Holism & Health

“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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Video: The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living

Dr. Diamond discusses the importance of examining oneself and one’s life, especially in terms of then going on to help others.

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“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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