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Trend Toward ’Whole Human’ Approach

The mystical interaction of mind and body in maintaining—or disrupting—human health was recognized intuitively long before the advent of modern medicine. So it would have been no surprise to the ancients to learn that certain men of science today are trying to “teach” patients how to relieve or cure physical ailments by concentrating their mental faculties on that goal. This remarkable process is known as “biofeedback,” a term redolent of the age of technology although its effects, if validated, are more suggestive of black magic. Nor would the ancients have been surprised to learn that other men of science are trying to reduce patients' mental and emotional miseries by dosing them with various miraculous potions or by cutting into their ...

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