Books and Magazines — August 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm

The Healing Paradox: A Revolutionary Approach to Treating and Curing Physical and Mental Illness by Steven Goldsmith, MD

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The Healing Paradox: A Revolutionary Approach to Treating and Curing Physical and Mental Illness by Steven Goldsmith, MD

         Dr. Goldsmith is a medical insider with a truly revolutionary message:

Healing paradox

 the very principles and assumptions that underlie conventional medicine are contributing to its failures. His solution is equally revolutionary … An engrossing and timely book. ~~ Amy L. Lansky, PhD, author of Impossible Cure and Active Consciousness
Have we been attempting to treat illness in a manner that guarantees failure? And could the causes of our ills actually be their cures? “It’s not as unusual as it sounds,” says Steven Goldsmith, MD.” Allergy shots, immunizations and radiation treatments are among the many instances in which small amounts of harmful substances can heal us.”
Dr. Goldsmith’s revolutionary new book, The Healing Paradox: A Revolutionary Approach to Treating and Curing Physical and Mental Illness (North Atlantic Books and distributed by Random House)examines a world where the outcomes of medical and psychotherapeutic treatments defy common sense. A graduate of Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, he has held faculty and staff positions at the Boston University, Tufts University and New York University Schools of Medicine. In his forty years of practice, he has straddled the worlds of conventional and alternative medicine in order to seek natural solutions to medical and psychiatric problems.
The Healing Paradox shows us why we are built to defeat the treatments our physicians recommend. It also shows us how we can apply the principles of psychology – actually, reverse psychology – to effectively treat all illness. Abundant data demonstrate these assertions to be nature’s laws. Seeking answers to these and other questions, this book will appeal to those readers who seek cutting edge ideas and new strategies for improved health. No work has ever before examined the central paradox of healing so comprehensively across medical and psychotherapeutic disciplines, fortifying its claims with numerous case examples, research and epidemiological findings, the history of medicine and the basic sciences, and the author’s personal experience with chronic illness.
Provocative, endlessly surprising, and educational, The Healing Paradox reveals:
  • Why an increasing proportion of our population has become chronically ill despite alleged advances in medicine
  • Why prescription drugs inevitably fail and why conventional medicine (including psychiatry) cannot prevent or cure most illness
  • Why the development of more effective health care requires a change in our ideas, not in our technology or our drugs
  • Why we are hard-wired to defeat conventional medical and psychotherapeutic treatment
  • Why treatment can cure us only when it allows us to heal ourselves
  • Why treatment that addresses only a part of a person is likely to fail
  • Why symptoms, resistance to treatment, and side effects of drugs are all signs of strength, and how healers can utilize this information to cure people
  • Why the conventional medical diagnosis has no basis in reality
  • Why encouraging and even exaggerating psychiatric symptoms and marital problems can cure them
  • Why countless substances and practices that seem bad for us can actually cure us
  • How we can use these principles within our homes to solve certain health problems
“Doctors and patients must challenge what seems to be common sense and logic,” adds Dr. Goldsmith, “for nature’s truths are under no obligation to seem logical to human beings.”
Steven Goldsmith, MD, graduated from the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. He has practiced conventional general medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry, received training in and extensively practiced psychodynamic and Gestalt psychotherapy, conventional and Ericksonian hypnotherapy, strategic and systemic individual and family therapies and homeopathic medicine. A frequent speaker, Dr. Goldsmith has also given presentations at the International Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy in Phoenix, Arizona, the US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress in Atlanta, and the annual Rethinking Psychiatry Symposium in Portland. He lives in Portland, OR where he maintains a psychiatric practice specializing in helping people recover from illness through natural means.
The Healing Paradox is available through and Net Galley.
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