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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann (June 17 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750654007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750654005
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 558 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #388,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

President, Nature's Own Research Association, Dover, NH
Education Consultant, Institute for New Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC.

Recent lectures and workshops include: Stichting Opleiding Manuele Therapie, Amersfoort, Netherlands; Concord Hospital, NH; Rolf Institute and Guild for Structural Integration, Boulder, Colorado; Colorado Cranial Institute, Zurich, Switzerland; Upledger Institute, UK; Rosenberg Institute and Nordleys Massage School, Silkeborg, Denmark; Ergoterapeut-og Fysioterapeutskolen, Holstebro, Denmark; Massage Therapy Research Agenda Workgroup, American Massage Therapy Foundation, Grand Rounds, Rehabilitation Medicine, NIH

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Randy Mack on March 1 2004
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James Oschman has done it, he's presenting us with the rare gift of a breakthrough understanding of the human condition that includes a profound new theory of the mechanisms of life, one with critically important clinical implications. In prose that reads like a good adventure story he presents with great clarity, comprehensiveness, and extensive endnotes a mind-boggling story from the frontiers of biophysics. Reading merely the introduction to this immensely important book will open your mind to a radically different paradigm of human functioning, one that is laying the foundation for more fully understanding all kinds of phenomena of living processes that heretofore have remained insoluble mysteries.
He discusses the nature of scientific revolution and how once shunned and ignored ideas move into the mainstream of orthodoxy only to be replaced in turn. It is time for some of the most fundamental assumptions of medical and life sciences to be examined, time for these new ideas to be tested.
Dr. Oschman cites voluminous evidence from scientific journals demonstrating that along with the communication systems we are most familiar with, the nervous and endocrine systems, there are other communication and regulatory systems that can only be understood when we look deeper into ourselves than the realms of organs and cells and even molecules with all of their complex iterations and interactions. We must go into the quantum realm of subatomic particles if we would understand the nature of life.
Biophysicists have been doing this in their labs and specialized journals but their discoveries have had little effect outside their field.
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105 of 114 people found the following review helpful
A Mind-Boggling New Scientific Understanding March 1 2004
By Randy Mack - Published on Amazon.com
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James Oschman has done it, he's presenting us with the rare gift of a breakthrough understanding of the human condition that includes a profound new theory of the mechanisms of life, one with critically important clinical implications. In prose that reads like a good adventure story he presents with great clarity, comprehensiveness, and extensive endnotes a mind-boggling story from the frontiers of biophysics. Reading merely the introduction to this immensely important book will open your mind to a radically different paradigm of human functioning, one that is laying the foundation for more fully understanding all kinds of phenomena of living processes that heretofore have remained insoluble mysteries.
He discusses the nature of scientific revolution and how once shunned and ignored ideas move into the mainstream of orthodoxy only to be replaced in turn. It is time for some of the most fundamental assumptions of medical and life sciences to be examined, time for these new ideas to be tested.
Dr. Oschman cites voluminous evidence from scientific journals demonstrating that along with the communication systems we are most familiar with, the nervous and endocrine systems, there are other communication and regulatory systems that can only be understood when we look deeper into ourselves than the realms of organs and cells and even molecules with all of their complex iterations and interactions. We must go into the quantum realm of subatomic particles if we would understand the nature of life.
Biophysicists have been doing this in their labs and specialized journals but their discoveries have had little effect outside their field. What Jim has so ably accomplished that no one else has done and which is so vitally important is to carefully scrutinize this burgeoning material with the eyes of a comprehensivist and synthesize it into a new paradigm that sheds light on so many mysteries from the everyday questions of how living organisms regulate disparate functions, generate energy, et cetera. In doing so a number of fascinating questions arise in the mind of the scientifically literate that scream for investigation. So many questions that have resisted our best minds' efforts at understanding appear now ready to be answered, and give rise to the next layer of questions.
Life functions cannot be understood so long as the investigation holds to the familiar realms. We now have the tools and with Jim's contribution the theoretical framework to carry our investigation of life and especially human life into the next domain of quantum realities. The practical results, if this work is given the resources it needs, will surely be immensely important. Questions about the extraordinary and well-documented events that sometimes occur in activities like sports, the martial arts, and various healing modalities can now be investigated rationally - and perhaps someday if we do the work these now rare and inexplicable phenomena will be harnessed and reliably produced for the well-being of us all.
The evidence for this "second" nervous system, one that functions much more rapidly, is near infinitely more complex, and magnitudes of order more sensitive than the nervous system we are so familiar with is conclusive. And this system has been right in front of our eyes and under our hands all along, we just didn't have scientific tools with sufficient sensitivity to perceive and investigate it until recently. I urge everyone interested in these vital issues to get this book and spread the word.
Randy Mack
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful, enlightening April 2 2007
By M. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
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So much fascinating information about the human bio electrical system, and how even the tiniest current of electricity can effect it. I couldn't stop reading it. Every chapter opened my eyes wider to the possibilities for creating health even with the amount of current contained in the impulse of a faint thought or intention.

I wish the print were a bit larger and the pages not so shiny, because it made it harder to read. Otherwise a very great book!
64 of 76 people found the following review helpful
A little disappointing Oct. 18 2005
By M. KIRKE - Published on Amazon.com
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Anyone reading the title of this book might justifiably assume it was going to deal with the type of energy manifested in Qi Gong, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), acupuncture, Quantum-Touch and many other energy therapies - subtle energy it is often called.

The author does not want to deal with this type of energy, and admits as much, though he is careful to say he does not deny its existence. His book is devoted mainly to electromagnetic phenomena, of which there are plenty, of course, but this is not the healing energy as I understand and use it.

I have to give it four stars as it is very thorough in its limited scope; otherwise I would only have given it three precisely because it does not deal with what I see as the primary healing energy, but only with what I regard as secondary phenomena.

It's an expensive book and I am sorry I bought it, it may be useful to some, but not to me.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Phenomenal information Dec 9 2009
By Nancy Doyle - Published on Amazon.com
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I cannot put this book down. It has so much information about the depth of how and why the the body systems work from consciousness to unconscious. I especially like the information about communication through the connective tissue. There is so much great information I cannot do justice to speak of this man's work. We truly are a living matrix. He has a great way of explaining that I can understand though he does address much from a technical point. I am a nurse and energy healer and this information gives me truth and understanding to the depths of healing possibilities. Nancy Doyle
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
As a practitioner of tai chi chuan i found this book most enlightening Oct. 28 2013
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As a practitioner of tai chi chuan i found this book most enlightening and put many concepts from the tai chi classics
understandable in the light of micro biology


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