The Heart Healers

The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Lives

Author: James Forrester, M.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466862556

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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At one time, heart disease was a death sentence. In The Heart Healers, world renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease. By the middle of the 20th century, heart disease was killing millions and, as with the Black Death centuries before, physicians stood helpless. Visionaries, though, had begun to make strides earlier. On Sept. 7, 1895, Ludwig Rehn successfully sutured the heart of a living man with a knife wound to the chest for the first time. Once it was deemed possible to perform surgery on the heart, others followed. In 1929, Dr. Werner Forssman inserted a cardiac catheter in his own arm and forced the x-ray technician on duty to take a photo as he successfully threaded it down the vein into his own heart...and lived. On June 6, 1944 - D-Day - another momentous event occurred far from the Normandy beaches: Dr. Dwight Harken sutured the shrapnel-injured heart of a young soldier, saved his life and the term "cardiac surgeon" born. Dr. Forrester tells the story of these rebels and the risks they took with their own lives and the lives of others to heal the most elemental of human organs - the heart. The result is a compelling chronicle of a disease and its cure, a disease that is still with us, but one that is slowly being worn away by "The Heart Healers".

Fire in the Heart

Healers, Sages, and Mystics

Author: Kyriacos C. Markides

Publisher: Paragon House Publishers


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 769


Discusses the teachings of Daskalos and Kostas, two Greek Cypriot healers who use out-of-body travel to heal people in this and other dimensions

Soulene: The Art of the Red Heart Healers

Author: Ursula Pearson

Publisher: i30 Media Corporation


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

View: 1922


Soulene, a novice healer living in Medieval Aquitaine, continues her adventures in Book II of the Soulene Trilogy. As Soulene’s healing skills increase, the young healer is given more responsibility. She takes on the role of mentor to an orphaned young girl with a very special gift. Soulene also becomes an assistant midwife, and helps bring a royal baby into the world! Later, she travels with her horse and two dogs, Henri and Marchand, to an apprenticeship in Colmar. The remote town on the German border is experiencing an outbreak of a terrifying new illness. Can Soulene help solve the mystery of the disease, and save the stricken townsfolk? Meanwhile, Soulene continues a correspondence with the handsome knight Sir Charles -- but will it ever develop into something serious? Soulene: The Art of the Red Heart Healers is the second book in the Soulene Trilogy. In telling the story of the teenage healer, author Ursula Pearson weaves a rich portrait of life in Medieval France. To learn more about Soulene, visit

Alternative Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury

Author: Laurance Johnston, PhD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781934559048

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 6536


Studies indicate that 40% of Americans use some form of alternative medicine; for individuals with long-term disabilities, learning about their options is even more critical. Written by the former director of the Spinal Cord Research and Education Foundation of the PVA, this is the first book to cover alternative therapies for spinal cord injury. From acupuncture to laser-based therapies, herbal medicine, homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, magnetic healing, and more, the book empowers readers by: Providing clear, reliable information on alternative choices to traditional health care. Equipping readers to make more informed decisions about their own health care. Tailoring information to meet the specific needs of the approximately 450,000 individuals living with a spinal cord injury. Providing healing modalities that minimize the risks that are especially relevant to people with SCI, like overmedication, hospitalization, and life-threatening infections. For those who have been forced to rely on the advice of the traditional medical specialist for their health care, this book opens a broad array of holistic options. It is essential for anyone suffering from a spinal cord injury, their families, friends, caregivers, and health-care providers.

The Sleeping King

A Novel

Author: Cindy Dees,Bill Flippin

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466821280

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1007


The Sleeping King is the start of a new fantasy series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Cindy Dees. Dees has won a Golden Heart Award, two RITAs for Category Suspense and Adventure and has also twice snared RT's Series Romantic Suspense of the Year. She is a great storyteller, and the adventures in her more than fifty novels are often inspired by her own life. Dees is an Air Force vet-the youngest female pilot in Air Force history-and fought in the first Gulf War. She's had amazing adventures, and she's used her experiences to tell some kickass stories. But as much as she love romances, Cindy's other passion has been fantasy gaming. For almost twenty years she's been involved with Dragon Crest, one of the original live action role-playing games. She's the story content creator on the game, and wanted to do an epic fantasy based on it, with the blessing and input of Dragon Crest founder Bill Flippin. The Sleeping King is the first in an epic fantasy series, featuring the best of the genre: near immortal imperial overlords, a prophecy of a sleeping elven king who's said to be the savior of the races . . . and two young people who are set on a path to save the day. The Sleeping King Trilogy #1 The Sleeping King #2 The Dreaming Hunt #3 The Wandering War At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Heart of Listening

