Coyote Healing: Miracles in Native Medicine

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By Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D., is certified in family practice, geriatrics, and psychiatry and worked for years in rural emergency medicine. He is currently an associate professor of family medicine and psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan and is the author of Narrative Medicine, More...



Distills the basic principles used by Native American healers to create miracles.

• Explores the power of miracles in both traditional Native American healing and modern scientific medicine.

• Cites numerous cases in which people whose conditions were deemed hopeless were miraculously healed.

• Enables readers to start their own healing journey through the exploration of purpose, meaning, and acceptance.

• By the author of Coyote Medicine.

Native American healers expect miracles and prepare in all possible ways for them to occur. In modern medicine, miraculous recoveries are discarded from studies as anomalous cases that will taint the otherwise orderly results. Yet this small group of "miracle" patients has much to teach us about healing and survival.

Coyote Healing distills the common elements in miracle cures to help people start their own healing journey. Looking at 100 cases of individuals who experienced miracle cures, Dr. Mehl-Madrona found the same preconditions that Native American healers know are necessary in order for miracles to occur. The author reveals what he learned from both his own practice and the interviews he conducted with survivors about the common features of their path back to wellness. Survivors found purpose and meaning in their life-threatening illness; peaceful acceptance was key to their healing. Coyote Healing also tells of another kind of miracle--finding faith, hope, and serenity even when a cure seems impossible.

"Using the basic principles of Native American healers, Mehl-Madrona informs his readers of the common threads uniting medical miracles."
Molly Brown, Natural Beauty & Health, Feb 2004, Issue 91

"Dr. Mehl-Madrona offers sound and important advice not just for the ill but for everyone."
Doyle Lgan, Jr., Southwest Book Views, Winter 2004, Vol. 3 No. 1

"Coyote Healing reads like a novel, both in literary style and the engaging narratives of amazing healing journeys."
L. Balukian, Progressive Health, Winter 2004

“We all delight in reading about medical miracles. Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, a highly trained practitioner of integrative medicine and Native American healing, gives us inspiring stories along with insightful analyses of them so that we can apply their lessons to our own lives.”
ANDREW WEIL, M.D., author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health

“Lewis Mehl-Madrona has deconstructed the mechanisms of miracle cures and true healing in a way that is sensible, coherent, and shockingly enlightening. Your view of life and wellness will be forever transformed!”
Thom Hartmann, author of Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight

“If ever there was a time to be open to miracles, the time is now. Coyote Healing provides a blueprint for celebrating the miracle of healing in all aspects of life.”
GARY SWARTZ, PH.D., author of Living Energy Universe

“. . . shares the essence of healing as a way for others to discover their own Medicine Wheel. In the old Cherokee stories it would be said that Mehl-Madrona has found the enchanted lake where animals and humans go to heal themselves and to reaffirm life.”
J. T. GARRETT, author of Medicine of the Cherokee and Cherokee Herbal

"An enlightening book, it will hold you spellbound with its hands-on approach to healing, and wellness. Those interested in Native American healing will find this a highly enjoyable reading and learning experience."
Lee Prosser,, Jan. 18, 2006