Vital Healing
240 pages, 6 9/10 x 9 1/10
10 b&w illustrations
Release Date:15 Jan 2011
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Vital Healing

Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of India, Tibet and the Middle East - Middle Asia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The traditional medicines of Middle Asia are rich and varied – from the Unani and Siddha medicines of southern India, to the Sufi healing practices of the Middle East.

Dr. Marc S. Micozzi unfolds the compelling idea that vital energy, expressed as “prana” in the Indian practice of Ayur Veda, is the unifying concept that underpins and connects all of these traditions. Describing the origins, health promotion strategies, diagnostic techniques, and modern-day uses of each approach, he also draws parallels to and finds correlations with mainstream Western concepts, and demonstrates how these complementary and alternative therapies fit within the context of their own cultures and ours.

This groundbreaking book will be of interest to practitioners of all Middle Eastern and Asian medical traditions, complementary and alternative health practitioners, and anyone with an interest in Middle Eastern and Asian approaches to health and wellbeing.

Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD, is the founder and director of the Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is a former Executive Director of the College of Physicians and Director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine.


1. Vital Healing: Body and Spirit

2. Vital Energy: Spirit and Flow in Asian Medicines

3. Continuous Healing: Traditional Ayur Vedic Medicine of India

4. Alchemical Healing: Traditional Siddha Medicine of South India

5. Yoga: Journey From Body to Spirit

6. Quantum Healing: Maharishi Ayur Veda (MAV)

7. To the High Himalaya: Tibetan Medicine

8. The Light of Healing: Unani Medicine

9. Rapid Healing: Sufism of the Middle East

10. The Sum of Healing


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