Holism & Health

“The Endeavor of Psyche-atry”

I would like to practice true Psyche-atry.

Psyche is from the root BHES – to breathe. The Greek psukhein, to breathe gave us psukhe, soul. (The Latin halare, from the same root, gave us inhalation and exhalation – and halitosis.)

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Video: Leaving the Thymus Intact

In this free video, Dr. Diamond discusses how, up until recently, medicine has disregarded the value of such a crucial organ for our health and wellbeing.
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Video: The Thymus and the Heart Chakra

In this free video, Dr. Diamond discusses his pioneering work with the heart chakra and thymus, the most closely related organ. A fascinating introduction.
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“Empathy, Sympathy, and a Broken Relationship”

How much
do you feel
your other
is feeling?

They were only together a short time when she became pregnant. Here they are six years later with a boy of whom they are both so proud – and very deservedly so.

However two years after his birth they separated and only recently have returned. Both with recriminations.

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Video: How Can a Doctor Laugh?

Medicine is seemingly no laughing matter. Yet John Diamond, M.D., reveals a world beneath the superficial where the doctor can find true Joy, and so encourage his patients to do the same.

See more videos by Dr Diamond on his YouTube channel.

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Video: The Fundamentalism of Medicine

Dr. Diamond discusses the transformation of medicine into a more mechanical modality, with a corresponding loss in empathy, holistic thinking – and aesthetic sense!

See more videos by Dr Diamond on his YouTube channel.

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Video: Singing and Surgery

Dr. Diamond discusses using the power of music, innate in us all, to help transcend traumatic experiences such as surgery.

Based on these insights, Dr. Diamond has written a remarkable book of the same title, to encourage others to view surgery as a spiritual, transcendental experience, rather than one rooted in fear and anxiety.

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“Your Heart: Friend or Enemy?”

The cardiologist proclaimed that his most important role was to allay each patient’s fear of his heart – of being attacked by it.

I’ve long advised suffers to listen to their hearts – and give thanks.

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“What Is Holism?”

Let's start by considering the word's origin. When you consult the Oxford English Dictionary you make a surprising discovery: Holism is a very new word.
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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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