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The American Holistic Medical Association Guide to Holistic Health: Healing Therapies for Optimal Wellness Hardcover – April 15, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0471327431 ISBN-10: 0471327433 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471327433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471327431
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.4 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #284,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Larry Trivieri Jr., contributing editor of Alternative Medicine magazine and coauthor of The Complete Self-Care Guide to Holistic Medicine, advocates self-care and prevention in The American Holistic Medical Association Guide to Holistic Health: Healing Therapies for Optimal Wellness. Proper eating and exercise, vitamins, herbal remedies, "Conscious Laughter," environmental awareness and a host of other salutary, common-sense practices play a part. The no-frills presentation and imprimatur of the Association (active since 1978) should convince skeptics and the curious alike.

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"...an excellent introduction to the principles of holistic medicine and the main therapies and systems used...this book should be on the shelf of any practitioner claiming to be 'holistic'. Highly recommended." (Holistic Health, Autumn 2002)

"In summary, this is a good guidebook to holistic health and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking guidance in this field." (The American Holist Medical Association Guide to Holistic Health, December 2001)

More About the Author

Larry Trivieri, Jr. is a leading writer and editor in the field of holistic and alternative medicine. He is the founder and publisher of 1HealthyWorld, as well as its online weekly publication, The Health Plus Letter. Trivieri served as editor and principal writer of the landmark volume, Alternative Medicine. In addition, he is also the author of Health on the Edge (Tarcher/Putnam, Jan, 2004), The American Holistic Medical Association Guide to Holistic Health (John Wiley & Sons, Spring, 2001), and co-author of The Complete Self-Care Guide to Holistic Medicine (Tarcher/Putnam, Fall, 1999).

Customer Reviews

It is easy to follow and interesting.
Willow
I also decided to read it from cover to cover - not just hit and miss; otherwise, I might miss something.
Liz Ellerbe
I'm using it in my Holistic Health class and find it very interesting.
Queen Sharon

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Chet Day on June 28, 2001
Format: Hardcover
GUIDE TO HOLISTIC HEALING A Review by Chet Day
Larry Trivieri's new book, "Guide to Holistic Health: Healing Therapies for Optimal Wellness," belongs in the library of every serious health student because it provides a thoughtful and comprehensive overview of the major therapies of holistic medicine.
Detailed chapters discuss nutritional medicine, environmental medicine, mind-body medicine, osteopathic medicine, chiropractic, botanical medicine, bodywork, naturopathic medicine, homeopathy, ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, yoga, and other therapies of holistic medicine.
When I finished "Guide to Holistic Health," I felt for the first time that I had a really solid understanding of all the major approaches to health in the holistic healing movement.
Having seen so many of my friends and family members harmed, maimed, or even killed by traditional medicine, I personally maintain a strong bias against the drug, cut, and burn approach. With that said, after finishing Trivieri's book, I felt better about doctors in general because it's obvious more and more physicians are rejecting the status quo approach for methods that are more in tune with the natural rhythms and needs of the human mind and body.
Overall, "Guide to Holistic Health" is well-written, informative, comprehensive, and full of helpful techniques that the serious health seeker can put right to use.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 1, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I couldn't disagree more with the reviewer who called this book a rehash of Burton Goldberg's Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide (which I also highly recommend). Yes, the Guide is a wonderful book, and for that matter, Trivieri, the author of this book, also served as the editor and writer for the Guide. But to call his book a "rehash" couldn't be farther from the truth. I have read over a hundred books on the subject of holistic healing/alternative medicine, and never before have I read a book that so wonderfully explains the major therapies of holistic medicine and what it means to be healthy in "body, mind, and spirit," the way Trivieri's book does. The therapies he writes about here are covered in far more depth than in the Definitive Guide, and they are explained in a manner that makes them far more understandable and credible to readers who are unfamiliar with them. The chapter on Yoga alone was an eye opener for me. What I also like about this book are the many studies cited in support of each therapy, as well as the case histories that beautifully illustrate how effective they can be.
It also helps that each chapter contains the authoritative voice of a top expert in each modality.
I rate this book 5 stars because of its combination of comprehensive scholarship and understandability. By all means, buy it if you are at all interested in learning about proven alternatives to drugs and surgery that only treat symptoms, not the causes of dis-ease!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sally DeLellis on October 26, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is on my shelf next to Ultraprevention, another winner in the introductory holistic genre. Quite frankly, it's amazing how most of us have the power to transform our health to optimal levels, yet so many are too skeptical, or dare I say too lazy, to do the simple things needed...eat well, keep the mind clear, etc. The solution to the problem of disease does not always have to be complicated. Nutrition especially has the potential to be as potent as medication, without the side effects.

As someone who believes in the merit of holistic health, this book made perfect sense to me and was enjoyable as well as informative. I would imagine that those who are like-minded would critique this book similarly. To those who typically question the value of holistic medicine, keep an open mind and give this book (and the advice within) a genuine try.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kirsten Kruse on September 26, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for a class in Holistic Health Practices. It is well organized and well written. It is a little boring to read, because there are no illustrations or graphs. It gives a very good overview of all the alternative medical systems from acupuncture, ayurveda, chiropractic, osteopathy, homeopathy, etc., explaining how each system evolved, how it sees the patient and how it treats illnesses and which conditions it is good for. I highly recommend it if you are interested in taking charge of your health via alternative medicine or to supplement what western medicine can do for you.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Donna St Clair on September 4, 2005
Format: Hardcover
These books were required reading in my Holistic practice. I found both these books very informative. I put to practice some information found in the Wrinkle Cure book and have been getting comments that I now look 40 when in actuallity I am 62. I have been able to pass this information onto some of my patients and they are trying it on themselves. The American Holistic Association Guide reinforced some of the teachings that I had just finished in getting my degree in the Holistic Method of healing. Both books were very interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Queen Sharon on March 26, 2008
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This book has a good overview of Holistic Health. I'm using it in my Holistic Health class and find it very interesting. The read is easy. It gives you a general idea of the different types of Holistic Healing.

I especially like the list of vitamins they have in Chapter 2 or 4. It talks about what the vitamins are important for and what food it can be found in.
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