Author: Eswara Das
Publisher: B. Jain Publishers
Major new volume, background on medical colleges, training, in many countries. Also analysis on the interaction of homeopathy with western medicine. An unusual reference work.
An A to Z Home Handbook
Author: Alan V. Schmukler
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Health & Fitness
Effective, safe, affordable, and free of chemical side effects-the benefits of homeopathy are endless! Already established in the national health care systems of England, France, and the Netherlands, homeopathic treatments are used by over five hundred million people worldwide. Alan Schmukler's Homeopathy discusses the history and science of this alternative medicine and provides a comprehensive list of proven remedies-safe for people and animals. Packed with homeopathic treatments for arthritis, colds, food poisoning, insomnia, Lyme disease, morning sickness, wounds, and a host of other ailments and injuries, this handy reference guide also includes information on homeopathic immunization and first aid. Schmukler gives helpful instructions for matching remedies with symptoms, ingesting them correctly, making remedies at home, and stretching your supply. Praise: "This book is a joy to read, easy to understand, comfortable to use. Whether you are a neophyte or an old-hand in your knowledge of homeopathy, you will benefit from having this book in your library. It is one of the most comprehensive acute care books on the market." LILIPOH Magazine "Schmuckler's handbook is a comprehensive modern look at the 200 most commonly used remedies that should help satisfy everyone's health questions through homeopathy." Alive Magazine "Heaven forbid we should find ourselves responding to a life-threatening or cataclysmic event, but if we did, this book would be a godsend! Alan believes homeopathy is 'magical, exciting, and empowering.' Having his book, already dog-eared and visibly well-loved, certainly makes me feel empowered!" Homeopathy Today
Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks
Author: Ben Goldacre
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The informative and witty expose of the "bad science" we are all subjected to, called "one of the essential reads of the year" by New Scientist. We are obsessed with our health. And yet — from the media's "world-expert microbiologist" with a mail-order Ph.D. in his garden shed laboratory, and via multiple health scares and miracle cures — we are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory, and sometimes even misleading information. Until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the questionable science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases, and missed opportunities of our time, but he also goes further: out of the bullshit, he shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Derek Johnson M.D.(Alt. Med)
Their Influence on Medicine and Health
Author: Jonathan Davidson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
As the values of integrative medicine continues to grow, alternative points of view and treatments are increasing in acceptance and prevalence. Homeopathic medicine is considered an important root to this approach. However, contributions of homeopathically qualified doctors have long been overlooked. A Century of Homeopaths is a detailed account of the many homeopaths who have contributed to medical progress since 1840. The accomplishments of over 100 homeopaths form the organizing structure of the book - many of whom have been lost to history. The text describes the ways in which homeopaths have influenced medical practice, research and public health, as well as the seminal effect of homeopaths in the emergence of today's medical specialties and in social reform, thus providing insights to healthcare professionals, researchers, students and medical historians.
Category: American periodicals
Author: Rajkumar Kanagasingam
Publisher: Author House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
German Memories in Asia is a collection of memories by the author Rajkumar Kanagasingam, in his association with the German university students, who have been volunteering in Asia under an internship program. German Memories in Asia narrates the fascinating early human migration from Africa to the rest of the world and the sensitive issues of Asian and European historical events, especially the German, since the Roman Empire era and about the Germans in Latin America, North America, East European countries and elsewhere in the world and their migrations, life styles, encounters and assimilations since ancient times. It analyses the First and Second World War issues of Dresden Bombing, German POW crisis and more. It explores the author's encounters in his early days in the war-ravaged Jaffna Peninsula in the northern part of the Indian Ocean 's war-torn island and then as an officer in an American NGO in the jungles under the control of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and then in a tsunami relief mission there with German students. The book is a memorable testimony for German students' life and fashion in Asia at their residency at the Aquarius Resorts in Marawila, a sleepy western coastal town of Sri Lanka facing the scenic Indian Ocean! ISBN-10: 1 4 3 4 3 1 5 8 2 7 ISBN-13:
Author: Roberta Bivins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Comparing the medical systems of China, India, and the west (both mainstream and alternative), Alternative Medicine? maps the transmission of medical expertise from one culture to another and lays bare the roots of today's distinctions between alternative, complementary, and orthodox medicine.
