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The Healing Power of Illness
by Thorwald Dethlefsen, Rudiger Dahlke

The Meaning of Symptoms and How to Interpret Them


Table of Contents

Foreword Pt.1.

Theoretical preconditions for understanding sickness and healing

1. Illness and Symptoms
2. Polarity and Unity
3. The Shadow
4. Good and Evil
5. Illness is in our Nature
6. The Search for Causes
7. The Technique of In-depth Enquiry

Pt. 2. Symptoms and their meaning

1. Infection
2. Resistance
3. Respiration
4. Digestion
5. The Sense Organs
6. Headaches
7. The Skin
8. The Kidneys
9. Sexuality and Pregnancy
10. The Heart and Circulation
11. The Motor System and Nerves
12. Accidents
13. Psychological Symptoms
14. Cancer
15. AIDS
16. What To Do

A List of Psychological Equivalents of Organs and Parts of the Body in Common Idioms
Index of Symptoms