This book presents attitudes, information, and tools for a holistic approach to medicine, health, and mental health of Americans. It is based on a report prepared by the Institute of Noetic Sciences for the National Institute of Mental Health.
Part One: Holistic Medicine 1. The Paradigm of Holistic Medicine Part Two: The Context of Health 2. The Social Context of Health 3. Family Therapy and Physical Illness 4. Ecological Factors in Health 5. Medical Self-Care: Self-Responsibility for Health Part Three: Modalities for Health and Mental Health 6. The Mind in Health and Disease 7. Biofeedback 8. Autogenic Therapy 9. Hypnosis 10. Meditation and Holistic Medicine 11. Psychic Healing 12. The Placebo Effect: A Neglected Asset in the Care of Patients 13. The Physical Disciplines and Health 14. Touch: Working with the Body 15. Chiropractic 16. Eastern Spiritual and Physical Disciplines and Health: Annotated Bibliography 17. Food and Nutrition 18. The Therapeutic Use of Plants 19. Music and Sound in Health 20. The Use of Light and Color in Health Part Four: Applications Throughout the Life Cycle 21. Alternatives in Childbirth 22. Holistic Approaches to Oral Health and Dentistry 23. Stress: The New Etiology 24. Holistic Approaches to Healthy Aging and Programs for the Elderly 25. Dying and Death Part Five: Alternative Medical Perspectives 26. Homoeopathic Medicine 27. Chinese Medicine and Holistic Health 28. Indigenous and Traditional Systems of Healing 29. Alternative Forms of Diagnosis Part Six: Social and Political Implications 30. Holistic Health Centers 31. The Future of Health Care in the United States