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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“Spiritual Medicine”

Thanks to modern medical advances, the mechanical body marches on, but the spirit has died. As doctors, we must judge our results from quality of life.
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Over my many years in clinical practice, I have increasingly come to the conclusion that all of us are suffering from a condition more basic, any more fundamental, than any illness. And we all are afflicted by it, whether apparently healthy or not. This I call anguish, the anguish of the human condition.

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“The Importance of Good Posture”

Most imbalance and disharmony within the body’s energy systems are eliminated if we improve our posture. Poor posture interferes with thymus flow, and thus lowers Life Energy and introduces cerebral imbalance. And obviously the therapeutic power of our breathing — for our selves and others – is adversely affected if our shoulders are hunched over and our lungs and diaphragm are constricted.

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“The Trauma of Diagnosis”

Many years ago, the Immigration Department required me to provide a routine chest X-ray. I went to the X-ray department at the prestigious hospital where I was employed and had the X-ray taken. The next day as I walked into my office, I saw the X-ray in an envelope on my desk.

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“The Most Basic Emotion”

The most basic and primitive emotion is love. This fact has been neglected in medicine, and neglected in our society. We don’t read in the newspapers about love. We don’t read in the medical textbooks about love. We must realize that love can activate our Life Energy and promote healing. This is a matter of vital medical importance.

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“The Importance of the Hara”

I believe if a person could spend his whole waking time being aware of his hara – as is taught in some Eastern religions – his life would be so different. He’d always have his own identity. No-one could push him off course. Nothing would really affect him, and all his negativities would be superficial.

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“Being Holistic”

Just what do we mean by “holistic”? So many holistic health centers offer professional work in many different areas – yoga, meditation, biofeedback, reflexology, nutritional counseling, patterned exercises, relaxation therapy, massage, acupressure and so on. But simply offering all these forms of therapy does not necessarily make a clinic holistic.

“Holistic” in our framework encompasses the way you treat the person.

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“The Core of All True Therapy”

A vow is the most sincere, solemn promise.

The dedicated student makes a vow to learn all he can to actuate his Life Energy. And his therapist makes a complementary vow to teach him.

This mutual vow is at the very heart’s core of all True Therapy. With­out this bilateral, equal, and total commitment there can never be True Therapy.

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“The True Cure”

When a doctor approaches a patient he must think not only of the mechanics of the physical cure, but also of aiding the person in healing his spirit. This cannot be learned in medical school, it is not in the medical textbooks, nor does it qualify as a diagnosis for insurance companies. But it is what really matters.
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