The Eagle's Way




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/23/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6.14x9.21
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781425160289

About the Book

A GP, looking back over forty-eight years in medicine sees:

1.The growth of alternative medicine and the emergence of holistic and integrative medicine as very important developments in the evolution of healthcare.

2.The underlying principle of orthodox medicine as fighting disease, an approach consistent with the Newtonian paradigm of separation.

3.The underlying principle of alternative medicine as embracing disease, an approach consistent with the new paradigm of unity.

4.Maintenance of scientific standards dictating that most alternative therapies will remain outside the parameters of orthodox medicine but will be complementary.

5.Conventional medicine as intellectual, sensory, head-based and extraverted in its approach.

6.Alternative medicine as more intuitive, heart-based, introverted and tending to ‘go with the flow’ rather than have set standards of treatment.

7.Practitioners of holistic and integrative medicine, utilizing both systems, as the healers of the future.

8.Understanding of illness evolving from being caused by gods or evil spirits to being caused by external causes. Thence to internal causes, seen as undermining the immune system and facilitating the external causes.

9.Unconditional love in the form of non-judgmental respect, care and compassion
As the most powerful force in healing,
As consistent with the new concepts in quantum physics and consciousness,
As fundamental to the art of medicine,
As a substantial contributor to the science of medicine,
As an essential component of alternative medicine and
As the central core of holistic and integrative medicine.

About the Author

Born in 1941, Peter Johnston graduated in medicine in Melbourne in 1965. After spending three years in hospitals in Melbourne and Perth, he spent a year with the army ‰*Ò most of it at the First Australian Field Hospital in Vietnam. This was followed by two years in general practice in Watsonia before moving to the Hartwell Medical Centre, where he worked as a GP for thirty years. He married in 1969 but in 1979 his wife was diagnosed as having emphysema as a result of a congenital enzyme deficiency. This ultimately proved fatal in 1987, but in the intervening seven years, they both explored a range of complementary and alternative therapies. In the early 1980s, Peter helped establish a meditation and support group for patients with cancer. He has continued to pursue studies and courses in a wide range of complementary therapies, encompassing physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual aspects of healthcare. Currently he works as a general practitioner with a special interest in holistic counselling.