Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself
Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin, M.D. is a book that can revolutionize the medical community. It is for healers and patients alike. This book teaches us to listen to our Inner Pilot Light and write our own prescription for optimal health.
I loved the fact that Lissa Rankin recommended using not just one's doctor but also life coaches and non-traditional healers, a ...more
The concept is fantastic and incredibly intriguing. And many of the early examples of the mind triumphing over serious disease are mind-boggling.
I just felt like the same concepts were written about over and over again and that many chapters could have been a lot shorter. Basically, I got incredibly bored with this book and skimmed through the latter portion.
I'm glad I got it though, and expect I will refer back to it from time to time. Ultimately th ...more
the first part is where Lisa lays out her theory and strengthens it with various studies and her medical background, starting with a bunch of stories about spontaneous remission, going through the placebo effect, the Nocebo effect, the physiology of our thoughts and feelings and finishing with talking about doctors_oh my, doctors_ I believe the first part of this book should be studied in med schools, and practiced in hospitals (and she showed a ver ...more
I chose to read this book because I listened to Lissa speak at the I Can Do It Conference, and was awestruck at the stories of spontaneous remission that she shared with the audience. In her book, Lissa relates many more examples of self-healing, including an HIV-positive patient who became HIV-negative, a woman whose metastatic cancer resolved spontaneous ...more
As soon as I glimpsed this book's title, I was interested in reading it. I've always been a believer that the power of the mind can make it possible to self heal. And it was with no surprise that I found this book actually reinforces my beliefs that we can, with the right mind set and the right environment, be a catalyst in developing our own good health.
This book brings in scientific studies to prove we hold the key to improve our health; at the sa ...more
Desde siempre me ha llamado la atención el hecho de que los padecimientos del cuerpo puedan ser un reflejo de las condiciones de nuestra vida diaria (algo que se vio confirmado cuando hice la maestría en psicología) y ese fue el motivo por el cual decidí leer este libro, que sí, se aleja mucho de lo que tanto ustedes como yo estamos acostumbrados a ver reseñado en el blog.
Supongo que en algún momento han escuchado de personas que se curan de la noche a la mañana de enfermedades complicadísima...more
"We've been led to believe that when we get sick, it's our genetics. Or just bad luck.... For years, Lissa Rankin, M.D., believed the same. But when her own health started to suffer, and she turned to Western medical treatments, she found they not only failed to help; they made her worse.
"In the final section of this book..you'll learn how to listen to your body's "whispers" before they turn to life-thre ...more
mind over medicineLissa Rankin was a skeptic. A doctor trained in traditional medicine, she didn’t put much stock in mind cures. Then her health took a turn for the worse, causing her to leave the medical profession for a time. “Mind Over Medicine – Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself” is the fascinating story of how Rankin healed herself of her assor ...more
First thought – I really liked it. Second thought – This is a lot of work.
I waited a few days after finishing this book before even attempting to write a review. There is a lot of information here. Some of it quite frankly annoyed me, not because Dr. Rankin is wrong, but because I didn’t want to hear it.
The beginning of the book is about placebo and nocebo theories. I understand what she was trying to communicate and I think the inclusion of this information adds credibility to what came later i ...more
This is definitely one of the better self help books! It is well written, not too repetitive (in some places it has to; in others it could have been shorter - but not by much), it does offer suggestions and it motivates.
The book tries to prove that your thoughts can heal (or harm) you. L.R. does so by referring to lots and lots of studies, interviews and own experience (including lots of stories, ...more
" We’ve been led to believe that when we get sick, it’s our genetics. Or it’s just bad luck—and doctors alone hold the keys to optimal health. For years, Lissa Rankin, M.D., believed the same. But when her own health started to suffer, and she turned to Western medical treatments, she found that they not only failed to help; they made her worse. So she decided to take matters into her own hands.
Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to ...more
If she wanted to do a perfect job of converting the skeptics, it would have been good to back off on the "woo woo" spirulina (makes me nauseated), yoga (pisses me off), and astrology (fake) aspects. I wanted personally to hear ...more
Reassuring to see medical professionals confess that long accepted practices are not the only treatments which may bring positive results.
Dr. Rankin's analysis and new thinking on how patients can help themselves is presented in robust, yet easily understood terms. Told from the perspective of her own career, her doubts and misgivings about the stereotypical modern physician's practise has given the world a brave example of what modern medicine should embrace.
Modern medicine can only go so far in curing illness and it is the powerful heal ...more
I've always been a strong believer in the minds ability to heal & prevent diseases.
It was Nice to read all the scientific proof / stories about placebo/nocebo effect etc.. and I like Rankin's Wellness model, especially the importance of listening to your "inner pilot".
I've made habit's of many of her suggested methods (long before reading the book), but her angles were nice to read.
I really liked her angle on ...more
- from the back cover of What's Up Down There?
"Lissa Rankin began painting in 1991, while in medical school and has been exhibiting her art in galleries and mu ...more