The Brain's Way of Healing

The Brain's Way of Healing

Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries From the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Book - 2015
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Presents advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness. Shows how the process of neuroplastic healing really works and describes natural, non-invasive avenues into the brain provided by the forms of energy around us-light, sound, vibration, movement-which pass through our senses and our bodies to awaken the brain's own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. Doidge explores cases where patients alleviated years of chronic pain or recovered from debilitating strokes or accidents; children on the autistic spectrum or with learning disorders normalizing; symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and cerebral palsy radically improved, and other near-miracle recoveries. And we learn how to vastly reduce the risk of dementia with simple approaches anyone can use. For centuries it was believed that the brain's complexity prevented recovery from damage or disease. The Brain's Way of Healing shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing.
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780670025503
Branch Call Number: 612.8 DOI NVD
Characteristics: xxii, 409 pages ; 25 cm


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Oct 22, 2019

Absolutely remarkable stories and modalities of healing the brain. Even after reading countless books on neuroplasticity and methods of healing the brain, this book has jaw dropping therapies and results that are not found elsewhere. Fills the world with real hope.

Mar 21, 2019

I love this book, Dr Doidge explains complex issues in a way easy to understand - even for a non-scientist. I love the fact that he touches on so many different strategies/options, some of those were so incredible that I had to reread the chapter to understand and grasp the magnificence of what is possible. I've recommended this book to quite a few friends. Definitely worth reading!

Oct 01, 2018

Slow to read. Takes concentration. Excellent up to date information based on medical research and case studies, in favor of understanding the neuro-plasticity of the human brain.
SLOW READ, intense writing which will put many people off.
It is not likely a book to read cover to cover, but, a chapter here, then next month, a chapter there.
Excellent (very long) Chapter on how a man diminished his symptoms brought on by Parkinson's ... by regularly walking. The brain responds.
Author has a previous book, The Brain That Changes Itself.

minor_cat May 18, 2017

I loved Doidge's previous book on neuroplasticity The Brain That Changes Itself, this is a great follow-up.

Jan 21, 2016

Read by Jan 20, 2016. Great introduction to understanding the brain functionality and neuroplasticity. Throughly enjoyed.

Oct 02, 2015

Interesting, informative, and above all, hopeful. While the book does not provide specifically helpful tips, it does give an overview of promising treatments. Perhaps somewhat over-detailed (i.e. too lengthy anecdotal reports), this book is nevertheless well-worth reading.

Sep 07, 2015

This book changed my life. I have begun healing myself in ways I never thought possible. His methods and ideas should be taught to every child....imagine the powerful lives they would live.

Aug 02, 2015

Interesting book but written too long to a point that the main message may be obscured.

tpre007 Jun 05, 2015

The brain cannot "heal" itself in the same fashion as a broken bone, say....but has anyone ever heard it said that "humans use only a tiny fraction of their brains?" What Dr. Doidge is revealing is that our brains are able to activate this unused gray matter to compensate for injury!!

Mar 28, 2015

I am encouraged by Dr. Doidge's research and hoping it becomes mainstream in treatment arenas. He cites several new therapies that give hope to people that have tried everything to heal from strokes, balance issues, and many types of brain injuries. We have been told there is no treatment but now maybe there is.karen

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