indian medical system known as Ayurveda. In Ayurveda, David Simon has found a system based on individuality--on our unique responses to food, exercise, stress, medicine, surgery, and a wide range of external factors. By using the mind body questionnaire that begins on page 51 of The Wisdom of Healing, you can establish your own mind body type and find a daily routine that is ideally suited to creating optimal health for you.
In these pages you will also learn how to use food as medicine; relaxation techniques; healing breath and neuromuscular exercises; techniques for detoxification, purification, and rejuvenation; and strategies for addressing such specific conditions as reproduction and pregnancy, aging, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and chronic pain. Intermingled with medical advice is the story of the author's journey as a young medical student, his disappointment with the traditional emphasis on the mechanics of disease and diagnosis, and his discovery of a medical science that focuses on the patient in its strategies for achieving and maintaining optimal health. By integrating this book's information into your life you will become as nature intended--restored to optimal health in body, mind, and spirit, free to experience the joy in every moment.
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Enchanted Lives,” a course for pregnant mothers; “The Healing Heart Program,” for people facing heart disease; and “Return to Wholeness,” for people confronting cancer. These programs are being embraced by health-care organizations and providers around the world. The Wisdom of Healing, by David Simon, takes us a giant step closer to bringing the principles and practices of integrated mind body medicine fully into the mainstream of society and health care; I am privileged to be associated with him
Virechana; and the Vata zone, below the navel, is best treated with Bastis. In all cases, the mind body system must be carefully prepared with oleation and heat to gain maximal benefit from the main procedures; then, after the elimination process has taken place, digestive power must be reconstituted. Lastly, but of great importance, the patient should be provided with information for making healthy life choices that will prevent the reaccumulation of impurities. Ama-Reducing Herbs Herbs are an
an important distinction between pain and suffering. A wise person may experience pain, because pain is a physiological fact of life, but he or she will not suffer. A wise person confronts pain, embraces it, becomes intimate with it, and is then able to release it once and for all. The anger and hostility that we carry with us are expressions of pain that was not confronted, embraced, and released at the time that it occurred. When we anticipate that we will face similar pain in the future, we