A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work

Author: Hugh Milne

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556432798

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 5150


Originally published as a single volume, The Heart of Listening has been re-issued as two separate volumes because of public demand for a more concise, portable edition. Milne, a third generation Scottish osteopath, begins by explaining the visionary approach to healing, and how it may be applied to the realm of craniosacral work. He explains the importance of meditation, centering, and the cultivation of heartfulness in the development of compassionate practice. Milne introduces the reader to the story of visionary work—its genesis, evolution, philosophy, and practice—and explains how a grounding in meditation, sensitive touch, and intuitive perception can lead to a remarkable unfoldment in skill development.

Light Emerging

The Journey of Personal Healing

Author: Barbara Ann Brennan

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 030778942X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 9965


Barbara Ann Brennan continues her ground-breaking exploration of the human energy field, or aura—the source of our experience of health or illness. Drawing on many new developments in her teaching and practice, she shows how we can be empowered as both patients and healers to understand and work with our most fundamental healing power: the light that emerges from the very center of our humanity. In a unique approach that encourages a cooperative effort among healer, patient, and other health-care providers, Light Emerging explains what the healer perceives visually, audibly, and kinesthetically and how each of us can participate in every stage of the healing process. Presenting a fascinating range of research, from a paradigm of healing based on the science of holography to insights into the "hara level" and the "core star," Light Emerging is at the leading edge of healing practice in our time.

The South Beach Heart Program

The 4-Step Plan that Can Save Your Life

Author: Arthur Agatston

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1605292834

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 7384


A pioneering cardiologist and the author of the international bestseller The South Beach Diet presents the truth about cardiac care in this country and offers his proven program for preventing heart attacks and strokes. This year alone more than 1 million men and women in this country will suffer a heart attack or stroke. The shocking fact is that the majority of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented with the medical knowledge we already possess. Yet this isn't happening. Why? Because doctors and hospitals are paid more to treat disease with invasive techniques like angioplasty and bypass surgery than to prevent it. In his most personal and passionate work yet, Dr. Arthur Agatston champions a revolution in heart disease prevention that will enable people to stay out of the hospital and off the operating table. In Part 1 of this compelling book, he tells you why seemingly healthy people can suddenly have a heart attack and why people with great cholesterol numbers can be walking time bombs. He explains why belly fat can be an early warning sign of future heart disease and why a noninvasive heart scan can help predict your risk of heart attack. In Part 2, he presents the South Beach Heart Program, his 4-step plan for detecting, preventing, and even reversing heart disease: The 4 steps include: Heart-healthy eating, regular aerobic and core-strengthening exercise, state-of-the art diagnostic testing, and the latest heart-protective medications, as necessary. Thanks to his aggressive prevention approach, Dr. Agatston rarely sees a heart attack or stroke in his practice. Now you can benefit from the prevention strategy he uses to help his patients every day.

Pharmacologic Approaches to Heart Failure, An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics,

Author: Kirkwood F. Adams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323326129

Category: Medical

Page: 137

View: 6791


This issue of Heart Failure Clinics examines the pharmacologic approaches to heart failure: optimizing established therapy with a look toward future agents. Topics include the pathophysiologic foundation for the pharmacologic treatment of heart failure, treatment of heart failure with reducted ejection fraction and preserved ejection fraction, treatment of acute heart failure, investigational treatments, and the role of congestive heart failure medications following left ventricular assist device.

