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Holism & Health

“Finding the Deep Unconscious”

I believe – fervently – that there is within each of us a Deep Unconscious of Pure, Pure Love, beneath the usual superficial unconscious of admixed love and fear.
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“My First Patient”

My first patient, a married woman in her mid-thirties, was an inpatient in a neurosurgery ward. She had been suffering from severe headaches for many years. The neurosurgeon, though academically brilliant, seemed to have an unsympathetic attitude and was subjecting her to a number of painful procedures, which included pneumoencephalograms, blood tests, cerebral arteriography, X-rays, lumbar punctures, and so on.

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“A Commentary on Psychosomatic Illness”

Who can ever establish when a case of heart disease really started? Was it with the first change in electrical activity, was it with the first symptom of pain in the chest, or was it when subtle biochemical changes occurred or when there were subtle pathological changes in the blood vessels of the heart, perhaps many years before the patient ever had a complaint?
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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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Video: Jen, Zhi, Li – The Soul and Its Manifestation in the World

Dr. Diamond discusses three ancient Chinese concepts central to his unique philosophy of holistic healing: Jen, the deepest part of the self, also known as the soul; Li, its manifestation in the world; and Zhi, the "wisdom" that enables that manifestation.
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“The Best Description of Healing?”

This may well be the best description of Healing. The healer opens his heart, his love pouring out from him to enfold the sufferer, to bring him into his expanded aura.
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“Treatment or Therapy?”

While treatment provides symptom relief, it is therapy that therefore provides the ultimate cure.
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“Spiritual Medicine”

Thanks to modern medical advances, the mechanical body marches on, but the spirit has died. We have to some degree cured the body, but we have done little or nothing to cure the mind or the spirit.
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“An Understanding of Holistic Medicine”

A true understanding of a patient is an understanding of his total universe. This is holistic medicine.
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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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