Friday, February 4, 2011

UnBreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies by Alan E. Smith

UnBreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies by Alan E. Smith
(Rated: C)
Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 978-1932690361
Published Aug 2007
Paperback, 212 pages

Today, the reality is that we need to start taking responsibility for our health. If we think we can swallow a pill for every ailment we have, we are still living in the dark ages. Granted, it's not easy learning about alternative health care and distinguishing what is valid and what is not among the conflicting viewpoints of the medical world. Which is why I really appreciated Unbreak Your Health.

It's a reference guide that lists and briefly explains complementary and alternative therapies. I thought I knew a thing or two about this topic but I discovered, not one, not two, but many therapies I never heard before. I have to admit, some I am still sceptical about, most are growing in popularity and some are downright fascinating.

Smith organizes these therapies into three categories: Body, Mind and Energy/Spirit. For each therapy listed, Smith includes the web site URL so the reader can do added research, a summary of what each therapy involves with a brief history of its beginnings, and user comments or testimonials.

What I enjoyed most as I read through this book is that I learned what new technology is discovering about looking at the whole person versus just the symptoms in curing illnesses. Right in his introduction, Smith states: “The explosion of research in neuroscience is changing the meaning of the expression 'It's all in your head' because technology is showing how the mind is related to and controls the body. We're moving quickly from simple correlation of the mind-body connection to discovering the actual mechanism of interaction.”

That's exciting news! Here's an example of this. Under the heading of Energy Medicine, it speaks about the medical breakthrough of Dr. Bjorn E.W. Nordenstrom whose discovery that the electrical circuit that transports ions and electrons throughout the body helps maintain the body's equilibrium and healing processes by influencing cellular structure and function. This led to the successful treatment of cancer patients with electrochemical therapy (EchT) using Dr, Nordenstrom's BCEC concepts.

Unbreak Your Health opens your eyes to the possibility of better health, and may even help you discover a therapy that is just right for you and will heal you. There are other options to conventional medicine. You want to know what they are? This is the perfect reference. It's easy to read, well organized, and a smart addition to any home library.

I will count this book toward the following challenges: Dewey Decimal Challenge

Disclosure: Thanks to and Loving Healing Press for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

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  1. I can't claim to know anything about alternative therapies, but I have to agree that we rely entirely too much on popping pills and expecting them to fix everything. I'm glad you enjoyed your book!


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