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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“The surgeon tells me”

The surgeon tells me – almost en passant – that he’s left instructions
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“To every doctor”

To every doctor: At an unconscious level every patient is your mother.
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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: Everyone Basically Wants to Heal

We all are born healers, but along the way many of us lose our therapeutic zeal due to trauma. Dr. Diamond discusses how we can reawaken this ability in our adult life - how every profession can be a healing profession - by recognizing its origin in the basic desire to heal our own mothers.
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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.

See more videos by Dr Diamond on his YouTube channel.

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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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