The Fourfold Path to Healing : Working with the Laws of Nutrition, Therapeutics, Movement and Meditation in the Art of Medicine
"I had not encountered Dr. Thomas Cowan before reviewing this book--boy, have I been missing something!... This book is probably the best self-help guide for the healing arts that has ever been written" --Nancy Parsons, waldorfbooks.com "Readers will be pleased to know that its author, Dr. Thomas Cowan, combines the best of Eastern and Western esoteric wisdom in the healing arts with the best of modern findings in Western medicine.... This collaboration pulls together a mix of expertise that offers health seekers some truly holistic solutions." --Duncan M. Roads, editor, Nexus magazineWhat is the Fourfold Path to Healing? It is a unique, comprehensive view of medicine, a holistic approach to healing that integrates the four aspects of our bodies: the Physical, the Life Force, the Emotional, and the Mental. Its principles are simple: right diet for healing the physical body; beneficial medicines or therapies for the life-force body, healing movement and exercise for the emotional body, and effective thinking activity for the mental body. Dr. Cowan merges the wisdom of traditional societies, the most modern findings of western medicine and the esoteric teachings of the ancients as he works to answer this most important question: How do we obtain true health? The Fourfold Path presents a unique, comprehensive view of medicine that will challenge your deepest beliefs, while revealing a practical approach to healing. The "fourfold approach" includes: Nutrition, using nutrient-dense traditional foods; Therapeutics through a wide range of nontoxic remedies; Movement to heal and strengthen the emotions; Meditation to develop one's powers of objective thought. CONTENTS: PART 1: THE FOURFOLD APPROACH Nutrition: Healing the Physical Body Therapeutics: Healing the Life-Force Body Movement: Healing the Emotional Body Meditation: Healing the Mental Body PART 2: THE ART OF MEDICINE Infectious Disease Cancer Heart Disease Hypertension Diabetes Diseases of Adrenal Insufficiency Digestive Disorders Chronic Fatigue Women's Diseases Men's Diseases Weight Loss Depression Back Pain Arthritis Neurological Diseases How to Be a Patient APPENDICES Cooking Instructions Therapy Instructions Movement Instructions Sources This book is a great companion to Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions, (New Trends Publishing, 1999).
- Paperback | 448 pages
- 190.5 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 816.46g
- 01 Oct 2012
- New Trends Publishing Inc,US
- Washington, DC, United States
About Thomas S. Cowan
Dr. Thomas Cowan has been a practitioner of family medicine for over twenty years. He is trained not only in conventional medicine, but also in homeopathy, nutrition, herbal remedies and anthroposophical medicine. Sally Fallon is the author of Nourishing Traditions and president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Jaimen McMillan is the founder of Spacial Dynamics, and a trainer in movement therapy.
... an outstanding example of the naturopathic philososphy of medicine... joins an elite group of 'real' books on health... Highly recommended. -- Irene Alleger, The Townsend Letter, June 2006
Table of contents
1 Introduction 2 Part 1: The Fourfold Approach 3 Nutrition: Healing the Physical Body 4 Therapeutics: Healing the Life-Force Body 5 Movement: Healing the Emotional Body 6 Meditation: Healing the Mental Body 7 Part 2: The Art of Medicine 8 Introduction 9 Infectious Disease 10 Cancer 11 Heart Disease 12 Hypertension 13 Diabetes 14 Diseases of Adrenal Insufficiency 15 Digestive Disorders 16 Chronic Fatigue 17 Women's Diseases 18 Men's Diseases 19 Weight Loss 20 Depression 21 Back Pain 22 Arthritis 23 Neurological Diseases 24 Post Script: How to Be a Patient 25 Appendix A: Cooking Instructions 26 Appendix B: Therapy Instructions 27 Appendix C: Movement Instructions 28 Appendix D: Sources