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(2-Volume Set) - 1744 Pages
by Pizzorno, Joseph E. & Murray, Michael T.

Hardcover - ISBN 0443059454
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 This is the most comprehensive, most thoroughly researched, carefully referenced and up-to-date text on natural medicines and complementary modalities, and their applications to specific health problems available. This groundbreaking text will provide healthcare professionals with a wide range of tests, and approaches to managing or treating over 100 conditions and health problems. It provides accurate, detailed pharmacological information on a wide range of herbs and supplements, crucial facts about making recommendations to patients, or for familiarizing self with supplements patients may be taking themselves. The text is organized into six sections and supported by user-friendly reference charts, and easy-access tables, plus numerous patient handouts and forms.


  • Analyses scientific and other information, making sure what is natural is also shown to be safe and effective in its proper context
  • Gives accurate, detailed information on a wide range of herbs and supplements
  • Provides immediate clinical application giving practitioners choices in diagnosis, treatment and referral


Section I Philosophy of Natural Medicine:
Introduction. History of Naturopathic Medicine. Phiosophy-1. Philosophy-2. Placebo and the Art of Medicine. Women in the History of Medicine.

Section II Supplementary Diagnostic Procedures:
Introduction. Breath Hydrogen Test. Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis. Dark Adaptation Test. Elisa/Act Test. Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate. Fantus Test. Folic Acid Status Assessment. Food Allergy Testing. Glycosylated Hemoglobin. Hair Analysis. Heidelburg Gastric Analysis. Indican Test Microclot General Test. Mineral Status Evaluation. Nutrient Status, Laboratory Tests for Determining. Oral Manifestations of Nutritional Status and Gastrointestinal Disease. Serum Bile Acids Assay. Tryptophan Loading Test. Zinc Status Assessment.

Section III: Therapeutic Modalities:
Introduction. Ayurveda. Botanical Medicine. A Modern Perspective. Colon Therapy. The Exercise Prescription. Emergency Procedures. Fasting. Homeopathy. Hydrotherapy. Manipulation. Scientific Basis of Acupuncture. Soft Tissue Manipulation.

Section IV: Syndromes and Special Topics:
Introduction. Alternate Complement Pathway. Bowel Toxemia. Chronic Candidiasis: The Yeast Syndrome. The Diversified Rotation Diet: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tool. Fever. Food Allergy. Hepatoprotection: Clinical Indications for the Use of Lipotrophic Factors. Section V Specific Health Problems: Introduction. Acne Vulgaris and Acne Conglobata. Acquired Immmunodeficiency Syndrome. Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Affective Disorders. Alcoholism. Alzheimer's Disease. Angino Pectoris. Aphthous Stomatitis. Ascariasis. Asthma. Atherosclerosis. Atopic Dermatitis. Attention Deficit Disorders. Autism. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Cataracts, Senile, Celiac Disease. Cellulite. Cervical Dysplasia. Child Sexual Abuse. Chlamydial Genital Infections. Crohn's Disease. Cystitis. Depression. Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Diabetes Mellitus. Epilepsy. Epididimytis. Erythema Multiforme. Fibrocystic Breast Disease. Food Allergy. Gallstones. Glaucoma: Acute, Chronic. Gout. Hemorrhoids. Herpes Simplex. Hyperactivity. Hypertension. Hypoglycemia. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Insomnia. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Ischemic Heart Disease. Kidney Stones. Learning Disability. Leukoplakia. Macular Degeneration. Male Infertility. Mania. Menorrhagia. Migraine Headache. Mononucleosis-Like Syndrome, Chronic. Multiple Sclerosis.

Authors: Joseph E. Pizzorno Jr. , President and Co-founder of Bastyr University
Michael Murray , Faculty Member, Bastyr University

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