Green Medicine will change the way you think about health care and healing.
Modern medicine, according to Dr. Larry Malerba, has perfected the short-term technical repair of the physical body at the expense of the long-term emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being of the whole person. In Green Medicine, he examines this issue and provides a conceptual foundation and valuable guide for those who seek deeper and more lasting healing. Using layperson’s language, the author draws on a rich range of fields—including physics, philosophy, Jungianism, shamanism, alchemy, dream theory, Eastern thought, Western esotericism, and orthodox medicine—to create a green medical paradigm that represents a powerful synthesis of medical inclusivity.
Green Medicine is a unique blend of philosophy of healing, ecological consciousness, spirituality, medical case histories, and a critique of conventional medicine. Green Medicine is a critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the materialistic and mechanistic nature of modern medicine. It explains the suppressive dangers of most drugs and warns of the consequences of treating the body as if it is not connected to the heart, mind, and soul.
“Malerba’s text is nothing short of visionary. His green medicine is the acme of a truly holistic integrative medical approach that eschews suppressive therapies, when possible, and pursues the vision of illness as an opportunity for body, mind and soul to overcome adversity on a journey towards further development.”
♦ Ronald Whitmont, MD, American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine
“We cannot ultimately be healthy unless the world we live in is healthy as well. That’s why the future of medicine and healing must be green. In Green Medicine, Dr. Larry Malerba offers an inspiring portrait of this emerging awareness. Highly recommended.”
♦ Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Science of Premonitions and Healing Words
“Larry Malerba offers a passionate appeal for a medical approach that treats the whole person, not merely the symptom, and provides a clinic for the soul, not just a repair shop for the body. In Green Medicine he explains how healing may be the gift of the wound when we help each other to reach for the meaning of a disease and the opportunity for growth that it may present.”
♦ Robert Moss, bestselling author of Conscious Dreaming & The Secret History of Dreaming
“Any physician or patient who has ever wondered why we keep ‘treating diseases’ while ‘well-being’ seems increasingly elusive will be interested in this book.”
♦ David Anick, MD, PhD, research associate at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital