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Fundamentals of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine, 6th Edition is filled with the most up-to-date information on scientific theory and research of holistic medicine from experts around the world. The 6th edition of this acclaimed text includes all new content on quantum biology and biofields in health and nursing, integrative mental health care, and homeopathic medicine.
A collection of essays and patient cases from the files of a long time practitioner of natural medicine. Dr. Amy Rothenberg opens a window into her work of providing complementary and alternative medicine to her patients. From a patient with allergies to a defiant child, from a man with reflux disease to an infertile woman, Dr. Rothenbergs informative compilation of stories and musings offers readers insight into both the philosophy and the practicalities of the approaches she uses in the clinic, reflecting the inner workings of a modern day practitioner of naturopathic medicine.
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
ISBN: 9781571313560 (pbk)
Publication Date: 2015
A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Bestseller Named a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary Hub As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on "a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise" (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings--asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass--offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.
After forty-three years in the sacred space of caring for patients, Dr. Donovan shares his observations and thoughts about illness and healing. He believes illness serves us by acting as life’s transformative process. As such, the journey through our illness may be precisely the very experiential journey we need to realize our healing and ourselves more fully.
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Publication Date: 2008
#1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and Food Rules Food. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it? Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we're consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan's bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.
Principles and Practices of Naturopathic Medicine is written specifically for the student of naturopathic medicine, whether the "student" is enrolled in a formal course of study or simply has a keen interest in health sciences.
Susan E. Cayleff tells the fascinating story of the complex history and culture of American naturopathy. While early naturopaths were sometimes divided by infighting, they all believed in the healing properties of water, nutrition, exercise, the sun, and clean, fresh air. Their political activism was vital to their professional formation. Cayleff describes the development of naturopathy's philosophies and therapeutics and details the efforts of its proponents to institutionalize the field. Nature's Path tracks a radical cultural critique, medical system, and way of life that links body, soul, mind, and daily purpose.
Originating in Europe in the early twentieth century, the "Nature Cure" movement laid the foundations for much of complementary medicine and naturopathy as we know it today. Dr Henry Lindlahr, one of the pioneers of "Nature Cure" popularized the movement in the West.
"These nature doctors were true pioneers practicing holistic and preventive medicine long before these terms became fashionable. Their wisdom can still offer inspiration and guidance for the practice of modern medicine, naturopathic or otherwise."--back cover
Slow Medicine by Victoria Sweet
Publication Date: 2017
In the quarter-century that Victoria Sweet has been a doctor, 'healthcare' has replaced medicine, 'providers' look at their laptops more than at their patients, and the ruthless pursuit of efficiency has vanquished the effectiveness of treatment. Victoria Sweet knows that there is an alternative way, because she has lived and practised it. In her new book, she reflects with compassion, wit, and profound insight on experiences drawn from her time in medical school, internship, and residencies, the path to the 'slow medicine' in which she has been pioneer and inspiration.
Vitalism, the recognition that the physical body is animated by a vital life force, is the foundation of most natural healing therapies. In Vitalism: The History of Herbalism, Homeopathy, and Flower Essences, Matthew Wood describes the theories, lives, and work of nine great physicians who laid the groundwork for natural medicine.