Edited by Bill Gottlieb
Published 1995 by Rodale Press
Synopisis: Self-Help remedies for many common ailments. These remedies include acupressure, aromatherapy, ayurveda, flower therapy, food therapy, herbal therapy, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, imagery, juice therapy, massage, reflexology, relaxation and meditation, sound therapy, vitamin and mineral therapy, and yoga. Ailments from acne to yeast infections are listed in alphabetical order. In each section, the types of remedies that apply are listed. There is also a paragraph on when to know it is serious enough to warrant a trip to a your doctor. Also included are detailed instructions for each type of remedy.
I like this book simply for the abundant information it includes. The editor does has a tendency to “talk down” in the entries he authored. But, I have found that a lot with other books and authors as well.
This is a good book if you want information on several types of natural healing. Something else I have found useful in this book is the glossary of Common Degrees in Alternative Medicine. This explains just what each degree stands for. This could be helpful when researching Alternative Medicine Practitioners in your area.
At the time this book was published, Bill Gottlieb was the Editor-in-Chief of Prevention Magazine Health Books.