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Right Living
Charles E. Rosenberg
0801871891
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"Bibliophiles, medical historians, and collectors of Americana will find this extremely well documented book a treasure trove of information." -- Choice
"This intriguing collection,... which features some beautifully reproduced illustrated posters from the mid-nineteenth century, is a welcome contribution to the histories of print culture, the mass market, and medicine. By demonstrating how these three histories have been intertwined, it is also a pioneering one." -- JAMA

Review
"Popular health texts illuminate the practice of medicine itself and the experiences of sickness, birth, and death... Such texts provide useful insight into worldview as well as bedside practice. Popular guides to health were -- and still are -- relevant to historians seeking to understand the changing uses...


Love, Medicine & Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients
Bernie S. Siegel
0060919833
January 1986
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Siegel, a New Haven surgeon, believes that the power of healing stems from the human mind and will, that his scalpel only buys time against cancer, and that self-love and determination are more important than choice of therapy. His philosophy has caused radical changes in his practice. Siegel recounts many arresting anecdotes: joyous stories of patients who survived against all odds, sad chronicles of those who seemingly gave up and assented to their own deaths. The author's credentials make this one of the more plausible books on the mind-body connection. For most public libraries and holistic health collections. Judith Eannarino, George Washington Univ. Lib., Washington, D.C.Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Anatomy of the Spirit : The Seven Stages of Power and Healing
Caroline Myss
0517703912


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Book Review
What sets Anatomy of the Spirit apart is Carolyn Myss's ability to blend diverse religious and spiritual beliefs into a succinct discussion of health and human anatomy. For example, when describing the seven energy fields of the human body, she fuses Christian sacraments with Hindu chakras and the Kabbalah's Tree of Life. Fortunately, Myss is a skilled writer as well as researcher, able to ground her extensive spiritual and religious discussions by using real-life stories and a tight writing style. Those who are squeamish with the notion of biography affecting biology will find this book a struggle (in one chapter, Myss links pancreatic cancer with a man's refusal to unburden his life and start fulfilling his dreams). Many, however, hail Myss for creating a valuable contribution to the ongoing exploration of spirituality and...


The Chinese Way to Health
Stephen Gascoigne
0804831203
June 1997
Paperback
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Card catalog description
This highly illustrated and practical self-help guide introduces you to the principles and techniques of Chinese medicine and shows you how to use them in your daily life. According to Chinese philosophy, life energy - Qi - flows throughout the body and directly affects our state of health. By developing an understanding of this flow of energy, we can prevent illness as well as treat symptoms when they arise. With clear, safe advice from an expert author and consultants, there is no better book to provide the perfect practical introduction to Chinese medicine.


Meditation As Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force
Dharma Singh Khalsa
0743400658
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Long-term meditators experience 80 percent less heart disease and 50 percent less cancer than nonmediators, according to a large body of studies. Meditation has been shown to improve sleep and reduce chronic pain. Not all meditation is equally effective, however. Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., has developed a form of advanced meditation he calls "Medical Meditation," which "more fully addresses every element of our physical and ethereal makeup... a full-service approach." Medical Meditation is an adaptation of kundalini yoga combined with meditation, using specific breathing patterns, posture and movements, mantras, and mental focus.

Different Medical Meditation focus on different physiological benefits for specific conditions, so once you've learned the basics, you can choose a specific Medical Meditation for high blood...



Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing : The Last Self-Help Book You Will Ever Need
Gloria Arenson
0743213874
November 27, 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For those scared off by the seemingly endless self-help road and amenable to New Age philosophy, Gloria Arenson, a psychologist specializing in energy and power therapies, presents Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing: The Last Self-Help Book You Will Ever Need. Arenson practices and ardently recommends Meridian Therapy, a technique stemming from acupressure that allows people to decrease their levels of stress without professional help. By tapping on eight different spots on their bodies, practitioners can alleviate anxiety, the impacts of trauma, compulsive behaviors and any number of other difficulties. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Review
Fred P. Gallo, Ph.D.author of Energy Tapping, Energy Psychology, and Energy Diagnostic and Treatment...


