“Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself” wants to remind people the innate power for self-healing that we all have. The book starts with an introduction by Kriss Carr, who shares her experience with thriving with a chronic disease.
Dr. Lissa Rankin is a medical doctor, who decided to help people to heal in a more holistic way and to move away from the often dualistic approach which is so common in “Western” medicine. She brings a lot of wisdom to the table, supporting it with scientific evidences.
There is a need to show, again and again, that there is no real external healing, but that healing happens from the inside out. While external interventions may be beneficial, and sometimes necessary, what happens afterward is about what happens inside us. Lissa fills this need, showing cases where patients achieved results that were considered unattainable, by changing their behaviors and beliefs.
Dr. Lissa Rankin looks into the “placebo effect”, and other aspects of healing which question our contemporary understanding of prevention, recovery and interventions.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.