Author: Richard Gerber, MD
Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Bear and Company
Publication date: 2001
List: US$18.00, C$28.95
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Dr. Gerber has spent a quarter of a century researching alternative methods
of diagnosis and healing. He received his medical degree from Wayne State
University School of Medicine (Detroit, Michigan) and continues his practice
of internal medicine in the same area.
This book is a compilation of various alternative approaches in medicine.
It covers everything from high-tech (lasers and holograms) to low-tech
(herbal medicine and hydrotherapy). It includes psychic healing and crystal
therapy. All of this, and more, is covered in thirteen chapters.
This book was originally published in the late '80s, at a time when the use
of lasers by the medical field was just beginning to become widespread, and
before the acceptance of many now commonly accepted "alternative" treatments
by society at large.
This is. By no means, a light-weight book. Although I feel anyone with
average intelligence will be able to benefit from reading it, I'm also sure
that many readers will not be willing to accept much of the data contained
within it. For those locked into a "nuts and bolts" approach to healing and
medicine, discussion of etheric and astral matter may well seem like science
fiction. Of course, discussion of x-rays in medicine seemed like science
fiction not so long ago. If you are willing to accept, as a working
hypothesis, many of the concepts Dr. Gerber presents, you may find yourself
expanding your own awareness of human health and well-being.
The first four chapters lay the groundwork for the remainder of the book,
explaining the ideas behind etheric and astral energies, the concept of
reincarnation, and an attempt at explaining the existence of
faster-than-light particles. For those who have been exposed to such
concepts through prior reading or training, there is nothing too radical in
here. For those with no such prior exposure, this section may border on the
fantastic. Bear with it, however, as it is a necessary foundation for
The author covers radionics as a diagnostic and healing tool. Many people
will have a problem since this smacks of science fiction in some ways. Most
of the techniques and methodologies are on the fringe of accepted medical
Dr. Gerber has assembled data from a wide range of sources, both medical and
metaphysical, and presents a well-though out approach to the use of
techniques which have been in use for millennia as well as those which are
on the cutting edge of technology.
If you read this book with an open mind, you will benefit greatly from it.
Reviewed by Mike Gleason