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Potentiating Health and the Crisis of the Immune System : Integrative Approaches to the Prevention and Treatment of Modern Diseases - Stephen Fulder

Potentiating Health and the Crisis of the Immune System

Integrative Approaches to the Prevention and Treatment of Modern Diseases

By: Stephen Fulder (Editor), Abe Mizrahi (Editor), N. Sheinman (Editor)

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Published: 30th June 1997
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With all the enormous resources that are invested in medicine, it is sometimes a mystery why there is so much sickness still in evidence. Our life span, though higher than at any time in history, has now leveled off and has not significantly increased in the last two generations. There is a one-third increase in long-term illness in the last 20 years and a 44% increase in cancer incidence, which are not related to demographic issues. In some modern countries, the level of morbidity (defined as days off work because of sickness) has increased by two thirds in this time. Despite $1 trillion spent on cancer research in 20 years, the "War On Cancer" has recently been pronounced a complete failure by the u. s. President's Cancer Panel. Evidently we still have a long way to go. The goal of "Health for All by the Year 2000" as the World Health Organization has put it, is another forgotten dream. As ever, the answer will be found in breaking out of the old philosophical patterns and discovering the new, as yet unacceptable concepts. The problems of medicine today require a Kuhnian breakthrough into new paradigms, and new ways of thinking. And these new ways will not be mere variations of the old, but radical departures. This book, and the conference upon which it was based, is part of a search for these new pathways.

General Concepts: Updating Flexner: An Expanded Approach to Health and Healing
The New Science of Health
Health and HealingDeveloping our Potential
Limits of Specialization and Integrated Approaches
The Health Consequences of Competing Conventional and Alternative Definitions of Health
Towards a New Epistemology for Health and Healing
The Wounded BodyTowards a Phenomenology of Health and Illness
Food as Medicine for Body and Soul
Protecting Immunity: The Magic of the Immune System
Setting up the Immune System: Perinatal Influences
Discovery of the Human Being's Superstress Adaptation Biological Organ
Sequential Hydrotherapy Improves the Immune Response of Cancer Patients
AdaptogensNatural Protectors of the Immune System
Potentiating the Immune System According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine
MindBody Issues: Nonconventional Cancer Therapies: Criteria for Evaluation and Rationales for ImplementationHelping Patients Decide
Coping with Cancer and the Search for Meaning
An Investigation into the Effects of a Counselling and Guided Imagery Programme on the Outcome of People a) with Stable Angina and b) Following Myocardial Infarction
Reality and Myths about Breast CancerA Personal Journey
Therapeutic Programs: Methionine Enkephalin: A New Cytokine with Antiviral and Antitumor Activities
VG1000A Therapeutic Vaccine for Cancer
Female Related Surgeries Pre and Post Surgical Massage as a Key to Successful Healing
Parasympathic Stimulation
Biological Resonance and the State of the OrganismFunctional Electrodynamical Testing
Apitherapy (Bee Venom Therapy)Literature Review
Index
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ISBN: 9780306456022
ISBN-10: 0306456028
Series: The Language of Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 30th June 1997
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.66