Synopses & Reviews
Hailed by Dr. Andrew Weil as a book “that must be brought to all who seek true health,” Coyote Medicine
is an engaging and essential testament to the power of alternative healing and recovery methods that lie beyond the confines of Western medicine.
Inspired by his Cherokee grandmother's healing ceremonies, Lewis Mehl-Madrona enlightens readers to "alternative" paths to recovery and health. Coyote Medicine isn't about eschewing Western medicine when it's effective, but about finding other answers when medicine fails: for chronic sufferers, patients not responding to medication, or "terminal" cases that doctors have given up on. In the story of one doctor's remarkable initiation into alternative ways to spiritual and physical health, Coyote Medicine provides the key to untapped healing methods available today.
Beth Crome San Antonio Express-News A book filled with pertinent information....Beautifully written and painfully honest...a fascinating life turned into a fascinating book.
Natalie Kupferberg Library Journal All readers, from those with a casual interest in Native American healing to health providers who want to learn more about alternative medicine, will enjoy and learn from this book.
Publishers Weekly A worthy complement to the work of Larry Dossey and other forward-thinking physicians.
One Spirit Vivid and visionary.
Vivid and visionary.
San Antonio Express-News
A book filled with pertinent information....Beautifully written and painfully honest...a fascinating life turned into a fascinating book.
A worthy complement to the work of Larry Dossey and other forward-thinking physicians.
Stanley Krupper Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Institute, author of The Realms of Healing Dr. Mehl-Madrona draws upon his Native American background to present a model of healing that is holistic, humanistic, and provocative....A beacon for medicine in the twenty-first century!
About the Author
Lewis Mehl-Madrona is a research assistant professor of family practice at the University of Arizona School of Medicine, where he is primarily affiliated with the Native American Research and Training Center. He received his M.D. from Stanford University in 1975 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Psychological Studies Institute in Palo Alto in 1980. Dr. Mehl-Madrona has extensive clinical, teaching, and research experience. He has worked as an emergency room physician at hospitals in California, New Mexico, and Vermont, and as the medical director of the Center for Recovery from Illness in San Francisco. He has served as an associate professor at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine and as a research assistant professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine at the Universities of Arizona and Vermont. His research interests focus on mathematical computer modeling as a means of aiding clinical decision-making and improving treatment evaluation. He is a recipient of the 1993 Excellence in Research as a Family Practice Resident Award from the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Mehl-Madrona is currently helping to create a clinic and training program for the integration of Western and indigenous healing methods. William L. Simon is a screen and television writer and bestselling author.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Andrew Weil, M.D.
1. Why Are You Here?
2. Where Did You Come From?
3. Who Are You?
4. Healing Stories
5. Another Way
6. A Good Resident
7. The Sacred Fire
8. The Gift of the Sun
9. AIDS and the Spirit of an Illness
10. The Vision Quest
11. Coyote Medicine