At a time of increasing volatility in healthcare provision, we all have to become more responsible for our own wellbeing. This book—an imaginative, practical, and accessible guide to our inner organs—is written for all who want to improve their health and develop resiliency against illness.
Although trained as a medical doctor, Olaf Koob has the vision and experience of a holistic physician. He has surveyed diverse medical systems—orthodox medicine, naturopathy, homeopathy, traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic, and anthroposophic medicine—and found their common substance. Using this knowledge, he relates the essence of each human organ: its position, color, form, embryonic development, function, and characteristic attributes. Thus, the organs begin to tell their own stories, revealing their “biographies,” physiognomy, and the illnesses to which they are prone.
Inspired by esoteric wisdom, Koob creates living images of the pancreas and the hormonal system and shows how the spleen, liver, gall bladder, heart, kidneys, lungs, and reproductive organs relate to the whole cosmos. He describes the nature of poison and detoxification, good and bad nutrition, and the importance of secretion and elimination.
If the Organs Could Speak is a unique work that enables us to think more creatively about our bodies and how they function, and to help us cope with crises, suffering and pain.
C O N T E N T S:
Preface by Volker Fintelmann
The Human Enigma
The Cosmic Language of the Human Form
The Planetary Order in the Organs
The Hormone System
The Lungs, Liver, Kidneys, and Heart as the Four Meteorological Organs
Poisoning and Detoxifying
The Importance of Secretion and Elimination
Nutrition and Healing
Naturopathic and Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Chinese and Anthroposophic Medicine
Gleaned on the Journey
Notes and References
Dr. Olaf Koob, MD, was born in 1943. He studied medicine and worked as a school doctor in Freiburg and Wanne-Eickel, Germany. He has been a drug counselor, a general practitioner in Weimar and Berlin, a school doctor at the Berlin Therapy Centre for children with special needs, and spent many years collaborating on a research project into drug-related diseases and social factors. He currently lectures and leads seminars in Germany and around the world and is the author of numerous books on medicine and healing.