The Holistic Approach To Cancer

The Holistic Approach To Cancer


  • Author: Ian Pearce
  • Release Date : 2012-04-24
  • Genre: Spirituality
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When people are told they have cancer, they are apt to feel shocked, angry and frightened. They usually still have the idea that they have 'caught' a fatal disease, and, unless it has been found early on, that they will inevitably slip towards death within a measurable period of a few years or even a few months. Furthermore, most patients still think that only the doctors can help them, and tend to assume that even this help is regrettably limited. For most patients have not yet heard of a very different idea about the nature of cancer and its cure, which is now gaining ground.You have been told that you have cancer. There is a great deal you can do to help yourself. You have a good chance of reversing your cancer. Take courage!No one can promise a c...

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis


  • Author: Jan de Vries
  • Release Date : 2011-05-20
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • File Size: 347972 Bytes


Multiple Sclerosis is recognised as a growing problem. In some Scandinavian countries, Holland, Britain and North America, the number of sufferers is rising by the day. In the UK alone, it is estimated that between 50,000 and 60,000 people suffer from this debilitating disease; in the USA figures of 350,000 are quoted. What are the causes of the problem? And what can be done about it? Could it be possible to prevent MS? When we look at the countries where there is no occurrence of MS whatsoever; the immediate answer is YES. Jan de Vries has studied and treated Multiple Sclerosis for over 45 years. He has learned that every MS patient is different and that their problems must be treated individually. He emphasises the importance of diet and environm...

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat  And Other Clinical Tales
Score: 3.5
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat And Other Clinical Tales


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684853949


The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat And Other Clinical Tales Book Description :

Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality...

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Score: 3.5
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-12-15
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447275411


The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book Description :

With an introduction by Will Self. A classic work of psychology, this international bestseller provides a groundbreaking insight into the human mind. If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self – himself – he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it. In this extraordinary book, Dr. Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder. Here are people who can no longer recognize everyday objects or those they love; who are stricken with violent tics or shout involuntary obscenities; who have been dismissed as autistic or retarded, yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. If inconceivably strange,...

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Score: 3.5
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781743290026


The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book Description :

In his most extraordinary book, "one of the greatest clinical writers of the 20th century" (New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. It tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognise people and common objects; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr Sacks splendid and sympathetic retelling, deeply human....

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


  • Author : Dario Krpan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351351454


The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book Description :

In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, neurologist Oliver Sacks looked at the cutting-edge work taking place in his field, and decided that much of it was not fit for purpose. Sacks found it hard to understand why most doctors adopted a mechanical and impersonal approach to their patients, and opened his mind to new ways to treat people with neurological disorders. He explored the question of deciding what such new ways might be by deploying his formidable creative thinking skills. Sacks felt the issues at the heart of patient care needed redefining, because the way they were being dealt with hurt not only patients, but practitioners too. They limited a physician's capacity to understand and then treat a patient's condition. To highlight the issu...

A Leg to Stand On
Score: 4
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A Leg to Stand On


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1998-04-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684853956


A Leg to Stand On Book Description :

A neurologist describes his struggle to recover from a mountain climbing accident and examines the effects of a neural injury on the sense of self...

Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists
Score: 5
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Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists


  • Author : J. Bogousslavsky
  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783805593311


Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists Book Description :

The third part of Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists presents painters, musicians, and writers who had to fight against an acute or chronic neurological disease. Sometimes this fight was without success (e.g. Shostakovich, Schumann, Wolf, Pascal), but often a dynamic and paradoxical creativity of the clinical disorder was integrated into their artistic production (e.g. Klee, Ramuz). Occasionally, some even wrote the first report of a medical condition they observed in themselves, like Stendhal who made a detailed report of aphasic transient ischemic attacks before dying of stroke shortly thereafter. In rarer instances, a neurological disease was inaccurately attributed to an artist in order to explain certain features of his work (de Chirico, S...

Seeing Voices
Score: 3.5
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Seeing Voices


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-03-04
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307365750


Seeing Voices Book Description :

Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture. In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect — a minority with its own rich, sometimes astonishing, culture and unique visual language, an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well. Seeing Voices is, as Studs Terkel has written, "an exquisite, as well as revelatory, work." From the Trade Paperback edition....

Awakenings
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Awakenings


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-03-04
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371058


Awakenings Book Description :

Awakenings — which inspired the major motion picture — is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world. From the Trade Paperback edition....

Encyclopedia of Human Memory  3 volumes

Encyclopedia of Human Memory 3 volumes


  • Author : Annette Kujawski Taylor Ph.D.
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440800269


Encyclopedia of Human Memory 3 volumes Book Description :

Providing clear, comprehensible information for general readers, this three-volume, A–Z encyclopedia covers the major theories and findings associated with our understanding of human memory and some of the crippling disorders associated with memory malfunction....

Hallucinations
Score: 3.5
From 38 Ratings

Hallucinations


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-11-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307957252


Hallucinations Book Description :

Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a hallucinatory visual world. Hallucinations can be brought on by a simple fever or even the act of waking or falling asleep, when people have visions ranging from luminous blobs of color to beautifully detailed faces or terrifying ogres. Those who are bereaved may rece...