Inspired by his Cherokee grandmother’s healing ceremonies, Lewis Mehl-Madrona enlightens readers to “alternative” paths to recovery and health. Coyote Medicine isn’t about eschewing Western medicine when it’s effective, but about finding other answers when medicine fails: for chronic sufferers, patients not responding to medication, or “terminal” cases that doctors have given up on. In the story of one doctor’s remarkable initiation into alternative ways to spiritual and physical health, Coyote Medicine provides the key to untapped healing methods available today.
“Vivid and visionary.”
“Dr. Mehl-Madrona draws upon his Native American background to present a model of healing that is holistic, humanistic, and provocative…A beacon for medicine in the twenty-first century.”
—Stanley Krupper, Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Institute, author of The Realms of Healing
“A book filled with pertinent information…Beautifully written and painfully honest…a fascinating life turned into a fascinating book.”
—Beth Crome, San Antonio Express News
“All readers, from those with a casual interest in Native American healing to health providers who want to learn more about alternative medicine, will enjoy and learn from this book.”
—Natalie Kupferberg, Library Journal
“A worthy complement to the work of Larry Dossey and other forward-thinking physicians.”
Lewis Mehl-Madrona holds an M.D. from Stanford University and has been a practicing physician for over twenty years. He is currently the Medical Director at the Center for Complementary Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Simon & Schuster, 1998