This comprehensive resource provides a compendium of information on healing and how healing relates to complementary and alternative medicine. A history of the health care system is provided in order to show how complementary and alternative medicine has been integrated into western medicine in the past. Information on how the healing modalities are portrayed through popular media, such as radio and television are included. Descriptions of the various complementary and alternative modalities are listed. Numerous references provide additional information on the many modalities discussed.
Part I: The Concept of Healing. Chapter 1: The Concept of Healing. Chapter 2: The History and Future of Healing. Chapter 3: Driving Market Forces. Part II: Alternative and Complementary Approaches to Healing. Chapter 4: Alternative and Complementary Therapies. Chapter 5: Selected Healing Modalities. Chapter 6: Integrative Medicine. Part III: The Healers and the Healed. Chapter 7: The Process of Becoming a Healer. Chapter 8: Attitudes and Behaviors of Healers. Chapter 9: Healing Ourselves and Our Environment. Part IV: The Body-Mind-Spirit Connection to Health and Illness. Chapter 10: Consciousness and Healing. Chapter 11: Stress and Its Consequences. Chapter 12: Bolstering the Immune System. Part V: Healing Process. Chapter 13: Healing Life''s Crisises. Chapter 14: Healing Addictions. Chapter 15: Healing and the Grief Process. Chapter 16: Healing the Dying. Part VI: Healing Resources and Support Networks. Chapter 17: Alternative and Complementary Care Resources. Appendix.