American Holistic Health Association Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine
By William Collinge
Warner Books, 361 pages, softcover, 1997
edition: Veche Publishers, Moscow
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by a "star review" from
New York Review of Books "Reader's Catalog" selection ("the most interesting
and informative books in print today").
book will enable you to make informed choices among the established traditions
of alternative medicine available in the health care marketplace today:
Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathic medicine, mind/body
medicine, osteopathic medicine, chiropractic, and the many varieties of
massage therapy and bodywork.
includes an inspiring introduction by one of the leading visionaries for
the future of health care, Len Duhl, M.D., professor of public health at
the University of California, Berkeley. The emphasis throughout the book
is on a practical understanding of the principles and philosophy of each
tradition. Also included are each tradition's costs, scientific evidence
of effectiveness, strengths and limitations, and how to choose a practitioner.
book contains many anecdotes and case examples illustrating the use and
benefits of the various healing traditions. The concluding chapter explores
the new paradigm of "integrative medicine", the creative integration of
the best of conventional and alternative medicine.
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A balanced view and comprehensive scope distinguish
guide... a solidly informative compendium."
-- Publishers Weekly (Star Review)
Deepak Chopra, M.D.
thorough, and easy to read. It will be of value to all who want to make
Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of
Medicine and Miracles
responsible and useful guide to enhance our understandings and choices
of alternative medicine. This is a fine piece of work."
Herbert Benson, M.D., President
very important reference that will assist consumers in their navigation
of health options and in achieving results. It will also help mainstream
practitioners to understand this field and to be supportive of their patients.
I highly recommend it."
Joseph Jacobs, M.D., First Director of the
of Alternative Medicine,
Institutes of Health
you need to know about alternative medicine in order to make an intelligent,
informed choice about your health care."
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of
Power of the Mind to Heal
a physician, I am impressed by the scope and depth of this book. As a consumer
of health care I've never read a more accessible and helpful guide to the
field of alternative medicine. This book is a real page turner — an education
in itself. I recommend it highly."
Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of
Bodies, Women's Wisdom
solid, user-friendly resource to learning about and accessing
Dana Ullman, M.P.H., President
for Homeopathic Education and Research,
of The Consumer's Guide to Homeopathy
from the American Holistic Health Association
Suzan V. Walter, President
by Len Duhl, M.D., Professor of Public Health,
University of Calfornia, Berkeley
1. The Crisis of Freedom: How Do We Choose?
2. Chinese Medicine: The Cosmic Symphony
3. Homeopathy: The Grand Provocateur
4. Naturopathic Medicine: The Great Cornucopia
5. Ayurveda: The Wisdom of the Ancients
6. Mind/Body Medicine:
The Dance of Soma and Psyche
7. Chiropractic: Opening the Gates
8. Osteopathic Medicine: Structure and Function as One
Therapy and Bodywork : Healing Through
10. New Choices, New Realities
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