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Planet Medicine: Origins, Revised Edition: Origins

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Planet Medicine is a major work by an anthropologist who looks at medicine in a broad context. In this edition, additions to this classic text include a section on Reiki, a comparison of types of palpation used in healing, updates on craniosacral therapy, and a means of understanding how different alternative medicines actually work. Illustrated throughout, this is the sta ...more
Paperback, 664 pages
Published March 12th 2001 by North Atlantic Books (first published August 31st 1985)
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Michael Blackmore
It covers a lot of material in its anthropological overview of healing systems from around the world, but it does make for a fascinating read.

Some bits tend to ramble, while others are filled with pithy insights. Well, worth diving into since it does offer quite a bit of food for thought.
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