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Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide
Burton Goldberg
1587611414
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
The Definitive Guide is known as the Bible of alternative medicine. You may very well want to use a dictionary stand for this hefty tome; it weighs in at more than 1,000 pages. Nearly 400 doctors (M.D.s, Ph.D.s, naturopaths, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, and osteopaths) contribute their cutting-edge knowledge, and the list of names is impressive. You'll find words of advice from Joseph Pizzorno, the president of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington; C. Norman Shealy, the cofounder of the American Holistic Medical Association; Nobel laureate Linus Pauling; Deepak Chopra; and Joan Borysenko, author and director of the Mind-Body Health Sciences in Boulder, Colorado. After an intriguing, optimistic look at "The Future of Medicine," the book is divided into two sections. The first profiles 43 alternative...


The Folk Remedy Encyclopedia
Editors of FC&A
1890957917
Dec 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Grandmother's remedies may have been the best, and this encyclopedia identifies which old fashioned cures have been proven effective by modern medical research, and which ones may be bogus.


Herbs for Pets

1889540641


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From Booklist
The Tilfords' book introduces readers to hundreds of plant medicines that can be used in the daily care of animals. The authors, both herbalists, begin with a chapter on the principles and practices of herbalism, explaining the basics of herbal preparations and what they call the "ethical use of herbs." They discuss the connection between herbs and diet and give guidelines for feeding dogs and cats. The bulk of the book is a 191-page guide to herbs for animals. Each entry includes a description of the plant, its habitat and range, its cycle and bloom season, preparation, common uses, availability, and propagation and harvest techniques. Also included are a warning of its side effects--if any--and a photograph of the plant. There's a wealth of information here, enabling pet owners to select, prepare, and apply natural...


Healthy Child, Whole Child: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine to Keep Your Kids Healthy
Stuart Ditchek
0062737465
January 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"According to a Harvard study, Americans now pay more visits to alternative practitioners in a year than they do to primary care physicians.... They're spending $250 million a year on homeopathic remedies, and close to $4 billion on nutritional supplements.... But is this stuff safe for kids?" Yes, claim physicians Ditchek and Greenfield, practitioners of "integrative pediatrics" (as derived from Andrew Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona). In this clear and compassionate guide, the authors combine the best of alternative and conventional treatments, medications and lifestyle choices to bolster children's immune systems, address health questions with the least invasive but most effective treatment available from the pantheon of global medical practices, and offer recommendations...


Alternative Cures
Bill Gottlieb
1579545920
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Pick an ailment--any ailment--and chances are, Bill Gottlieb can succinctly crystallize the problem, propose its root cause, and describe a handful of nonmedical remedies for treatment. Creator and supervising editor of the bestselling Doctors Book of Home Remedies, this 25-year veteran of the health field draws from more than 300 alternative care practitioners (including holistic nutritionists, licensed acupuncturists, massage therapists, and the occasional swami) to present a thick textbook worthy of gracing the reference shelf of any family or health provider. Serious physical ailments like asthma, HIV and AIDS, stroke, and cancer receive equal attention with pesky afflictions like oily hair, acne, nightmares, and wrinkles. Mental health ailments, such as guilt, anxiety, grief, and shyness, also get their due. Gottlieb's...


A Manual of Acupuncture [MP3 AUDIO]
Peter Deadman, et al
0951054678
June 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Once in a great while an extraordinary book is published that sets an entirely new standard in its field. A Manual of Acupuncture, published by Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications, is just such a book. Painstakingly researched over many years by Peter Deadman, editor-in-chief of The Journal of Chinese Medicine, and colleagues Mazin Al-Khafaji and Kevin Baker, this book is certain to become the primary reference in the West for the study of acupuncture points and channels. Introductory chapters describe and illustrate the channels and collaterals, the various categories of points, and methods of selection, location, and needling. Ensuing chapters present each of the points of the 14 channels as well as the extra (miscellaneous) points, identified by their English and pinyin names, and Chinese characters. Each...


The Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing
Gary Null
0758213166
Oct 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
Null (The Clinician's Handbook of Natural Healing, LJ 5/15/98) has compiled a guide to natural healing intended for "today's confused health care consumer," and the easy-to-use format will indeed appeal to the lay reader. Unfortunately, references to scientific research are missing, undermining the often solid advice that Null provides. The book is divided into two sections: "Conditions," arranged like an encyclopedia with natural cures for over 60 ailments, and "Treatments and Patient Experiences," in which Null shares patients' views while often criticizing traditional medical approaches, e.g., for prostate cancer, he favors ozone treatment in Mexico over surgery. Even though Null offers clear discussions of causes, symptoms, cures, and treatment summaries, these personal testimonies do not add to the reliability...


Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About
Kevin Trudeau
0975599518
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Kevin Trudeau blows the lid off a nest of deception and double standards concerning general and individual health in this new book, "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You To Know About." Kevin has risked government prosecution to bring you the full story of an intricate conspiracy. From the retail supermarket outlets of huge, publicly traded corporations comes processed, manipulated, engineered "food products" – produced by other wings of the same corporation. These artificial, toxic treats are then sold with the blessings of the Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration – government organizations charged with safeguarding the public good – laying the foundations for future disease and chronic ill-health for the consumer, and a guaranteed source of revenue for the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. ...


American Holistic Health Association Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine
William B. Collinge
0446672580
August 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A balanced view and comprehensive scope distinguish this guide to eight leading alternative health care approaches: traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda (Hindu healing), homeopathy, naturopathy, mind/body medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic and massage therapy, or body work. For each, Collinge, the clinical supervisor of a California cancer support center that utilizes mind/body therapy, adeptly explains the underlying principles, describes the techniques employed and highlights the available scientific studies. He also poses and answers a series of questions on each method's strengths and weaknesses, its cost, how it relates to other forms of medicine, what to expect from the practitioner-patient relationship and how to go about choosing a practitioner, e.g., what training and credentials to look for. Concise...


Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Third Edition
Dan Bensky, et al
0939616424
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The new 3rd edition is designed to give practitioners the information they need to practice Chinese herbal medicine with greater understanding and confidence.

About the Author
Dan Bensky is a graduate of the Macau Institute of Chinese Medicine (Oriental Medicine Diploma, 1975), University of Michigan (B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, 1978), Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathy, 1982), and the University of Washington (M.A. in Classical Chinese, 1996). He is co-author of the companion volumes Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies, and co-translated and edited Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text. Dr. Bensky is in private medical practice in Seattle, and is a director of the...


Unleash the Inner Healing Power of Foods
Frank K. Wood
1932470034
Dec 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive volume contains advice on what to eat to treat or help prevent 37 common health conditions--from allergies to weight control.


The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain
John E. Sarno
0446675156
October 1, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Dr. John Sarno caused quite a ruckus back in 1990 when he suggested that back pain is all in the head. In his bestselling book, Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, he claimed that backaches, slipped discs, headaches, and other chronic pains are due to suppressed anger, and that once the cause of the anger is addressed, the pain will vanish. Relieved Book Review readers call this book "liberating" and say "it sounds too good to be true, but it is true." Sarno has returned with The Mindbody Prescription, in which he explains how emotions including guilt, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem can stimulate the brain to manufacture physical symptoms including fibromyalgia, repetitive strain injuries, migraine headaches, hay fever, colitis, ulcers, and even acne. If these psychosomatic problems all...


Triumph Over Hepatitis C: An Alternative Medicine Solution
Lloyd Wright
096764044X
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
BOOK DESCRIPTION Triumph Over Hepatitis C, An Alternative Medicine Solution 2002 Revised and Expanded Edition contains my story of how I contracted hepatitis c from blood transfusions in 1979 and the graphic turbo charged events that followed. I document my encounters with the medical community and their failure to deal with this virus. In this new expanded edition I document the horrific injustices I encountered and expose the fact that this same set of circumstances still plague the medical community today eight years later. After speaking with over 50.000 people who have hepatitis c, speaking at several universities and conventions and speaking on numerous radio shows, I still encounter the same lack of knowledge about hepatitis c both in American society and the medical community. I have answered the most...


Shrink Your Female Fat Zones
Denise Austin
1579547346
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Fitness guru Denise Austin helps you "zero in on your personal trouble spots" while increasing metabolism with this 6-week exercise and eating program. Her formula includes toning workouts that target the waist, thighs, abs, buttocks, hip, lower back, and upper arms; regular walking and stretching; and eating strategies (not dieting). Her tips are refreshingly sensible: Avoid chronic dieting (it hurts your health and makes you fatter), stretch to decrease stress, fill up on high-fiber foods, eat a balanced diet, build muscle to increase calorie-burning, and walk almost every day. Austin's clearly illustrated and varied exercises use body weight, dumbbells, resistance bands, or a stability ball. A sample exercise schedule takes 15 to 60 minutes a day. For especially busy days, she offers a series of exercises that work two or...


Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Revised 2nd Edition
Michael Murray
0761511571
Jan 1998
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine weighs three pounds and nine ounces, has 946 pages, and is as informative as it is hefty. The authors are naturopathic doctors--they focus on promoting health and treating disease with nontoxic, natural therapies. Naturopathic medicine follows these seven principles: Do no harm: use safe, effective, natural therapies. Nature has healing powers: the physician's job is to enhance the body's natural power to heal itself. Identify and treat the cause: find the cause, rather than just suppress the symptoms. Treat the whole person: administer to the patient's physical, mental/emotional, spiritual, and social sides. The physician is a teacher: educate and motivate patients to take more responsibility for their health. Prevention is the best cure: health-supporting life habits prevent disease....


Dr. Rosenfeld's Guide to Alternative Medicine: What Works, What Doesn't-and What's Right for You
Isadore Rosenfeld M.D.
0449000745
January 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For those curious, confused or downright leery about alternative medicine, the open-minded, plainspoken Rosenfeld, (Doctor, What Should I Eat?) offers some sound information. After a brief explanation of placebos and some principles of quack detection, he considers over 30 alternative therapies, arranged alphabetically from acupuncture to reflexology. Rosenfeld treats each therapy seriously, yet with a touch of humor, providing a short history, an explanation of how the method is supposed to work, relevant scientific research on its effectiveness for various conditions and, in some cases, an address or phone number for further information. Each chapter ends with an evaluation of the therapy. Occasionally, these are less than helpful. On homeopathy, for instance, Rosenfeld simply advises: "decide for yourself."...


Textbook of Ayurveda
Vasant Lad
1883725070
November 2001
Hardcover
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Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D.; Founders, The Chopra Center for Well Being; La Jolla, California; cover of book (item)
"...his latest work, Textbook of Ayurveda, attests to his indisputable role as the foremost expert in this ancient healing science."

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri); Author Yoga and Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Healing, and others; cover of book (item)
"...series is bound to revolutionize the study and practice of Ayurveda worldwide. All students of Ayurveda should seriously examine it."

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Best Alternative Medicine
Kenneth R. Pelletier
0743200276
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Complementary and alternative medicine, which ranges from acupuncture and chiropractic care to more esoteric disciplines such as Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, was a $14 billion industry by the year 2000. As the public's interest in health practices outside the purview of conventional medicine has increased, so has the controversy about the efficacy of such methods. But while conventional doctors criticize the absence of conclusive clinical evidence for most alternative therapies, there is nevertheless a growing number of people who suffer from chronic illnesses and, frustrated by the usual medical route, are willing to try new modalities. In The Best Alternative Medicine, Dr. Kenneth Pelletier of the Stanford School of Medicine addresses the debate head-on with the goal of providing an authoritative consumer...


Molecules of Emotion
Candace B. Pert
0684846349
Jan 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Intrigue at the "Palace": back-stabbing, deceit, shunning, love affairs. This is not the plot to I, Claudius but the account Pert gives of her time working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a.k.a. the Palace. Yet her time at NIH is not the central point here. Nor are the molecules of the title, although they do get due coverage. Pert offers mainly an account of her journey from a conventional scientist to one who also embraces complementary and alternative medicine. The journey is long and not without price. She was passed over for the Lasker and Nobel prizes for her work on opiate receptors while colleagues were recognized; she believes that her development of a potential AIDS drug was thwarted owing to scientific dirty pool as well as her being a woman in a man's world. Along the way, she took control...


Outsmart Your Cancer: Alternative Non-Toxic Treatments That Work
Tanya Harter Pierce
0972886737
September 30, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn the unique characteristics common to all cancers. Read testimonials from many who have completely recovered using alternative approaches. Learn why non-toxic methods are so effective and how to obtain them.


Basic Clinical Massage Therapy
James H. Clay
0683306537
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
A primary textbook for the basic techniques of clinical massage therapy. Contains 450 full-color images, showing each muscle or muscle group along with surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Also includes basic techniques, compression, and stripping massage. Softcover. DNLM: Massage--methods.

Book Info
A primary textbook for the basic techniques of clinical massage therapy. Contains 450 full-color images, showing each muscle or muscle group along with surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Also includes basic techniques, compression, and stripping massage. Softcover. DNLM: Massage--methods.


