Hailed by Dr Andrew Weil as a book that must be brought to all who seek true health, Coyote Medicine is an engaging and essential testament to the power of alternative healing and recovery methods that lie beyond the confines of Western medicine.Inspired by his Cherokee grandmother s healing ceremonies, Lewis Mehl Madrona enlightens readers to alternative paths to recovery and health Coyote Medicine isn t about eschewing Western medicine when it s effective, but about finding other answers when medicine fails for chronic sufferers, patients not responding to medication, or terminal cases that doctors have given up on In the story of one doctor s remarkable initiation into alternative ways to spiritual and physical health, Coyote Medicine provides the key to untapped healing methods available today....
|Title||:||Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native American Healing (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Touchstone Auflage 1 11 Januar 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||273 Pages|
|File Size||:||890 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native American Healing (English Edition) Reviews
Let's not get too mushy about this book. I agree that it has its message about spiritual aspects to healing, and that modern medicine ain't the godsend that seems to justify all the faith people put in it. But I want to point out a couple of things: First of all Mehl-Madrona's spirituality is not pure native american by any stretch of the imagination. I would be generous if I said it was a combination of native american and christian beliefs. Second, and more important, the "healing" that he claims occured was never proven medically. There's no official results shown before or after the "treatment" that indicates there was indeed a sick person that became well. You're just taking Lewis's word for it, and the truth of the matter is that I doubt it - I read it and I doubt it.I'm all in favor of getting in touch with our spiritual nature, and I do believe that good medicine requires strong direction from the patient as to the course of the cure. The kidney patients in the beginning of the book are a prime example of how "medicine" can go bad when it takes it's own unmanaged course. I applaud Mehl-Madrona for writing about that. But oddly, he exudes powerlessness throughout the entire book. There are many such inconsistencies here, so be forewarned.I think that in summary I have to say that the Coyote he claims to know is not the one I am familiar with. Nevertheless, for what it's worth, I liked it.
On combining Native American and Western medicine. Unbelievably good. I was stunned, I would never have thought a book this good could be written. I went back and bought another copy for a friend after I got my first copy. Beyond merely outstanding. Good coverage of Native American holistic approaches to healing- true healing, not mere treatment without regard for the patient as a human being. The biography part was quite relevant. This book gives me a great deal of hope in the future of medicine- just reading it feels great. I hope to see more from this author, I'd set up a standing account at Amazon to buy anything he puts out whenever it comes out, as I do with Tom Brown, Jr., books.
This is THE best book on Native American spirituality I have ever read. Lewis Mehl-Medrano did an excellent job of sharing his autobiographical experiences as a "half-breed" in learning the spirituality of his family in a way that was relevant to those readers unfamiliar with N.A. spirituality. His presentation was refreshingly non-New Age in an honest, clearly written description of Native American healing beliefs and practices juxtaposed with his training and experiences as a western-trained medical doctor. The book was inspirational without being syrupy or lecturing. I truly enjoyed this book and will read it again.
Lewis Mehl-Madrona has achieved what most of us would truely wish for - a book which entertains and enlightens. He illustrates his own story with native tales which give the reader a deeper understanding of themselves as well as the book. I liked 'Coyote Medicine' best because it leads the reader through all the ceremonies - giving them an insight into a previously hidden world without making it threatening, mysterious or even pompous. Despite being simply written it has a very strong and clear message - modern medicine has strayed too far from nature and become too self important.
Having suffered from a chronic major depressive illness for what seems like forever, and finding no relief from subscription anti-depressant medications, I was starting to panic because I was losing hope in the medical treatments that were being given to me to relieve my symptoms. I had long ago given up hope of finding someone who could possibly find the cause of this depression and be able to cure it once and for all. Thanks to fate, I guess, I picked up Dr. Mehl-Madrona's book and the rest, as they say, is history. He is director of the Center for Complementary Medicine in Pittsburgh, a two-hour drive for me, which was a small price to pay for the possibility of actually getting well. Upon first meeting Dr. Mehl-Madrona, I was struck by his unassuming, unpretentious and unthreating manner, especially in light of the fact that he is intellectually gifted. He was unlike any doctor I had ever met. We mapped out a course of treatment, which was not conventional by any stretch of the imagination. But, after only a few short months of treatment, I am a different person, a whole person, thanks to Dr. Mehl-Madrona's healing methods which integrate all levels of being - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I literally owe my life to this wonderful doctor. He put me in control of my healing, but he was there with me every step of the way. He treated me as an equal, as a partner in the healing process and the results have been nothing less than amazing.Read this book. It is a revelation of the lack of compassionate health care that is rampant in our society today. Dr. Mehl-Madrona is a light in our world who passes that light on to his patients and readers in order for them to see clearly the medical establishment that has lost touch with what's real and what's sacred about being human. If you take away nothing else from this review, remember this. Don't give up, don't ever give up. There is hope. And he goes by the name of Lewis-Mehl Madrona, M.D.
As more and more of us in the medical profesion start to learn from our ancestors; and more importantly, as we start to listen to our clients and ourselves, I have a feeling that we will hear more about this book. Maybe we will read more from the author as we let him know that he is not alone.Kevin Bethel MD CM
Lewis' experience made me aware of my need to align myself with life. I now visit a Shaman. White man's therapy simply strings a person along until they either run out of money or insurance. Bear, my Shaman, gets right to the point. Lewis made me aware that I had this option.