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The Resource Cure : a journey into the science of mind over body, Jo Marchant, (electronic resource)

Cure : a journey into the science of mind over body, Jo Marchant, (electronic resource)

Label
Cure : a journey into the science of mind over body
Title
Cure
Title remainder
a journey into the science of mind over body
Statement of responsibility
Jo Marchant
Title variation
Cure
Title variation remainder
a journey into the science of mind over body
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A rigorous, skeptical, deeply reported look at the new science behind the mind's extraordinary ability to heal the body Have you ever felt a surge of adrenaline after narrowly avoiding an accident? Salivated at the sight (or thought) of a sour lemon? Felt turned on just from hearing your partner's voice? If so, then you've experienced how dramatically the workings of your mind can affect your body. Yet while we accept that stress or anxiety can damage our health, the idea of "healing thoughts" was long ago hijacked by New Age gurus and spiritual healers. Recently, however, serious scientists from a range of fields have been uncovering evidence that our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs can ease pain, heal wounds, fend off infection and heart disease, even slow the progression of AIDS and some cancers. In Cure, award-winning science writer Jo Marchant travels the world to meet the physicians, patients, and researchers on the cutting edge of this new world of medicine. We learn how meditation protects against depression and dementia, how social connections increase life expectancy, and how patients who feel cared for recover from surgery faster. We meet Iraq war veterans who are using a virtual arctic world to treat their burns and children whose ADHD is kept under control with half the normal dose of medication. We watch as a transplant patient uses the smell of lavender to calm his hostile immune system and an Olympic runner shaves vital seconds off his time through mind-power alone. Drawing on the very latest research, Marchant explores the vast potential of the mind's ability to heal, acknowledges its limitations, and explains how we can make use of the findings in our own lives
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IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
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Marchant, Jo
Dewey number
616.89/14
Index
index present
LC call number
RC489.M53
LC item number
M36 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mind and body therapies
  • Mental healing
  • Alternative medicine
Label
Cure : a journey into the science of mind over body, Jo Marchant, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/67089B3C-034C-431B-8D6F-F7A1AF2C1D7C/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=DB8CF36F-DA43-4E22-A8FC-1DA19BF65FE8
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Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385348164
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
889456
System control number
  • 4875581
  • ocn935639043
  • (OCoLC)935639043
Label
Cure : a journey into the science of mind over body, Jo Marchant, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/67089B3C-034C-431B-8D6F-F7A1AF2C1D7C/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=DB8CF36F-DA43-4E22-A8FC-1DA19BF65FE8
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385348164
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
889456
System control number
  • 4875581
  • ocn935639043
  • (OCoLC)935639043

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