Synopses & Reviews
"Memorable...Dr. Weil makes his case carefully and clearly."
--The New York Times Book Review
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"This book is destined to become a classic."
--Joan Borysenko, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
Drawing on fascinating case histories from his own practice as well as medical techniques he has observed in his travels around the world, Dr. Weil shows how the mechanisms of self-diagnosis and self-regeneration have worked to resolve life-threatening diseases, severe trauma, and chronic pain. But spontaneous healing is also the essential element in the maintenance of our basic daily health. The book outlines an eight-week program that each of us can use to alter our diet, avoid environmental toxins, and reduce stress in order to enhance our innate healing powers.
The best medicine does not merely combat germs or suppress symptoms, but rather works hand in hand with the body's natural defenses to manage illness. Building on this fundamental truth and tapping into the intricate interaction of mind and body, Dr. Weil arrives at a major new synthesis of conventional and alternative medical treatments. At once practical and inspirational, Spontaneous Healing gives each one of us the power and the wisdom to draw on the sources of health we hold within.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -298) and index.
About the Author
Andrew Weil is Associate Director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona. He teaches in the areas of alternative medicine, mind/body interactions and medical botany. Dr. Weil conducts a general practice in Tucson, Arizona, focusing on natural and preventative medicine Previously he worked for the National Institute of Mental Health, served on the research staff of The Harvard Botanical Museum and advised Congress on alternative cancer therapies. His articles have appeared in national publications including the New York Times Magazine, Nature and The New England Journal of Medicine. He lectures often and appears regular on national television and radio shows.