Author: L.M. Khan
Publisher: B. Jain Publishers
a biography of Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier
Author: Gita Krishnankutty
Publisher: Viking Adult
P.S. Varier Founded The Arya Vaidya Sala In 1902, One Of The First Centres That Sold Ready-Made Ayurvedic Medicines. Fifteen Years Later, He Established The Arya Vaidya Patasala, One Of The First Educational Institutions That Taught Ayurveda. Today, The Patasala Has Become An Ayurvedic College And The Arya Vaidya Sala Has Evolved Into A National Institution, With Branches All Over India. A Life Of Healing: A Biography Of Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier Reconstructs The History Of This Extraordinary Man And The Institutions He Established And Nurtured. It Shows How An Ordinary Student, Spurred On By Curiosity And Determination To Explore Avenues Of Knowledge, Succeeded In Improving, Modernizing And Popularizing Ayurveda At A Time When Allopathic Medicines Were Making Inroads Into The Indian Market. Written In A Style That Brings The Very Rooms Of The Arya Vaidya Sala To Life, The Book Is A Tribute To The Man Who Was Equally Skilled In Writing Ayurvedic Textbooks, Songs In Praise Of God And Plays For His Drama Troupe To Perform. Exploring The Different Sides Of The Man, The Book Shows How Nothing Was Too Difficult Or Too Trivial For P.S. Varier To Try: New Ways Of Processing A Medicine, Different Methods Of Instruction For Students, Courses Of Study That Sought To Combine Various Traditions, Textbooks That Integrated The Old And The New, Variations In Styles Of Architecture, Innovative Ways To Stage A Play Or Novel Trends In Music. The Author, Gita Krishnankutty, Has A Ph.D. In English From The University Of Mysore. She Has Translated Several Short Stories And Novels From Malayalam Into English. She Lives In Chennai.
A Memoir of Searching for Truth and Finding Trouble
Author: Edzard Ernst
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is the story of the author’s life as a doctor and a scientist. Despite a youthful ambition to become a jazz musician, he studied medicine and eventually became a medical research scientist, taking up appointments in Germany, Austria and finally in England. His reverence for the pursuit of truth through the application of scientific methods, coupled with a growing interest in the history of medicine during the Nazi era, did not always endear him to others. At the time he was appointed to the world’s first chair in alternative medicine, this was an area of health care that had rarely been studied systematically, and was almost entirely dominated by outspokenly evangelic promoters and enthusiasts - among them, famously, HRH Prince Charles - many of whom exhibited an overtly hostile, anti-scientific attitude towards the objective study of their favoured therapies. Clashes were inevitable, but the sheer ferocity with which advocates of alternative medicine would operate in order to protect their field from scrutiny came as a profound surprise. This memoir provides a unique insight into the cutthroat politics of academic life and offers a sobering reflection on the damage already done by pseudoscience in health care.
The Rise Of A Sovereign Profession And The Making Of A Vast Industry
Author: Paul Starr
Publisher: Basic Books
Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs has evolved over the last two centuries. "The definitive social history of the medical profession in America....A monumental achievement."—H. Jack Geiger, M.D., New York Times Book Review
Author: Ben-Erik Van Wyk,Bosch Van Oudtshoorn,Nigel Gericke
A guide of the most commonly used and best known SA medicinal plants including their botany, traditional uses and active ingredients
Publisher: Osho Media International
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The book offers a radically different approach to life and to seeing the world. Short excerpts from Osho are selected to inspire, to provoke, and to trigger a self-reflection that leads to change. It is easy to read but perhaps difficult to digest . . . in essence, it is a meditation book! "The truth that you will find — you will be surprised — is nowhere written, cannot be written. It is impossible to write it. It has never been uttered by anybody and it is not going to be uttered by anybody." You are looking at a bit of magic here. It is as though the vast ocean is contained in a very small volume. Open this book anywhere and you come upon such a depth of wisdom, such utter truth, that even just a sentence can be the start of a new way of looking at life, a new way of living life to the fullest. This is a lovely gift to yourself or to share with a friend. "I teach you to be authentic, integrated individuals with immense self-respect." — Osho