March 29, 1999
Random House Of Canada Ltd
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0609601377
ISBN - 13: 9780609601372
Read from the Book
From Section one: Nature's MedicinalsBack in 1972, when I began my search for a better approach to health and illness, one of the first books I acquired was American Indian Medicine, by Virgil Vogel. I pored over the descriptions of how different tribes used common plants, many of which I had known growing up in the woods and fields of the rural South. I was fascinated by the notion that nature could heal, and I felt in my bones the power of that truth.By early 1973 I was in Lahore, Pakistan, sitting beside a hakeem, a practitioner of traditional Unani medicine, in his indoor/outdoor consulting booth at the edge of a dusty street. Surrounding him were shelves of hand-labeled bottles holding exotic compounds that had been patiently ground in a mortar and pestle. A year later, when I began my training in Ayurveda and homeopathy, I discovered the subtlety and complexity of such natural medicinals and the power they had, not merely to relieve suffering, but to catalyze personal growth and transformation.After returning to America, I hauled around my kit of remedies and potions, offering them hesitantly and with some embarrassment to friends and patients. Today, nature's medicinals are quite in vogue, popping up everywhere--shiny new versions of those myriad little bottles fill shelf after shelf in health-food stores and even pharmacies. They come from many parts of the world and reflect a variety of therapeutic schools. The most widely available are herbs, homeopathics, cell salt
From the Publisher
This extraordinary book offers nothing less than a new vision of medical care. Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., has created a unique, integrative blending of the primary holistic schools of healing that is far more potent than any one of these alone.
Like Deepak Chopra and Andrew Weil, Rudolph Ballentine is a medical doctor who became intrigued by the workings of mind-body medicine and looked beyond the West in his search for understanding. Drawing on thirty years of medical study and practice, Dr. Ballentine has accomplished a singular feat: integrating the wisdom of the great traditional healing systems--especially Ayurveda, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, European and Native American herbology, nutrition, psychotherapy, and bodywork. Melded together, the profound principles buried in these systems become clearer and stronger, and a new level of effectiveness becomes possible. Healing and reorganization are accelerated and deepened--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The result is transformation. The result is radical healing.
Radical Healing harnesses nature's medicinals--plants and other natural substances--with commonsense essentials such as diet, exercise, and cleansing, as well as the most profound principles of spiritual and psychological transformation. In Dr. Ballentine's synthesis, illness is an opportunity for growth that can go far beyond recovery. Through radical healing old habits and attitudes that supported the development of disease fall away, to be replaced by the clarity that comes with a whole new way of being in the world.
About the Author
Trained at Duke University, Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., created and directs the Center for Holistic Medicine in New York City. He has written a number of books, including the classic work Diet and Nutrition. Physician, psychiatrist, herbalist, Ayurvedic practitioner, homeopath, and teacher, Dr. Ballentine provides a model for the health practitioner of the future.
"Radical Healing is a stunning achievement. By integrating the major healing and wisdom traditions, Dr. Ballentine extends the horizons of our understanding of health, enabling us to achieve levels of well-being we might never have imagined. This book will be an instant classic."--Deepak Chopra"Radical Healing is a masterpiece. Rudolph Ballentine has given us a passionate, inspiring, profoundly insightful, and completely usable resource through which we can understand and appreciate the power in the classic healing traditions. The information in this book is priceless, and I love his stories of healings. Radical Healing will help you heal, too."--Caroline Myss, Ph.D., author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Why People Don't Heal and How They Can"Dr. Ballentine's original, vitally important guide for working with your emotions and your body is radical in its simplicity, clarity, and effectiveness. His book empowers you to become a partner in your own healing."--Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D., Ph.D., author of Awakening Intuition"This book is not about radical healing but sensible healing. It reminds me that much of what we call New Age healing is really Age Old healing. It is a source of wisdom and empowerment for every individual. One need not agree with every word to realize it is an excellent resource and a dose of medicine that everyone can enjoy taking. The side effects are all beneficial."--Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles"Radical Healing presents a wond