Sacred Medicine and the Mysteries of Healing
Lissa Rankin, MD, is a Western-trained ob-gyn, linear thinker, and evidence-informed scientist. But she also describes herself as a mystic — an open-hearted, spiritually alive, empathic healer who has witnessed countless “miracles” of healing, including her own. Having spent equal time practicing and studying in Western medicine and in complementary and alternative medicine (fourteen years in each), she is careful not to blindly praise one paradigm over another. “You might say I’ve been a doe-eyed devotee of both camps," she says, "but I’ve also been disillusioned by both…both offer gems and garbage.” Her recent book, Sacred Medicine: A Doctor’s Quest to Unravel the Mysteries of Healing, took her from holy mountains, faith healers, and prayer circles to trauma experts, leading scientists, and psychologists. Rankin is a bestselling author, artist, activist, and thought leader in mind-body medicine, dedicated to “healing health care.” Read Full Bio »
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