Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and the Wise Use of Alternative Therapies

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More than a third of Americans have already begun to explore alternative techniques such as yoga, meditation, nutritional therapies, massage, acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, herbalism, and prayer, but we don't know which approaches to trust, or what accounts for their effectiveness, and our doctors are not able to tell us. We want an authoritative guide to separate what's truly worthwhile from what's simply well promoted, to help us to see what's right for each of us. James S. Gordon is that guide, and ...
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Overview

More than a third of Americans have already begun to explore alternative techniques such as yoga, meditation, nutritional therapies, massage, acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, herbalism, and prayer, but we don't know which approaches to trust, or what accounts for their effectiveness, and our doctors are not able to tell us. We want an authoritative guide to separate what's truly worthwhile from what's simply well promoted, to help us to see what's right for each of us. James S. Gordon is that guide, and Manifesto for a New Medicine is that guidebook. For the last twenty-five years, Dr. Gordon has pioneered an approach to healing that synthesizes the best of modern, scientific medicine with the best of the alternative techniques. Here he leads us step by step through convincing and absorbing case studies of the successful use of these alternatives, presenting clearly and simply the scientific bases for them. He also shows us how each of us can incorporate alternative therapies as an integral part of our health care and our daily lives.

"...examines nutritional therapies, homeopathy and other alternative techniques and explains which therapies to trust and which ones to question."

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780788161827
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Pages: 358

Meet the Author

James S. Gordon, M.D., author of Manifesto for a New Medicine, is the Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. A clinical professor of medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, he is also director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., and creator of the Comprehensive Cancer Care Conference.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Time for a Change 1
2 Biomedicine and Beyond 19
3 A Healing Crisis 33
4 Physician, Heal Thyself 44
5 We Are All Unique 56
6 Whole People in Their Total Environments 63
7 The Healing Partnership 75
8 Self-Care as Primary Care: The Power of the Mind (I) 92
9 Self-Care as Primary Care: The Power of the Mind (II) 116
10 Self-Care as Primary Care: Touch, Movement, and Breathing 130
11 Self-Care as Primary Care: "When I Eat, I Eat" 149
12 Other Medicines 165
13 Helping One Another 199
14 The Healing Path 218
15 Creating the New Medicine 241
16 Next Steps 284
Notes 300
Resources 329
Index 347
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