The Heart Speaks

A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing

Author: Mimi Guarneri

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743273125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 219

View: 4785


An evaluation of the multi-faceted role of the heart considers its representation of human emotions and spirituality as well as its essential role in the perpetuation of life, drawing on recent studies to reveal that the human heart has its own intelligence and memory and operates independently from the brain. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

The Nutraceutical Revolution

20 Cutting-edge Nutrients to Help You Design Your Own Perfect Whole-life Program

Author: Richard Firshein

Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 371

View: 9154


Describes a core group of supplements useful for treating a variety of complaints, including magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin E, and ginkgo

Leben ohne Krankheit

Author: David B. Agus

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961908

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 1385


Können wir bis ins hohe Alter fit und gesund bleiben? Sind Verfall und Krankheit wirklich unausweichlich? David B. Agus geht diesen fundamentalen Fragen nach und zeigt, wie eine neue Sichtweise auf unsere Gesundheit jedem Einzelnen den Weg ebnet zu jenem bisher unerreichbaren Ziel: einem langen und gesunden Leben. Wider aller herkömmlichen Herangehensweisen plädiert Agus für die "personalisierte Medizin": Jeder Mensch ist anders, jeder Körper muss anders gepflegt und gesund gehalten werden. Mit den Mitteln der modernen Medizin soll jeder seinen Körper "vermessen" und mit den Daten genau jene Verhaltensweisen erarbeiten, die Krankheiten verhindern. Dieses Buch ist auch eine unerschrockene Herrausforderung an jeden von uns: die Verantwortung für die eigene Gesundheit zu übernehmen. Und es ist ein Grundlagenwerk, das unser ganzes Leben verändern wird.

Healers Journey Into Light

Author: Lorna Todd

Publisher: Kima Global Publishers

ISBN: 095843591X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 9779


In this book the author takes us through a series of footsteps that lead us gradually but surely down the path of enlightenment. She guides you through such subjects as ethereal bodies, the hierarchy of angels and the great Masters who watch over the evolution of mankind.

Der einfache Weg zu einem langen Leben

Author: David B. Agus

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492966004

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 2392


Jeder Mensch kann etwas dafür tun, ein möglichst langes und gesundes Leben zu führen – und das ist gar nicht schwer! Auf der Basis aktuellster medizinischer Forschungsergebnisse zeigt der vielfach ausgezeichnete Arzt David B. Agus leicht verständlich und für jeden umsetzbar, wie wir unsere Gesundheit selbst in die Hand nehmen können. Welche Lebensmittel uns gut tun, welche Rolle Routinen in unserem Alltag spielen sollten, welches Maß an Bewegung am gesündesten ist und welche Vorsorgeuntersuchungen in den jeweiligen Altersgruppen tatsächlich sinnvoll sind. Das handliche Praxisbuch zu seinem Bestseller »Leben ohne Krankheit«, in dem die Prävention eine zentrale Rolle spielt – ein Augenöffner und eine praktische Anleitung, das Beste für sich selbst zu tun.

Healing from the Heart

How Unconventional Wisdom Unleashes the Power of Modern Medicine

Author: Mehmet C. Oz M.D.,Ron Arias

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101213043

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 1309


Dr. Mehmet Oz, celebrated heart surgeon and co-founder of the Complementary Care Center at New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, is spearheading the health-care revolution that is yielding powerful new healing tools that will forever change the way we think of medicine. In this ground-breaking book, he describes his pioneering work--combining cutting-edge Western medicine with such Eastern techniques as acupuncture and chi-gong, as well as such controversial therapies as hypnosis, music, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, and energy healing. The inspiring and affecting stories of his patients are the heart of this book--from the extraordinary discipline of Frank Torre, who used his professional sports training to "psych" himself into healing after heart transplant surgery, to the "impossible" recovery of blues great Johnny Copeland, who was roused from a seemingly impenetrable coma through the force of his own music. In recounting his patients' experiences, Dr. Oz forges a blueprint for the radical new medicine of the next millennium--drawing on the best from Eastern and Western therapies and empowering patients to become partners with doctors in promoting their own recovery.

Living in the Heart

How to Enter Into the Sacred Space Within the Heart

Author: Drunvalo Melchizedek

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 9781891824432

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 118

View: 7515


Melchizedek, a widely known and beloved spiritual teacher, shares his experiences of living in the sacred space within the heart. The author explains the processes and techniques he uses to enter this space and the profound joy it offers.

