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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Video: Transcending Psychiatry

The goal of psychiatry is usually just symptom relief. While important, there is so much more to be done. Dr. Diamond has for many years been mainly concerned with addressing the anguish that underlies the symptoms – the anguish of the human condition.

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“Soul-Pointing Not Bone-Pointing”

A very dedicated nurse practitioner told me of a patient whom I had once also seen. She is afflicted with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and has of course mobility difficulties. When I saw her, her Inner Flame was very low – she had read and been told so much about her diagnosis and her prognosis that she had, basically, surrendered any desire to live.
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“Medical Diagnosis as Bone-Pointing”

I’m thinking of the technically most skilled surgeon but also the most flawed. Time and again he would stand with his entourage at the foot of the patient’s bed and declare, “Well, you’ve got the cancer and you’re gonna die!”
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“In Gratitude to George Goodheart”

A statement of Gratitude to my friend George Goodheart, the great chiropractor and founder of Applied Kinesiology. Thank you for introducing me to the body.
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“Healing: Advising or Imposing”

A healer advises, puts forward, posits, a suggestion for the sufferer. Hoping so to actuate his Life Energy. “Can you see how this will help you heal?”
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Video: Three Types of Yoga

Dr. John Diamond discusses three types of yoga that he considers integral to his work: karma yoga (selfless action), bhakti yoga (devout love), and hatha yoga (raising the life energy) – and the deep principles that serve as their foundation.

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“Renouncing the Medical Model”

As a doctor, my work was to help, to encourage, to treat, perhaps even at times to heal. Always underneath is a degree, often a large degree, of preaching, of fear-mongering: “Do this – or else.” The other day I overheard a (lay) “healer” telling a “patient” that he could possibly come to need a colostomy. Telling – terrorizing.
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“All Healing Is Spiritual”

I overheard Robert Fulford, my dear friend, talking on the phone to a young osteopath wanting to learn cranial work.
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“I Am a Psyche-atrist”

In Medicine I am an alienist. And in Psychiatry – and psychiatrists were called alienists – I am still an alienist.
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