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Alternative Health Resources

The following is a list of books, papers, medical journals and research on alternative health medicine. It includes resources on Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, biofeedback training, Qigong, yoga, naturopathic medicine, mantra meditation, herbal therapies, acupuncture and homeopathic remedies. There are books which specifically address the treatment of cancer, pain management, epilepsy, menopause and hormone changes, stress management and common colds and flus. This list may be used by doctors carrying out research or the general population looking for authoritative sources of information.

Alternative Remedies

ABC Relaxation Theory: An Evidence Based Approach
. New York: Springer, 1999. Jonathan C Smith.
American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies by David Rosenthal (2009). See our article, alternative treatments for cancer.
Asperger Syndrome: Natural Steps Toward a Better Life for You or Your Child (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) by Suzanne C. Lawton (2007).
A-Z of Natural Healthcare by Belinda Grant (Optima, 1993).
Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science by Claudia Welch (2011).
Better Breast Health Naturally with Chinese Medicine by Honora Lee Wolfe and Bob Flaws (1998).
Better Health through Natural Healing by Ross Trader (McGraw-Hill, USA, 1987).
Choices in Healing
by Michael Lerner (MIT Press, USA/UK, 1994).
Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis by Allen C. Bowling (2006).
Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy by Orrin Devinsky MD, Steven Shachter MD and Steven Pacia MD (2005).
Complementary Oncology: Adjunctive Methods in the Treatment of Cancer by Josef Beuth and Ralph W. Moss (2005).

Dealing with Depression Naturally: Alternatives and Complementary Therapies for Restoring Emotional Health by Syd Baumel (2000).
Ear Acupuncture: A Precise Pocket Atlas Based on the Works of Nogier/Bahr (Complementary Medicine (Thieme Paperback) by Beate Strittmatter (2011).
Encyclopedia of Noturai Medicine by Michael Murray and Joseph Pizzorno (Macdonald Optima, 1990).
Face Reading in Chinese Medicine, 2e by Lillian Bridges (2012).
Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Marc S. Micozzi (2010).
Gentle Medicine by Angela Smyth (Thorsons, 1994).
Guide to Complementary Medicine and Therapies by Anne Woodham (Health Education Authority, 1994).
Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs: Inspiring Stories of Restoring Mental Health Through Natural Therapies by Gracelyn Guyol (2006).
How to Live Longer and Feel Better by Linus Pauling (W.H. Freeman, USA, 1986).
Pain Management (Contemporary Pain Medicine) by Joseph F. Audette and Allison Bailey (Jan 19, 2011).
Maximum Immunity by Michael Wiener (Gateway Books, 1986).
Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine, 2nd Edition (Updated and Expanded): Integrating the Best of Natural Therapies with Conventional Medicine (2010).
Medicine and Culture by Lynn Payer (Gollancz, 1990).
Prescription for Drug Alternatives: All-Natural Options for Better Health without the Side Effects by James F. Balch, Mark Stengler and Robin Young-Balch (Sep 9, 2008).
Principles & Practice of Stress Management, third edition. New York: Guilford Press, 2007. Paul Lehrer, Robert Woolfolk and Wesley Sine.
The ACP Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Bradly P. Jacobs and Katherine Gundling (2009).
The Complete Relaxation Book by James Hewitt (Rider, 1987).
The Doctor's Book of Home Remedies ed. Debora Tkac (Rodale Press, USA, 1994).
Snake Oil Science: The Truth About Complementary and Alternative Medicine by R. Barker Bausell (2009).
The Estrogen Alternative: A Guide to Natural Hormonal Balance by Raquel Martin, Judi Gerstung D.C. and John Hart M.D. (Nov 22, 2004). Read about the effects of menopause on the body and the effects of estrogen.
The Fountain of Health:An A-Z of Traditional Chinese Medicine by Dr Charles Windrigel, Dr Wu Xiaochun (Mainstream Publishing, 1994).
The Handbook of Complementary Medicine by Stephen Fulder (Oxford Medical Publications, 1988).
The Nervous System by Peter Nathan (Whurr Publishers, 1997).
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay (Eden Grove, USA, 1988).

