Interactions between the body and the mind/emotions are now a well-established fact of medical research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology. The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine lays out the scientific underpinnings for the mind–body connection, documenting the numerous interactions of the endocrine, immune, nervous, and stress systems that so profoundly impact human functioning.
The authors propose a unified theory of human functioning, called integral physiology, which combines important Western biological knowledge with Eastern medical traditions of healing. Unique aspects of the text include the elucidation of the pineal as the master gland―the transducer of environmental information into neuronal and hormonal communication within the body. In addition, the authors assert that there must be a hormonal cascade for the relaxation response, paralleling the well-known hormonal elaboration of the stress response, and then provide a review of some of the hormones involved in this response.
The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine is the first book to elaborate on the cutting-edge field of subtle energy medicine. The authors propose a theory of the physiology of spirituality―or in medical terms, a theory of how subtle energy impacts physical and mental/emotional functioning. Subtle energy medicine recognizes energy modalities that can beneficially affect the body, while acknowledging the importance of experiences traditionally called “intuitive” or “spiritual.” It broadens awareness of how our bodies are both hard wired and hormonally designed to permit interactions with subtle energy.
This medical textbook has been written in a unique, conversational style that incorporates both technical and scientific information, and anecdotal stories.
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[O]ffers a comprehensive view of the science underlying the nascent field of integrative medicine. Leonard Wisneski and Lucy Anderson summarize 20 years of research establishing the scientific basis for the mind-body connection. ... [They] do a masterful job of presenting the scientific evidence supporting the existence of ['Qi'] ... . ... As new methods for measuring and assessing these subtle energies are developed, I believe we will look back to the publication of [this book] as a landmark in the history of medicine. If you are a physician or health care practitioner who has ever wondered about the inexplicable in medicine, you should read this book.
- Clair Francomano (NIH/NIA/IRP)
Among the best books I've read in the last decade. ... [T]his book is of value to anyone in the healing professions, researchers, policy makers, and consumers interested in an integrative approach to healing.
- Beth Clay, President, BC & A International, LLC
A comprehensive analysis of a complicated and often confusing topic that is presented in a clear and compelling fashion. Healthcare professionals as well as lay individuals will find this book to be a treasure trove of fascinating observations and speculations ... . The authors' views are based on solid scientific studies.
- Dr. Paul Rosch, President of the American Institute of Stress, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the New York Medical College
This book is a pleasure to read. ...This is a superb book and I highly recommend it. It is thought provoking, intellectually stimulating, and will likely be provocative to some readers.
-Martha J. Greenberg, Ph.D., Doody Enterprises
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Descrizione libro CRC Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P11084932081X
Descrizione libro CRC Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX084932081X