Gordon, chair of the advisory council to the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine, takes aim at the current abyss between the orthodox biomedical community and alternative practitioners. Advocating a compassionate partnership between the two, he builds a case for collaboration through client studies and persuasive personal testimonies of healthcare victories. Gordon encourages communication and cooperation between these two worlds to address the drawbacks of an illness-oriented medical model burdened with the costs of chronic care. Historical forces of the wellness movement, principles of self-help, and concepts of teamwork are woven into a tapestry he calls the "therapeutic partnership." Gordon issues an important mandate for an integrated and individualized biopsychosocial medicine to meet the future clinical needs of the nation. Written for the medical and allied healthcare communities, this book is recommended for any healthcare provider interested in comprehensive care.?Rebecca Cress-Ingebo, Fordham Health Sciences Lib., Wright State Univ., Dayton, Ohio
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Manifesto for a New Medicine provides an understanding for the use and applications of alternative therapies with a strong guide teacheing how to blend the best of traditional & alternative methods. Dr. Gordon's Manifesto for a New Medicine uses case studies to demonstrate the successful applications of medical alternatives, teaching the basics of integration processes. -- Midwest Book ReviewSee all Editorial Reviews
As a board certified holistic practitioner, I have clashed with conventional medicine for many years. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Linda
Perfect for todays environment. Refer to it frequently and glad I bought it.Published 11 months ago by Heather Navarra
Okay-- it has some interesting information and data in its pages.Published 12 months ago by B. J. G.
My wife loved the book. Great information about health and eating properly. Its a great reference and book to have in your library.Published 17 months ago by alex
I guess if you're new to this (i.e. alternative medicine), 299 pages might not seem like a lot; but for me, some ideas seemed to drone on, and I periodically lost attention. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Isys
What an excellent advocate for personal integrative medicine! Gordon's book is inspiring and is shifting my perspectives on how to achieve a healthier, satisfying lifePublished on April 4, 2013 by J.Anna Looney
I purchased this book for a friend. I first came across Dr Gordon on the Diane Rhem show on NPR about 10 years ago and after talking with him by phone was referred to a Dr Heffron... Read morePublished on June 10, 2011 by Daniel moore
Excellent life changing book.
It seems so simple when you read it but the results are profound.