Weight Loss: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide
Burton Goldberg
188729919X
March 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This compilation of weight loss information and case studies from several doctors and nutritionists is designed to help readers find "a personal plan that [they] can live with." The text has four parts--"Customize Your Weight Loss Program," "Change Your Lifestyle," "Correct Imbalances," and "Detoxify the Body"--plus an appendix with recipes. This is one of a new type of diet book coming out now, such as Peter D'Adamo's Eat Right for Your Type (LJ 2/1/97) and Julia Ross's The Diet Cure (LJ 6/1/99), that emphasizes tailoring a diet plan to the individual's needs rather than offering a one-diet-fits-all approach. And, like the other titles mentioned, the focus is on improving overall health and energy rather than simply weight loss. The valuable information compiled here will help individuals return their bodies'...


Love, Medicine and Miracles : Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients
Bernie S. Siegel
0060919833
June 6, 1990
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.


8 Weeks to Optimum Health
Andrew Weil M.D.
0449000265
June 16, 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
"Health," Dr. Andrew Weil writes, "is a dynamic and temporary state of equilibrium destined to break down as conditions change." In other words, there's no such thing as the type of health that allows you to feel equally great every day of your life. Instead, Weil suggests, your goal should be to improve your resilience to disease, and while you're at it, feel more joy and strength.

As to how you should gain this strength, joy, and resilience, Weil doesn't come on with a hard sell to give up every bad habit or all of the foods you enjoy. Instead, he suggests gradual changes: clean your pantry of whatever cooking oils you have there, except olive oil; start taking vitamin C three times a day; walk a few minutes a day; eat some fish and broccoli. The program is so simple and sensible that anyone trying it probably will feel...



Prescription for Nutritional Healing
Phyllis A. Balch
1583330771
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by nutritionist Phyllis A. Balch and James F. Balch, M.D., has long been considered one of the most trusted, comprehensive sources on the mind-boggling array of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other dietary supplements now available. Working from the premise that a good diet promotes good health, this third edition of PNH still starts with the basics: consume fresh produce, grains, and lean meats; avoid foods that are processed or high in saturated fat; cook using glass, stainless steel, or iron--never aluminum; and drink filtered water. The authors also stand by their claim that the government-prescribed recommended daily allowances are ridiculously low, and that the book's optimal daily intake for nutrients should be followed instead.

So what's new in the third edition? Along with...



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...


Healing from the Heart
Mehmet C. Oz
0452279550
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Mehmet Oz is a Renaissance man of cardiac care, combining yoga, aromatherapy, hypnosis, energy healing, music therapy, acupuncture, and visual imagery into his surgery practice at the Complementary Care Unit of New York City's Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He's adamant that the relationship between traditional and alternative medicine should be symbiotic, not mutually exclusive. His patients are proof of this: when treated holistically, not as just "another transplant patient" with a plaque-addled heart, they perceive less pain during surgery and recuperation, are less likely to suffer depression, and heal more quickly.

While med school at the University of Pennsylvania didn't expose Oz to the holistic healing methods he employs today, his upbringing in Turkey and exposure to cultures worldwide did leave him open...



Quantum Touch: The Power to Heal
Richard Gordon, et al
155643393X
July 15, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
...teaches a new hands-on healing practice called quantum touch...uses special breathing and body-focusing techniques to elevate body's energy

Book Info
(North Atlantic Books) Text covers how to use special breathing and body focusing techniques to raise the practitioner's energy level so high that with a light touch the postural corrections can spontaneously occur and be seen as bones glide back into their correct alignment. For chiropractors, physical therapists, body workers, and healers. Softcover.


Energy Medicine
Donna Eden, et al
1585420212
December 27, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
This alternative-medicine self-help guide promises to teach you to help heal yourself and others using the body's own natural energies. Building on such diverse concepts as acupuncture and therapeutic touch, Donna Eden lays out a practical framework in Energy Medicine for flushing out and recharging the body's systems.

"This book will show you how to work with the electromagnetic and more subtle energies that give your body life," Eden writes, along with her husband, psychologist David Feinstein. "These energies form the foundation of your health."

For instance, if your head aches or feels clouded, energy may be stagnating there, so do the "crown pull" to release it. The book gives a detailed description of how to do this and other energy-fixing exercises, and provides time estimates and illustrations for doing the...


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