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"Conscious Medicine" with Lee Lipsenthal and Marilyn Schlitz (part 1 of 5)

In this first section, IONS Board Member Lee Lipsenthal talks with IONS President Marilyn Mandala Schlitz about changes in allopathic health care and the wider acceptance of meditation, yoga, and consciousness in healing practices. They discuss research indicating patient's increased willingness to follow doctor's instructions when the patient feels the physician is really present with them.

Do Our Thoughts Have the Power to Heal?

Marilyn Schlitz, President of IONS and Edgar Mitchell Astronaut, Scientist and Founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences are featured in this excerpt from Feature Length Film "The Living Matrix - The New Science of Healing" by emaginate. Marilyn and Edgar explain the science of exploring the emotional and empathetic elements that may effect healing. Noetic Science explores these and other components of Consciousness and Inner Knowing.

Distant Healing of Surgical Wounds

Distant healing intention (DHI) is one of the most common complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) healing modalities, but clinical trials to date have provided ambivalent support for its efficacyDistant Healing of Surgical Wounds: An Exploratory Study. To examine 2 potential variables – expectation and belief – we explored the effects of DHI on objective and psychosocial measures associated with surgical wounds in 72 women undergoing plastic surgery.

Cancer As a Turning Point

Psychotherapist Lawrence LeShan has worked with cancer patients for more than forty years. His research has led people with cancer to find new, effective ways to fight for their lives. In this revised edition of his landmark book, he shows how psychological change, together with medical treatment, mobilizes a compromised immune system for healing. Cancer As a Turning Point also includes a life-transforming workbook of  hands-on exercises designed to help you evaluate your individuality and teach you how to get the most out of your immune system by leading a fuller, richer life.

Whole Person Healthcare (3 volumes)

Introduced by two giants in the field of medicine, David Spiegel, M.D., of Stanford University and Dean Ornish, M.D., at the University of California, these volumes show how Western and non-Western healing practices—including yoga, meditation, QiGong, art, music, and dance therapy—are being integrated with modern Western medicine and psychology, in hospitals and at nontraditional healthcare facilities.

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