A journey into the science of mind over body
Medicine, Mental Health, Neurology
Published by Canongate Books
A ground-breaking look at the new science behind the mind’s surprising ability to heal the body, with advice and tips on how we can all use the latest research to improve our health and our lives.
All in the mind?
- Can meditation fend off dementia?
- Can the smell of lavender affect the immune system?
- Can your thoughts ease physical pain?
In ‘Cure’, award-winning science writer Jo Marchant travels the world to meet the physicians, patients and researchers on the cutting edge of mind–body medicine, asking how the brain can heal the body and how we can all make changes to keep ourselves healthier.
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“Should be compulsory reading for all young doctors.”
“[Marchant] surveys with grace what we think we know, and what we would like to know, about the mysterious and troubling relationship between our minds and our bodies.”
“A revved-up, research-packed explication of the use of mind in medicine.”