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Heal Me

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Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

Julia Buckley needs a miracle. Like a third of the UK population, she has a chronic pain condition. According to her doctors, it can't be cured. She doesn't believe them. She does believe in miracles, though. It's just a question of tracking one down.

Julia's search for a cure takes her on a global quest, exploring the boundaries between science, psychology and faith with practitioners on the fringes of conventional, traditional and alternative medicine. From neuroplastic brain rewiring in San Francisco to medical marijuana in Colorado, Haitian vodou rituals to Brazilian 'spiritual surgery', she's willing to try anything. Can miracles happen? And, more importantly, what happens next if they do?

Raising vital questions about the modern medical system, this is also a story about identity in a system historically skewed against 'hysterical' female patients and the struggle to retain a sense of self under the medical gaze. Heal Me explains why modern medicine's current approach to chronic pain is failing patients. It explores the importance of faith, hope and cynicism and examines our relationships with our doctors, our beliefs and ourselves.

©2018 Julia Buckley (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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facniting insight into chronic pain

really liked this book. as a friend to some long suffering chronic pain sufferers, it has given me insight into their pain and the empathy we all need to show them. an inspiring and compelling journey.

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  • Denise
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  • 29-09-19

I really didn’t like this book

The content just didn’t flow. It was drab and annoying. I really expected Julia to be motivated into finding a cure and subsequently be informative with her findings. This just isn’t how I found it at all.

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Beautifully written, enlightening, grips you until the end. An important book, not just for those grappling with pain.