Holism and Complementary Medicine

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This systematic overview of traditional healing practices discusses the increasing popularity of natural and complementary therapies. Covering the development of the Western biomedical model and explaining the holistic philosophy on which alternative Western medicine is based, this guide to the origins and core principals of natural therapies also addresses key practice issues such as the role holistic principles play in today’s health care system and their place in the therapeutic relationship.

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Vincent Di Stefano is a practitioner in osteopathy and Western herbal medicine and has qualifications in gerontology, acupuncture, and naturopathy. He is a lecturer at Victoria University and regularly contributes to a number of journals, conferences, and professional associations.

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"Brings together many threads that link the health of body, mind, and society."  —Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD, assistant professor of family medicine, University of Wisconsin–Madison
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