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Coyote Medicine: Coyote Medicine

by Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Foreword by William L. Simon

Touchstone | August 26, 1998 | Trade Paperback

Coyote Medicine: Coyote Medicine is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.8 in

Published: August 26, 1998

Publisher: Touchstone

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0684839970

ISBN - 13: 9780684839974

Found in: Alternative Medicine

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Walking the Path of Faith Coyote Medicine was an extraordinary journey into the life experiences and teachings of Native Healing Practices. In this book Mehl-Madrona’s accounts, life long struggle with indigenous heritage, teachings, application, acceptance and non-acceptance, blended with modern medical practises. Western medicine has difficulty in legitimizing non-scientific applications and why individuals recover from shamanic medical treatments. These practices have proven accounts with a considerable statistical success rate. It is my opinion that many people, who read this book, will extract a genuine understanding of how and why native traditional medical practises have survived and accepted as alternative forms of healing. The authors commitment and struggles with worldview on alternative medical practises is enthralling. Mehl-Madrona accounts will be beneficial to those who understand the philosophy, methodology and application of this knowledge. Mehl-Madrona combines many forms of therapies have value beyond what medical science can attribute. Many Institutions and Professionals still question his work, yet that is true of any ideology that is a thrust for change. The book is certainly an outstanding reference and a must read for individual with an interest in self help and understanding of a life long learning process. Those who seek will find answers to many questions.
Date published: 2001-01-28

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Coyote Medicine: Coyote Medicine

by Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Foreword by William L. Simon

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.8 in

Published: August 26, 1998

Publisher: Touchstone

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0684839970

ISBN - 13: 9780684839974

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CHAPTER ONE Why Are You Here? I started medical school expecting to become a research scientist. While still in college, I had joined a professor in his efforts to study biological membranes using a then-new technique called magnetic resonance imaging (now referred to by its acronym, MRI). As a member of his research team, I was named as a co-author of a paper he published on the work, and I imagine my acceptance into Stanford in the early 1970s was based partly on my participation in this new line of research. Indeed, I soon found a professor in my new California home with whom I intended to continue these studies. What I never expected was to become a clinician, focused less on research than on seeing patients. At Stanford I actually started clinical work immediately. I had pushed myself to finish high school before turning sixteen, and as an undergraduate at Indiana University I had persuaded professors to let me take medical and graduate school biochemistry courses. These gave me advanced standing when I entered Stanford at age eighteen. As long as I took a necessary pharmacology course concurrently, I was ready to start seeing patients on clinical rotations. I was on track to finish medical school in June of 1975, with the required nine-quarter minimum. A decade later I learned I was Stanford''s youngest ever peacetime graduate, at twenty-one years of age. The challenging part for me was not in learning about pharmacology and anatomy but in understanding other doctors. T
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Table of Contents


Contents

Foreword by Andrew Weil, M.D.

Prologue

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

Index

From the Publisher

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.

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.

From Our Editors

A doctor at the forefront of alternative medicine tells the enlightening story of his struggle to make doctors and their patients aware of the limitations of modern Western medicine.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly A worthy complement to the work of Larry Dossey and other forward-thinking physicians.
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