Textbook on Evidence-Based Holistic Mind-Body Medicine: Basic Principles of Healing in Traditional Hippocratic Medicine


Søren Ventegodt, MD
Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Research Clinic for Holistic Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordic School of Holistic Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark
Scandinavian Foundation for Holistic Medicine, Sandvika, Norway

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc,
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: HEA012000

Holistic medicine, or quality of life as medicine, as we often call it, is basically a strategy for improving the patients quality of life, through mobilizing of inner resources. This can never harm and will almost always benefit the patient’s wellbeing and often also help him or her to fight back the disease. The cure is very much the same for all patients: Help to know yourself better and to step into character and be more yourself, and more in tune with the universe. So it can be started right away, also without a specific diagnosis. Is modern, holistic medicine powerful? Oh yes, very much so. Holistic medicine is a truly powerful medicine, in spite of nobody really understanding the deepest structures of consciousness, the connection between mind and body, and the way holistic medicine works. But just because our scientific understanding admittedly still is limited we should not stop doing what we know works. In this book the authors cover the basic principles of healing and ethics of traditional Hippocratic medicine from a new and modern scientific approach. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Foreword: (Kathi Kemper)

(Søren Ventegodt and Joav Merrick)

Section 1: General Introduction

Chapter 1: Quality of life as medicine

Chapter 2: The 10 class categorical system for all types of medicine

Chapter 3: Cost-benefit analysis of 10 types of evidence-based medicine

Chapter 4: Positive effects, side effects and adverse events of holistic mind-body medicine

Chapter 5: Two different medical systems

Chapter 6: The need for evidence based Non-Drug Medicine

Chapter 7: Is alternative medicine (CAM) efficient?

Chapter 8: Scientific problems in holistic medicine: The “new medicine”

Chapter 9: Evidence based holistic medicine and CAM

Chapter 10: The Danish experiment with free medicine

Chapter 11: Effectiveness of traditional pharmaceutical biomedicine versus complementary and alternative medicine in a physician’s general practice

Chapter 12: Factors influencing the therapeutic decision-making

Chapter 13: Getting started – start practicing non-drug medicine today

Section 2: Tools For Mind-Body Medicine

Chapter 14: Introduction to talk-touch therapy

Chapter 15: Tools for holistic medicine

Chapter 16: Evaluation of the patient before intervention

Chapter 17: Therapeutic touch as a classic art of healing

Chapter 18 : Advanced tools for holistic medicine and sexology

Chapter 19: Five tools for manual sexological examination

Chapter 20: Problems related to manual sexology and the pelvic examination

Chapter 21: Existential therapy and acceptance through touch

Chapter 23: Acupressure through the vagina (Hippocratic pelvic massage)

Chapter 24: How to recover memory without “implanting” memories

Chapter 25: The use of Hippocrates’ healing principle of similarity

Chapter 26: The medical record

Chapter 27: Diagnosis in holistic medicine

Chapter 28: Five dimensions of mental health

Section 3: Acknowledgements

Chapter 29: About the authors

Chapter 30: About the International Scientific Review Board

Chapter 31: About the Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen

Chapter 32: About National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Israel

Section 4: Index

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