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Larry Dossey, MD

Larry Dossey"I used to believe that we must choose between science and reason on one hand, and spirituality on the other, in how we lead our lives. Now I consider this a false choice. We can recover the sense of sacredness, not just in science, but in perhaps every area of life."   


Texas physician Larry Dossey is an influential advocate of the role of the mind in spirituality and health. Going beyond drugs, surgery, and other expensive and hazardous interventions that don’t work for 90 percent of our aches and pains, Dossey explores the treasures hidden in plain sight whose healing power has been overlooked or forgotten, such as risk-taking, optimism, listening to music, doing nothing while nature takes its course, tears, dirt, and the role of mystery and miracles in our lives.

Dr. Dossey examines the potential power of readily accessible sources of well-being, providing a strong case for utilizing such remedies before more extreme measures. His expansive discourse on optimism, forgetting, music, miracles, plants, risk taking and other ‘simple’ things makes clear that, while these are hardly ‘simple’ when fully appreciated, often they are undervalued or completely ignored by the mainstream medical community, which turns to high-tech procedures and worst-case scenarios as a first resort. According to Dossey, a nearly single-minded clinical focus has obscured patients' interpretation of their own experiences, leaving out important clues about how people heal. In his work he has discovered numerous examples of those who have experienced ‘spontaneous healing,’ which most physicians discount or downplay because they defy explanation.

Long hailed as one of the founders of mind-body medicine, Larry Dossey directs our attention to simple sources of healing that are available all around us.

LARRY DOSSEY, MD, is a former internist and chief of staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital and the former cochair of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is the executive editor of Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing and the author of nine other books on the role of consciousness and spirituality in healing, including the New York Times bestseller Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine. Dr. Dossey lives in Santa Fe with his wife, author Barbara Montgomery Dossey.


Larry Dossey | The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
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Larry Dossey directs our attention to the power of optimism and simple sources of healing that are available all around us.

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