The Wellness Book

The Wellness Book

The Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining Health and Treating Stress-Related Illness

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Millions of readers are familiar with the work of Dr. Herbert Benson and the Mind/Body Medical Institute from his mega-bestselling book The Relaxation Response . With more than 5 million copies in print, it is a classic in the field of mind/body medicine. In The Wellness Book, Dr. Benson has created the definitive resource that shows readers how to maintain health and treat stress-related illnesses, including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, Parkinson’s Disease, infertility, insomnia, anxiety, symptoms of HIV and cancer, menopause, and more.

The Wellness Book shows readers how to create and control their own well being. Use of the book, in combination with modern medical treatments, will aid in prevention and treatment of a number of illnesses and, according to USA TODAY, “legitimizes the mind/body connection in traditional medicine.”
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  • Scribner | 
  • 512 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671797508 | 
  • October 1993
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Chapter 1

THE BEGINNING

A tree as great as a man's embrace springs from a small shoot.

A terrace nine stories high begins with a pile of earth.

A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step.
Lao-Tsu, Tao Te Ching

In this chapter you will explore

* what this book is about, how to use it, and what to expect in future chapters

* your role in implementing the suggestions in this book

Welcome to The Wellness Book. This book is written in a self-help format, designed to provide you with basic information and valuable skills to help you make... see more

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