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Holism & Health

Books: Dr. Diamond’s Philosophy of Healing

Six books that outline different aspects of Dr. Diamond's unique approach to holistic health and healing.
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“What Is Holism?”

I saw eternity the other night
Like a great ring of pure and endless light,
All calm as it was bright.

HENRY VAUGHN

Red abstract photograph by John Diamond, M.D.Red abstract photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

Let us start by considering the origin of the word holism. When you consult the Oxford English Dictionary you make a surprising discovery.

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“Two Wheels on Dry Land”

"To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease."—A.T. Still, the founder of Osteopathy
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“A Note on Being ‘Holistic’ ”

"Holistic" in our framework concerns the way you treat the patient, the manner in which you assess all factors influencing him – spiritual, mental and physical – as he goes through his daily life.
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“What Is Homeostasis?”

Every time you recover from an illness it is because of the body's drive for homeostasis, and when we do not recover it is because our drive was not great enough for the particular circumstances.
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“The Healer Never Heals”

The healer never heals. That can only come from inside the sufferer.
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Video: A Tribute to Sidney J. Baker

Dr. Diamond pays tribute to the great philologist Sidney J. Baker (1912-1976), discussing their friendship and the remarkable work that resulted from it.

Buy the new book “The Quark of Language: Papers on the Psychology of Human Communication” at www.LifeEnergyArts.com

See more videos by Dr Diamond on his YouTube channel.

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“The Turbine”

When as a medical student I tried to study biochemistry, I became overwhelmed by the hundreds of equations and diagrams. They were so confusing because they seemed not to make broad sense. There seemed to be no overall perspective, just so many little independent facts.

I spent nearly a year preparing a large master flowchart showing all the biochemical reactions in our textbooks, all displayed out there before me in a way that made it so all-encompassingly logical.

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“The Drive for Life”

There are so many procedures and techniques, systems and modalities, all proclaiming themselves as therapy. They are entitled to do so only if, whatever the means whereby, they raise the Life Energy, the Healing Power within the sufferer: if they raise the sufferer’s will to be well, if they enhance his Life Energy.
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“See Deeper by Viewing Upside Down”

When I want to study the structure of a sufferer’s face, for this determines so much of his vitality, I have him lie down and I sit above the vertex of his head.
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