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Naturopathic medicine

Naturopathic medicine follows these seven principles:
1. Do no harm: use safe, effective, natural therapies.
2. Nature has healing powers: the physician's job is to enhance the body's natural power to heal itself.
3. Identify and treat the cause: find the cause, rather than just suppress the symptoms.
4. Treat the whole person: administer to the patient's physical, mental/emotional, spiritual, and social sides.
5. The physician is a teacher: educate and motivate patients to take more responsibility for their health.
6. Prevention is the best cure: health-supporting life habits prevent disease.
7. Establish health and wellness: increase the patient's positive physical and mental state.


Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine
by Michael Murray, Joseph Pizzorno
Paperback (1997)

Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine weighs three pounds and nine ounces, has 946 pages, and is as informative as it is hefty.    The authors are naturopathic doctors -- they focus on promoting health and treating disease with nontoxic, natural therapies.
This book shows you how to improve your health through a positive mental attitude, healthy lifestyle, health-promoting diet, and supplements, with plenty of practical tips.    Learn disease prevention through enhancing key body systems.   The bulk of the book details natural remedies for treating more than 70 ailments.    Each includes symptoms, description, therapeutic considerations (with discussion of studies), and a treatment summary, including nutritional supplements and botanical (herbal) medicines.  

If you have a disease, this book will give you a valuable perspective on natural treatments.   If you're well, it will give you many pointers for maintaining and enhancing your health. --Joan Price


Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

Natural Alternatives to Over-The-Counter and Prescription Drugs
by Michael Murray
Hardcover (1994)

Is there really a safer, more effective natural alternative to most prescription and over-the-counter medicines? Yes.  In Natural Alternatives to Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs, his groundbreaking book, naturopathic physician Michael Murray provides specific natural alternatives to some of the drugs most used by Americans, including Tagamet, Prednisone, Seldane, and Zantac. Examining the side effects and effectiveness of many of the drugs used today, Murray shows how these drugs can be replaced with less expensive natural remedies whose medicinal benefits have been proven in clinical studies. He discusses how herbs, vitamins, minerals, extracts, and ointments can be used to bring relief from a wide array of specific ailments, including:
* Diabetes
* Asthma, hay fever, and the common cold
* High blood pressure and high cholesterol
* Arthritis
* Heartburn and headache
* Insomnia
With easy-to-understand charts, graphs, and tables throughout, Natural Alternatives to Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs offers detailed, practical information that will help readers live a fuller, healthier life--free from pharmaceutical medicines.

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