The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine

Version: Unabridged
Author: Anne Harrington
Narrator: Christina Traister
Genres: Health & Fitness, Philosophy, Medicine
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: May 2019
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

"A splendid history of mind-body medicine...a book that desperately needed to be written." ―Jerome Groopman, New York Times

Is stress a deadly disease on the rise in modern society? Can mind-body practices from the East help us become well? When it comes to healing, we believe we must look beyond doctors and drugs; we must look within ourselves. Faith, relationships, and attitude matter.

But why do we believe such things? From psychoanalysis to the placebo effect to meditation, this vibrant cultural history describes mind-body healing as rooted in a patchwork of stories, allowing us to make new sense of our suffering and to rationalize new treatments and lifestyles.

Author Details

Author Details

Harrington, Anne

Anne Harrington is the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science and director of undergraduate studies at Harvard University, as well as the author of three books, including Reenchanted Science and The Cure Within. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.