The body loves the truth

The band released a collection of essays neurobiology expert PSYCHOLOGIES David Servan-Schreiber. We asked Victor Kagan share their impressions from reading.

The body loves the truth

"Given my body - what do I do with them, so united so my" neuroscientist David Servan-Schreiber was looking for an answer to the question is hardly known to him Mandelstam Osip since 1991 (when, in the course of a scientific experiment he accidentally discovered a brain tumor ) and before retiring from life in 2011. The book consists of essays, many of which are familiar to readers of Psychologies. She - the result of the meeting profession and to experience the fate of David. The doctor-patient relationship, struggling with the disease and help patients - a hard lesson that not everyone can take in life. Dr. Servan-Schreiber took it and share it with us. In the most general form of the book - on bridges and links between the different medicine. Attentive and interested, but not a biased opinion doctor turned to that accumulating for thousands of years and can contribute to scientific medicine in maintaining health and overcoming illness - spiritual practices, herbal medicine, homeopathy, qigong ...

The art of healing is much richer medicines, says the author, and the view that official medicine is scientific, and "the parallel medicine" nor are baseless, incorrect. Scientific medicine has become like a brilliantly equipped workshop for the diagnosis and repair of malfunctions of the body. It is effective when there are some serious problems. But she had no time to be distracted by conversations with the owner of the body. However, not more precisely you compare the body of the plant, which was necessary to look after? It does not need any body to the soul of love, like a child - in his mother's love? How to talk to him, make it heard and believe? How to listen to him, to learn about its needs and respond to them? This deals with traditional medicine, to which is better to go if you want to be healthy and to cope with chronic illness. It is slower, but with good results and fewer side effects. David Servan-Schreiber simply, without too much "learning" (with a brilliant knowledge of science) and with living examples of talks about the relationship of body and mind, to the sound of different instruments in the orchestra to play life. It is not teaching, and thinking about how to "learn to trust your body, hope for him than it is willing to let the current medicine." What works - chemistry or placebo effect? What we can take from the experience of shamans? How does homeopathy? What features of our way of life makes sense to pay attention to? Well all that gives body and soul to help each other to live a dignified life tempered. From the book, you can get a real pleasure, if not read diagonally in search of recipes and join in the conversation, to which the author invites.

David Servan-Schreiber (David Servan-Schreiber), the French neuroscientist, professor of clinical psychiatry expert Psychologies, author of several books, among them - the "anti-cancer" and "anti-stress" (RIPOL Classic, 2010, 2012).