BN.com Gift Guide

Curing Chronic Fibromyalgia: Choosing What Works

Overview

Debilitating diseases can be devastating, but Monterey, California-based author, Valerie Lumley, is a recovered fibromylagic who has turned her experience with Fibromyalgia into an inspirational tool for others who suffer from the disease. In her book, Curing Chronic Fibromyalgia, she recounts her journey to discover the cause and a cure. Lumley's work is both technical and helpful, scientific research explains the illness and its effects, while Lumley's caring attitude aids the reader and fellow sufferer of ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers and in stores.

Pick Up In Store Near You

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (2) from $19.94   
  • Used (2) from $19.94   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$19.94
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(253)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Acceptable
Acceptable Some writing/highlighting. Binding in good condition, light wear around edges. Minor scuffs and scratches. Blacked out price sticker. Some water damage. --Please read ... our Seller Info and Policies prior to placing your order. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Tucson, AZ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$100.98
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(81)

Condition: Acceptable
Some writing/highlighting. Binding in good condition, light wear around edges. Minor scuffs and scratches. Blacked out price sticker. Some water damage.--Please read our Seller ... Info and Policies prior to placing your order. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Tucson, AZ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Overview

Debilitating diseases can be devastating, but Monterey, California-based author, Valerie Lumley, is a recovered fibromylagic who has turned her experience with Fibromyalgia into an inspirational tool for others who suffer from the disease. In her book, Curing Chronic Fibromyalgia, she recounts her journey to discover the cause and a cure. Lumley's work is both technical and helpful, scientific research explains the illness and its effects, while Lumley's caring attitude aids the reader and fellow sufferer of Fibromyalgia in following her path to good health. Endorsed by the NUCCA National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique and ICA International Chiropractors Association.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450728607
  • Publisher: Edge Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted December 10, 2012

    December 21, 2010 By Patrick D. Goonan "see profile for UR

    December 21, 2010
    By
    Patrick D. Goonan "see profile for URL" (Livermore, CA) - See all my reviews
    (REAL NAME)
    This review is from: Curing Chronic Fibromyalgia Choosing What Works (Paperback)
    I have a unique background both personally and professionally. I started my career as a research scientist and later became committed to working in the field of psychology. In my capacity as a personal growth coach, I have worked with people with chronic illnesses, organizations committed to helping individuals with these diseases and I have suffered from serious illness myself (more than once). In my case, the illness was different, but the sense of helplessness, being alone and frustration with where we are in terms of understanding and dealing with these types of complex multi-system disorders is common ground that I share.

    It was certainly a pleasure to review this well-researched, intimate and extremely thorough exploration of options available for those suffering from this devastating disease. The fact that it also chronicles one person's road to recovery is a significant added value. The vulnerability with which the author shares her experiences helps to establish credibility and an atmosphere of compassion and hope. This is capped off by a keen intellect and ability to understand, explain and hold multiple perspectives.

    It is from this psychological space that I have reviewed this book. My first observation is that many debilitating illnesses tend to defy a simple reduction to one or a few causes and even deep analysis via the scientific method. I don't think it's a secret to anyone that it is very difficult to predict outcomes in multi-variable systems and you only need to tune into the weather or world politics to see numerous examples of our failure to see important connections and emergent qualities within chaotic systems e.g. the brain and nervous system. On the other hand, science is acknowledging this slowly, but perhaps not quickly enough to help many people in need. Chaos and Systems Theories would be examples of manifestations of this significant forward movement. It also appears in such mainstream best-sellers such as the The Love Response: Your Prescription to Turn Off Fear, Anger, and Anxiety to Achieve Vibrant Health and Transform Your Life, The HeartMath Solution: The Institute of HeartMath's Revolutionary Program for Engaging the Power of the Heart's Intelligence or Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World's Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples. In the must read category, I would also include The Healing Brain: Breakthrough Discoveries About How the Brain Keeps Us Healthy and Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Third Edition and The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being.

    So, what is an individual person suffering from a serious illness to do? You could place yourself totally into the hands of the medical profession. Certainly, their efforts and achievements have resulted in a life expectancy that people would not have imagined even 100 years ago. However, clearly they don't have all the answers. As I see it, a holistic systems approach is needed that leverages the best that medicine has to offer as well as the extensive experiential information available from individuals who have traveled this road themselves, the various wisdom traditions informed by common sense and better attunement to the body itself. Sometimes, we are too "in our heads" to take the time to do this, but "physician heal thyself," certainly is a quote that seems to ring true and merit considerable attention.

    We are fortunate to live during a period where there is a cross fertilization of knowledge, ideas and cultural wisdom. Valerie Lumley has done her homework and provided those suffering from Chronic Fibromyalgia the pluses and minuses of various alternative approaches as well as an in-depth inquiry into her own journey overcoming this disease. I have met her in person and she is healthy, vibrant, youthful and certainly passionate about life. In sense, this book is a also a meta-study or collection of the best of the best information available across disciplines.

    I can write much more about the book, but I think the author unconsciously gave her own best testimony when in a recent discussion she nonchalantly said, "I know this illness from the inside out like no other author on the subject. FMS is a very dark tunnel and its victims get lost in despair. I want to stand at the end of this tunnel with bells and whistles and shine a light bright enough for all to see and show them how to guide themselves back to life again. This is my mission." My sense of her was that she embodies this mission and her book bears testimony to this commitment. It is the best book I know of on this subject and she packs a lot of useful material into less than 300 pages. It is my sincere desire that it provides hope for those who are feeling lost in the middle of a desert without a good road map.

    After finishing Valerie's book, I would also consider reading 8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power, Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening and Integral Health: The Path to Human Flourishing. With that said, I believe one of the most valuable resources is your own body, a way to stay close to it such as a body journal and perhaps the consideration of a new paradigm like the one presented in Philosophy in the Flesh : The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought. Independent of any specific belief system you are committed to, I also recommend Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom and Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)