Leaves of Gold. Phytotherapy for the New Millennium. a Self-Help Guide to the Benefits of Herbal Medicine
Ralph J. Montonaro
1593440499
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine
Saki F. Santorelli
0609805045
January 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Santorelli, director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, offers a collection of inspirational essays and the meditations he uses in his eight-week course at the clinic for both healing professionals and patients. The key to improving the relationship between the two, he believes, is mindful awareness, a spiritual concept borrowed from Eastern mysticism. To achieve mindfulness, he recommends a series of breathing exercises. Santorelli suggests that within every health care practitioner is a Wounded One, in every patient an Inner Healer. Patient and doctor are bound together, and may embrace "an indelible opportunity to drink from the deep well of [their lives]." Interspersed throughout the essays are a series of eight chapters describing the weekly sessions of one of...


Leaves of Gold. Phytotherapy for the New Millennium. a Self-Help Guide to the Benefits of Herbal Medicine
Ralph J. Montonaro
1593440502
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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You Can Heal Your Life
Louise L. Hay
1561706280
January 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
If you haven't seen Hay House's Lifestyles series of gorgeous gift books, there is no better way to acquaint yourself than with publisher/author Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your Life. A bestseller for many years, You Can Heal Your Life has been republished with bright, beautiful illustrations in full, living color and exquisite typography--each and every page is a work of art by artist Joan Perrin Falquet. The timeless message of the book is that we are each responsible for our own reality and "dis-ease." Hay believes we make ourselves ill by having thoughts of self-hatred. She includes a directory of ailments and emotional causes for each with a corresponding affirmation to help overcome the illness. For example, the probable cause of multiple sclerosis is "mental hardness, hard-heartedness, iron will, and inflexibility." The...


And a Time to Die : How American Hospitals Shape the End of Life
Sharon R. Kaufman
0743264762
March 22, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. This beautifully synthesized and disquieting account of how hospital patients die melds disciplined description with acute analysis, incorporating the voices of doctors, nurses, social workers and patients in a provocative analysis of the modern American quest for "a good death." In a series of case studies, Kaufman (The Ageless Self: Sources of Meaning in Life), a professor of medical anthropology at UC–San Francisco, shows how hospitals, by focusing on life-saving treatments, can indefinitely prolong the life of the critically ill patient, who may drift into an indeterminate zone, suspended between life and death. "[D]ying has become a technical endeavor, a negotiated decision and a murky matter biologically," she notes. Writing with penetrating clarity and detached compassion, and with...


Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice (2nd Edition)
Albert M. Cook, Susan M. Hussey
0323006434
December 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Completely revised and updated to reflect changes in the field, the new edition of this popular text presents a model of a disabled human operator using various assistive technologies. Also included: an overview and historical perspective of the field; special disabilities and the use of assistive technologies; how to derive and measure standards of performance; proper positioning when using assistive devices; and more. New to this edition: a comprehensive glossary; new appendices, including a list of resources and a list of product manufacturers; additional case studies; new illustrations and photographs; and more!

Book Info
Univ. of Alberta, Canada. Text focuses on persons with disabilities and how they use assistive technologies. Outlines contexts of use in a Human...


Feeling Good Handbook
David D. Burns
0452281326
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
...written by one of the prime developers of cognitive therapy, teaching how to remove the mental obstacles that hinder success--from test anxiety and fear of public speaking to procrastination and self-doubt.


Reverse Aging
Sang Y. Whang
0966236319
March 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
Not science fiction, but a scientific fact! This book is the first common sense scientific explanation of the aging process and "how to" reverse it. The nutrients that we deliver to our cells burn with oxygen and become acidic wastes after giving energy to our body. The body tries its best to get rid of these acidic wastes through urine and perspiration. Unfortunately, our lifestyle, diet and environment prevent our body to get rid of all the wastes that it generates. Gradually, these leftover acidic wastes accumulate somewhere within our body. Since acid coagulates blood, the blood circulation near the waste areas becomes poor, causing all kinds of degenerative diseases to develop. The author defines the aging process as the accumulation of non-disposed acidic wastes within the body. According to this theory,...


Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body & Mind to Face Stress, Pain & Illness
Jon Kabat-Zinn
0385303122
January 1990
Paperback
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Book Review
Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, is perhaps the best-known proponent of using meditation to help patients deal with illness. (The somewhat confusing title is from a line in Zorba the Greek in which the title character refers to the ups and downs of family life as "the full catastrophe.") But this book is also a terrific introduction for anyone who has considered meditating but was afraid it would be too difficult or would include religious practices they found foreign. Kabat-Zinn focuses on "mindfulness," a concept that involves living in the moment, paying attention, and simply "being" rather than "doing." While you can practice anything "mindfully," from taking a walk to cleaning your house, Kabat-Zinn presents several meditation techniques that focus the...


Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
Douglas Stone
014028852X
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
We've all been there: We know we must confront a coworker, store clerk, or friend about some especially sticky situation--and we know the encounter will be uncomfortable. So we repeatedly mull it over until we can no longer put it off, and then finally stumble through the confrontation. Difficult Conversations, by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen, offers advice for handling these unpleasant exchanges in a manner that accomplishes their objective and diminishes the possibility that anyone will be needlessly hurt. The authors, associated with Harvard Law School and the Harvard Project on Negotiation, show how such dialogues actually comprise three separate components: the "what happened" conversation (verbalizing what we believe really was said and done), the "feelings" conversation (communicating and acknowledging...


Peace, Love and Healing : Bodymind Communication & the Path to Self-Healing: An Exploration
Bernie S. Siegel
0060917059
June 6, 1990
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Siegel's first book, Love , Medicine & Miracles , has headed the paperback best-seller lists since it came out in that format over a year ago. Yes, this latest book is rather haphazardly organized. Yes, it is somewhat repetitive and rambling. Yes, indeed, it needed far better editing. But the hope, spiritual guidance, and compassion it provides, both to people with life-threatening diseases and to their friends, relatives, and health-care providers, overwhelmingly transcend any stylistic imperfections. Highly recommended reading for just about everyone. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/189.- Marcia G. Fuchs, Guilford Free Lib., Ct.Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Larry LeShan, Ph.D., author of Cancer...


PDR Family Guide to Natural Medicines and Healing Therapies
Physicians Desk Reference (Editor)
0345433777
May 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
The experts go alternative.Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
"As individuals increasingly empower themselves in a variety of areas in our society, so too are they requiring more information and input into their own medical care decisions. . . . A great resource for the patient in his or her dialogue with the physician."
--JOSEPH R. CRUSE, MD
   Founding Medical Director
   The Betty Ford Center

"An excellent supplement to the education that should occur during every health visit . . . allows people to find answers when and where they need them--any time of the day or night in their own home."
--BARBARA P. YAWN, MD,...


Good Grief: A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss
Granger E. Westberg
0800611144
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Now available in a 35th anniversary edition, this book describes what happens to us whenever we lose someone or something important. We all need a better understanding of the small griefs in life as well as those larger grief experiences that can overwhelm us. Here is a volume to be kept close at hand. It can be used over the years as you encounter a wide variety of grief experiences or as you assist friends in moving beyond grief to good grief. Examines the stages of grief, from stage one -- a state of shock -- to stage ten -- a struggle to affirm reality. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Publisher
Rediscover the hope and comfort that millions of readers have found in Good Grief. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition....


Messages From The Body: Their Psychological Meaning [UNABRIDGED]
Talking Hearts (Editor), et al
0977206904
bound - 2006
Spiral-bound
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Book Description
Messages From The Body is more than a PDR from the Homeopathy Field. Illnesses and disorders are linked to beliefs and changes of beliefs about oneself, about the nature of one's relationships with others, about one's position in the social world, and about where one stands in relation to the Universe. And these, in turn, are determined by one's life experiences, by one's interventions in the world, and by one's soul history. This reference book will bring awareness from the physical into the mental! Enjoy!


Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul: 101 Stories to Celebrate, Honor and Inspire the Nursing Profession
Jack L. Canfield
1558749330
August 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Still building on the long-running success of their Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen team up with coeditors Nancy Mitchell Autio and LeAnn Thieman, both nurses and previous contributors to the series, with Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul. This paean to nurses and their mission of caretaking is heartwarming, invigorating and may in some small way help reverse the current shortage of nurses nationwide. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
"These stories cannot help but touch the hearts and souls of all who read it, nurses or not. The authors have done nursing a wonderful service by bringing to light the touching, funny, heartfelt anecdotes shared by those at the bedside." -Sally Russell, M.N., R.N. ,...


The Taming of the Chew : A Holistic Guide to Stopping Compulsive Eating
Denise Lamothe
0142002372
August 27, 2002
Paperback
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Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D., author of Potatoes Not Prozac
A real gift.

Christiane Northrup, M.D., author: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom - Yarmouth, Maine
"...tells the truth about compulsive eating, and then gives solutions that get to the bottom of the problem..." --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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