Self Healing With Dr. Lissa Rankin

An upcoming National Public Television special on self healing with Dr. Lissa Rankin is going to be aired this week in various places around the country. She offers scientific proof that you can heal yourself.

Her talk is called Heal Yourself: Mind Over Medicine. Mind Over Medicine is the title of her new book that is getting rave reviews and is on the New York Times best-selling list.

Lissa Radkin, M. D.Here is what Dr. Lissa Rankin’s publisher, Hay House, had to say about the show:

The public television special is a meticulously researched explanation of the critical role our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs play in our health and well-being — and how we can harness the power of our minds to enjoy great health and longevity with specific, easy-to-do steps…

Part 1: covers topics such as why Western medicine is very important; why your brain is the most important organ for your health; how patients sabotage their health by “learned helplessness”; and why one question Dr. Rankin will ask you could be the difference between life and death.

Part 2: includes an explanation of the placebo effect, complete with inspiring examples of patients who healed themselves, explains the placebo effect’s evil twin, “the nocebo effect,” the role the amygdala plays in the brain and how it controls stress; how the body has its own self-repair mechanisms, which are under the influence of the nervous system; and why the body’s self-repair mechanisms only work when the relaxation response is activated.

Part 3: covers the importance of reducing stress responses for self-healing and optimal health; Dr. Rankin’s groundbreaking new wellness model: The Whole Health Cairn; why physical health is only one aspect of whole health; the difference between being healed and being cured; and how by healing ourselves, we will help heal our broken health care system.

Dr. Rankin is a trained ob-gyn who has emerged as one of the newest thought leaders in the mind/body medicine arena. Her work has been featured extensively in national media, including O magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Health, Women’s Health, Self, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. She is also the founder of The Whole Health Medicine Institute, dedicated to teaching doctors how to provide truly integrative health and wellness to patients. Its Board includes Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Larry Dossey and Dr. Christiane Northrup, who says about Lissa, “What a pleasure it is to see the next generation of physicians waking up to what I call real medicine — the kind that acknowledges our true power to heal and be well.”

They should have included one of the pioneers of mind-body medicine – Dr. Martin Rossman.

The ideas that Dr. Rankin will present are totally in line with one of the major themes of Mindfulness Practices for Healing and Well-being. The importance of being your own medical advocate and taking charge of your own treatment are principles that resulted in my son’s and my survival of cancer. See, for example, Mind Stories Helped Cure Cancer and Stop Cancer In Its Tracks.

We just can’t just stand by and let the doctors do whatever they want. We need to know what our treatment plan is and how we can utilize collaborative medicine, alternative healing, and mind-body medicine to hasten our healing and increase our lifespan.

Have you had any experiences of self healing? Or mind over medicine? Or mind-body healing? Please share. I have 🙂 !

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