Autogenic Biofeedback Training in Psychophysiological Therapy and Stress Management. In Principles and Practice of Stress Management. Norris, Patricia A., Steven L. Fahrion, and Leo O. Oikawa.
Biofeedback Training to Increase Heart Rate Variability. In Principles and Practice of Stress Management op. cit.: 227-48. Lehrer, Paul M.
Biofeedback: Using Your Mind to Improve Your Health. Mayo Clinic.
Biopsychosocial Effects of Qigong as a Mindful Exercise for People with Anxiety Disorders: A Special Review. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 13, no. 8 (2007): 831-35. Cho, Yvonne, and Hector W. Tsang.
Clinical trials in the 21st century: The case for participant-centered research. Research in Nursing & Health, 24, 530-539. (2001).
Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults and children in the United States, 2007. (2008, December). National Health Statistics.
Comprehensive Therapeutic Benefits of Tai Chi: A Critical Review. American Journal of Physical Medical Rehabilitation 83 (2004): 735-45.
Defeat Cancer: 15 Doctors of Integrative & Naturopathic Medicine Tell You How by Connie Strasheim.
Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (International Acupuncture Textbooks) by Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai (2010).
Differential Effectiveness of Psychological Interventions for Reducing Osteoarthritis: A Comparison of Erikson Hypnosis and Jacobson Relaxation. European Journal of Pain 5 (2001): 1-17. Gay, Marie-Claire, Pierre Philippot, and Olivier Luminet.
How the Mind Hurts and Heals the Body. American Psychologist, January 2004: 29-40. Rey, Oakly.
Institute of Medicine, Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public. (2002). Executive summary: Complementary and alternative medicine in the United States. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
Integrative Pain Medicine: The Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in
Modern Forms of Mantra Meditation. In Principles and Practice of Stress Management. Carrington, Patricia.
Mosby's Complementary & Alternative Medicine: A Research-Based Approach by Lyn W. Freeman PhD (2008).
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (2002, June). Office of International Health Research expanding global horizons of health care 5-year strategic plan.
Personal use of complementary and alternative therapies by critical care nurses. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 15(3), 393-399.
Meta-analysis of the placebo response in complementary and alternative medicine trials of irritable bowel syndrome. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 19(8), 630-637. (2007). Clinical trials. London: BMJ Books. (2002). See our article, IBS natural treatment.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Yoga Stretching and ABC Relaxation Theory. Journal of Clinical Psychology 80, no. 1 (2004): 131-38.
Psychophysiological Mechanisms of Stress: Foundation for Stress Management Therapies. In Principles and Practice of Stress Management op. cit.: 16-37. Angela McGrady.
Qigong Therapy for Stress Management. In Principles and Practice of Stress Management. Chen, Keren. Read about the dangers of stress.
Religion, Spirituality and Medicine: How Are They Related and What Does It Mean?" Mayo Clin Proc. 76 (2001): 1189-91. Issue 12. Koenig, Harold G., MD.
Religion, Spirituality and the Practice of Medicine. Journal American Board Family Practice no. 5 (September/October 2004): 370-76. Daakeman, Timothy P., MD.
Religious Involvement, Spirituality and Medicine, Implications for the Clinical Practitioner. Mayo Clinic Proceeding 76 (2001): 1125-1235.
Research guidelines for assessing the impact of the healing relationship in clinical nursing. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 9(3), SuppA, 65-79. (2003).
Research-design issues in cancer-symptom-management trials using complementary and alternative medicine: Lessons from the National Cancer Institute Community Clinical Oncology. Seeds Of Change, Five Plants that Transformed Mankind by Henry Hobhouse (Macmillan, 1992).
Smelling Lavender and Rosemary Increases Free Radical Scavenging Activity and Decreases Cortisol Level in Saliva. Psychiatry Research 150 (2007): 89-96.
Tai Chi for Cardiovascular Disease and Its Risk Factors: A Systematic Review. Journal of Hypertension 25 (2007): 1974-77.
The Effects of Expressive Writing on Pain, Depression and PTSD Symptoms in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Health Psychology 10, no. 2 (2005): 211-21.
The Psychology of Relaxation. In Principles and Practice of Stress Management op. cit.: 38-56.
Threats to validity in randomized clinical trials. Research in Nursing & Health, 23, 79-87. (2000).
Unsafe and potentially safe herbal therapies. American Journal of Health Systems Pharmacy, 56(2), 125-3S. Klepser & Klepser (1999).
Use of complementary and alternative therapies: A national survey of critical care nurses. American Journal of Critical Care, 14(5), 404-414 (2005).
Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention. In Principles and Practice of Stress Management, Khalsa Sat Birs.

