Item description for UnBreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies by E. Smith Alan...
You can enjoy better health without prescription drugs with this health and wellness Guide for mind, body, and spirit Interested in learning about complementary or alternative therapies but don't know where to begin? That's the reason for this exciting new book, UnBreak Your Health(tm)! This is the complete guide to different types of alternative medical concepts, different processes and techniques and a variety of healing devices. Most mainstream medical doctors believe in the old adage that "you can't unbreak the mirror" so they try to glue your health back together with drugs. Holistic and natural therapy practitioners want to treat the real source of the problem and deal with all facets - mind, body and spirit. This complete approach to health care can produce dramatic results, often after doctors has declared there is nothing that can be done. Discover everything from Acupuncture to Zen Bodytherapy. Learn about devices from Edgar Cayce's Radiac to the newest cold laser technology. Hear from real people who've experienced these therapies and products. Find out how to maximize your wellness and prevent illness. UnBreak Your Health(tm) offers proven healing techniques from 5,000 years ago to the most modern innovations. With over 300 listings in 135 categories this is the most complete book ever published on complementary and alternative therapies. There is only one short paragraph on diets and supplements however since there are so many books already published on the subject. This new book focuses on therapies, systems and devices. What People Are Saying About UnBreak Your Health "At least 85% of the time Complementary and Alternative approaches are far safer and more effective than drugs or surgery. UnBreak your Health provides a terrific source for those interested in real health!" --C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. "UnBreak Your Health is the most comprehensive and reader-friendly guide for alternative health solutions that I have ever read... I applaud the author for creating such a comprehensive guide." --Cherie Fisher, Reader Views "This book offers an amazing and impressive collection of valuable information to people looking to complement the conventional methods of treatment." --Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP "Unbreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies is a good overview of a number of different types of holistic mind/body/spirit healing practices." --Eric B. Robins, MD, co-author Your Hands Can Heal You "Alan Smiths book is a welcome and needed addition for those who truly desire access to heatlh and wellness information in easily digestible language and backed up by diverse experiences." --Imara, MBA, MHpm, URM
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Aug 22, 2007
Publisher Loving Healing Press
ISBN 1932690360 ISBN13 9781932690361
Availability 124 units. Availability accurate as of May 27, 2017 12:15.
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Reviews - What do customers think about UnBreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies?
Alternative health guide with no prescription durgs Jul 27, 2008
I've been in the alternative health world for a long time so was very interested in perusing this book. I was pleasantly surprised how thorough and concise Alan Smith's book is. Concise, yet, full of very valuable and researched material, this book gives the reader glimpse into a variety of therapies available to enhance health.
I can see this book being of great importance to those entering the field of alternative health, or those wanting to know what alternative/complementary therapies are available and what they consist of. The options are plentiful and it doesn't look like Alan missed any.
Great resource, a must-have in the library, and informative, Alan gives the reader options to healing. Highly recommend.
Not what I thought May 2, 2008
For some reason, I thought this was going to be more of a guide to help those of use with health problems instead of just a list of complementary and alternative therapies.
Unbreak Your Health Mar 21, 2008
It wasn't that long ago that your family doctor was the only option when you were faced with health issues. You'd make an appointment and he'd prescribe a pill. If that magic pill didn't help you'd get another. Finally, given no other alternative, you'd just learn to live with your pain symptoms.
Today, it seems that more and more people are becoming open to complimentary and alternative health resources. Many are unhappy with their present care. Others are simply looking for ways to compliment their current treatments.
Although the actual methods vary substantially, most of these therapies look to the root cause of dis-ease and then seek to understand, release, or heal that issue. Still, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming for the average person. Where to even start?
In my opinion, reading UnBreak your Health is a very good way to begin. This book provides quite an extensive list of possible alternative and complementary therapies. Moreover, for each method, the author provides important contact information and comments from individuals who have actually tried the option.
Thorough and reader friendly Jan 30, 2008
Reviewed by Kam Aures for RebeccasReads (1/08)
"UnBreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies" by Alan E. Smith presents a comprehensive guide useful for when you want to explore other options beyond traditional medicine. If you are considering complementary or alternative therapies you are not alone! According to a statistic presented in the introduction, in the year 2002 over half of all Americans turned to trying one of these therapies. Complementary and alternative therapies are positive on many levels. They focus on the fact that each person is a "unique individual composed of mind, body and spirit (or life-force energy)" and that each problem should be solved by tailoring the treatment to the specific person. Instead of focusing on the specific symptoms or issues as traditional medicine oftentimes does, complementary and alternative therapies often look at the body as a whole and work to heal the entire entity to make the body function in a more efficient manner. They go to the inner source of the problem rather than just treating the topical symptoms.
The author divides the different therapies up into three areas: the body, the mind and the energy/spirit. The "body" section presents an overview of such therapies from the familiar like chiropractic care and massage to the lesser known like Emei Qigong and the Nambudripdad Allergy Elimination Technique. The "mind" chapter focuses on therapies such as Art Therapy, Guided Imagery, Hypnosis, and Traumatic Incident Reduction. Finally, the "energy/spirit" section focuses on therapies which use human energy to heal such as Acupuncture, Crystal Bowl Therapy, Polarity Therapy and Qi Gong.
Each therapy examined in the book has a description explaining the origins, beliefs and techniques used in the method. After most descriptions is a favorite part of mine called "user comments" which aids in understanding how effective these therapies are. These are comments from actual users of these particular methods. It is very interesting to see the results that these people have had using the different techniques. This section makes the book more personable instead of strictly a reference guide. Websites are listed for most therapies if readers would like to seek out more information or specifics.
I recommend this thorough guide to complementary and alternative therapies to anyone who is frustrated with conventional medicine's approach to his health issues or to anyone who just wants to educate himself as to what is out there in terms of non-traditional care. "UnBreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies" presents so many different options and techniques, some of which I never knew existed, and the information is presented in a very reader friendly and easy to use way.
Excellent, balanced, complete. Dec 12, 2007
This is the most comprehensive complete listing of alternative health approaches. I am very familiar with about a dozen listed and all were given a even balanced write up. Well done. A complete reference work. Achieving health without meds.