The Heart's Note

Sounding Love in Your Life from Your Heart's Secret Chamber

Author: Stewart Pearce

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1844093786

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 8248


A powerful and inspirational treatise, this study examines the heart as the seat of the soul and shows how, with a daily application of love, humanity can access its wisdom to find answers and create change. Drawn from research of indigenous tribes, ancient rituals, and Christian mystics, this resource teaches that heart consciousness—the idea of the heart as the ultimate truth of creation and the way in which people connect with each other—will enable harmony, peace, and satisfaction. Also illustrating that there is something crucially lacking in today’s society because of the disconnect to the heart, this important investigation encourages readers to be open to love, the fundamental physiological aspect through which true inner peace, normally lost in childhood, can be rediscovered.

The Calling of the Heart

A Journey in Self-Healing

Author: Maldonado

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608447448

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 7720


Robert R. Maldonado, Ph.D, is a retired Air Force Officer, Reiki Master Teacher, Barbara Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, Energy Medicine Practitioner, and teacher of Chinese Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. He has traveled the world extensively and has a passion for discovering beauty and honoring the sacred in all places and cultures he visits. Dr. Maldonado is dedicated to helping people discover their innate abilities and their potential to heal themselves and find their true purpose in life. In addition to his healing practice, he teaches learning seminars in middle school, leads a metaphysical group in Arlington, Virginia, and is a doctoral student in Energy Medicine at Akamai University. He frequently travels with Energy Medicine Partnerships, Inc., (EMP) and has authored books based on his visit to New Zealand, My Maori Experience-New Zealand-2007, and Peru, A Spiritual Journey to the Sacred Land of Mystical Peru. This book richly describes the author's personal experiences in transformation and healing, weaving together wonderful teachings from his life and journey as an energy healer. In the process, he eloquently uncovers certain truths or underlying principles on which healing rests, and he explains the various approaches he used as well as introduces several energy-based techniques. He explores the power of the healer within us-what healing is all about-and he shares some of the ancient wisdom he has learned from traditional healers during his international travels. Content also includes development of the healer, healing wounds, international spiritual tours, stories of healing, a discussion of his eclectic healing practice, personal reflections on the healing journey, and a vision of the future in healing. In The Calling of the Heart, Maldonado teaches us to honor ourselves and where we are in our lives; he teaches us to be open to other realties and to receiving guidance from others.

The Heart of a Woman

Author: Paul B. Tshuma

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453563403

Category: Poetry

Page: 97

View: 3018


The title is self explanatory, taking you on a journey into the heart of a Woman. To better understand and be engaged in this interesting subject matter, I will unveil this discovery through poetry and a description following each poem, in order for you to have a clear understanding of my personal experience. The heart of a Woman, is a book that takes its readers in my personal life journey, having been raised by a one special lady, my mother who chose to abandon everything in order to take care of my brother and I, who require full assistance because of the congenital physical disability in us. It is through these experiences that brought about the inspiration of telling my bibliography in a poetic style. Poetry may not be what you enjoy reading because it is hard to understand. True. I must say that you are in for a treat because not only will you read of my personal experiences but you will be taken on a journey of love in all areas, be it in two people of the opposite sax or friendship. You will get to read about my desire to someday be married and have a family. The grass does not always stay green, sometimes life is hard when your life depends on people to do things for you. Once more, you get to live the moment of my life that is faced with challenges such, a physical disability that seems to be an obstacle in achieving many things in life, pain, joy, love, care and many more. In spite of all this, the book contains words of inspiration to many who have given up on life. The books subject matter is, on my Christian life journey with Christ Jesus the son of the living God, who has brought me this far. Because of His love and grace for us, my purpose is for you to have the same joy I have in Jesus and to also have a new beginning with you mother so you can experience Gods love through the heart of a Woman.

The Heart of Japan (Routledge Revivals)

Glimpses of Life and Nature Far From the Travellers' Track in the Land of the Rising Sun

Author: Brownell Clarence Ludlow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317805712

Category: History

Page: 346

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This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. Their intention through these anecdotes – some humorous and charming, others tragic and thought-provoking – was to offer glimpses into the "real inner spirit of the native life," and to provide insights into the remarkable idiosyncrasies of Japanese society during a period of unprecedented change. Touching on such diverse topics as sport, religion, music, censorship, drama and bathing, The Heart of Japan will be of particular interest to students of Japanese, as well as to those intrigued by cultural difference and exchange.