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“Disease Starts in the Mind – and Beyond It”


Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

Disease starts in the mind, Paracelsus proclaimed.

But so very few physical treaters even consider this fact – let alone attempt to alleviate.

A healer does. But he must also go further than the sufferer’s mind: disease arises in the family setting. And this too must always be considered, as the individual’s disease is a symptom of the family’s dis-ease.

And then the healer must go even further: for the family setting is within society’s.

Disease starts in the mind – of society.