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Herbal Medicine

Aromatherapy by Christine Wild Wood (Element Books, 1991).
Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth by Margaret Fawcett (Element Books, 1993).
Complete Idiot's Guide to Herbal Remedies by Frankie Avalon Wolfe and Louise Tenney (1999).
Dr Stuart's Encylopedia of Herbs and Herbalism by Dr Malcolm Stuart (Egerton International, 1994).
Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer: A Comprehensive Program for Prevention and Treatment by Donald Yance and Arlene Valentine (1999).
Herbal Supplements and the Brain: Understanding Their Health Benefits and Hazards (FT Press Science) by S. J. Enna and Stata Norton (2012).
Herbs for Common Ailments by Anne Mclnryre (Gaia,1992).
Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices Of Herbal Medicine by David Hoffmann FNIMH AHG and David Hoffmann (2003).
Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family by Rosemary Gladstar (2008).
The Complete Herb Book by Jekka McVicar (Kyle Cathie, 1994).
The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal by David Hoflinan (Element Books, UK/USA, 1996).
The Family Medical Herbal by Kitty Campion (Dorling Kindersley, 1988).
The Herb Society's Complete Medical Herbal by Penelope Ody (Dorling Kindersley, 1993).
The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual by James Green and Ajana (2000).
The Home Herbal by Barbara Griggs (Pan Books, 1995).
The Illustrated Herbal Handbook for Everyone by Julierte de Bairacli Levy (Faber, 1991).
The Natural Way: Colds and Flus by Penny Davenport (Element Books, 1995).
The New Green Pharmacy by Barbara Griggs (Vermillion, 1997).
The Psyche in Chinese Medicine: Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 1e by Giovanni Maciocia CAc(Nanjing) (2009).

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A Self-study Course in Homeopathy by P. S. Rawat (Jan 1, 2006).
Chronic Diseases: Cause and Cure Homeopathy Prachar Karjalaya, Calcutta, 1931.
Digestive Drugs British Homeopathic Association, 1940, D. M. Borland.
Essential Homeopathy: What It Is and What It Can Do for You by M.P.H. Dana Ullman and Dana Ullman (2002).
Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics, J. Jouanny, Laboratoire Boiron, Lyon, 1985.
Homeopathic Medicine for Women: An Alternative Approach to Gynecological Health Care by Trevor Smith (1989).
Homeopathic Treatment of Emotional Illness, Trevor Smith, Thorsens, 1983.
Homeopathy for Physicians, CB Lessell, Thorsons, 1983.
Homeopathy in Epidemic Diseases by Dr. Dorothy Shepherd (2004).
Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy, J Kent, Erhart and Carl, Chicago, 4th edition, 1937.
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumphs from the Frontiers of Brain Science.
The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy by Dana Ullman and Peter Fisher M.D. (Oct 16, 2007).
The Two Faces of Homeopathy Robert Hale, 1984, A. Campbell.
The Women's Guide to Homeopathy, Drs Geddes and Lockie, Hamish Hamilton, 1992.
The World Traveller's Manual of Homeopathy, Dr CB Lessell, C.W. Daniel, 1993.

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