Author(s): Dr. Wayne Jonas
A radical, evidence-based new vision for healing.Twenty-five per cent of adults experience chronic health problems, such as back pain, headaches, obesity, fatigue, and depression. These illnesses are almost impossible to cure with conventional medicine, yet in his 40 years as a doctor Wayne Jonas has helped almost all of his patients get better.Now he can help you, too.How Healing Works reveals that only 20 per cent of healing comes from medicine or surgery, while 80 per cent depends on other factors - a patient's physical environment, their lifestyle, their values, and more. It offers practical advice on working with your doctor to construct a personal, integrative plan for healing and offers examples of what this might look like. The key to success is finding out what works for you - whether this is conventional medicine, complementary therapies, or something else entirely.This is not the argument that you can simply 'think yourself' better. Rather, it uses case studies and rigorous scientific research to show how, if you understand how healing really works, you can take greater control of your recovery, increase the likelihood that any treatment will be effective, prevent many of the diseases of ageing, and significantly reduce your dependence on medicine.
Wayne B. Jonas is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Samueli Institute, a non-profit medical research organisation supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes and their application in health and disease. He is a widely published scientific investigator, a practicing family physician, Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University, and Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Additionally, Dr Jonas is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army.