3 Responses to Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Micozzi, Fundamentals of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine) Reviews

  1. joe w morgan
    joe w morgan May 22, 2011 at 8:18 am | | Reply
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent overall reference for the methods discussed., January 7, 1999
    By A Customer

    I used this book as a reference for writing a study guide for a fully-accredited distance education master’s level program. This text served as an excellent overall reference for the alternative methods discussed. In addition, the author provides information on the cultural evolution of the therapy where appropriate and also notes where both tradional western medicine and the alternative therapy intersect for the benefit of the patient.

    One of the most interesting parts of the text has to do with a discussion of why “alternative medicine” is considered alternative and why alternative medicine is gaining in momentum and popularity at the present time. While the text does a good job of individually discussing the various methods, their common philosophical roots are what distinguish each from the western medical approach. This practical “philosophy” that makes sense is also why there has been such widespread growth and acceptance.

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  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 22, 2011 at 8:36 am | | Reply
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Surprisingly informative, April 23, 1998
    By A Customer

    Not the usual "Pope’s Guide to Heathen Religions," but a serious examination of the history, philosophy and techniques of the major health care traditions. I liked that each chapter, discussing a particular field, was written by a member of that profession. The book leans toward the academic, but I learned a lot. The best book I have read on this subject.

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  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 22, 2011 at 9:31 am | | Reply
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
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    The backbone of you Holistic Care Reference Library, October 1, 2010
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    This review is from: Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Micozzi, Fundamentals of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine) (Hardcover)

    By the fourth edition a book assumes a fullness and depth that comes from diligence to the subject and all its ramifications. This text covers all the basic systems of healing that general health care providers have heard of or know of. It also covers all the lesser known methods or systems of healing.

    I am interested in air and sunlight as components of healing. It is covered in this text in great detail.

    My own training is Osteopathic. I am familiar with manipulative medicine but not necessarily the Chiropractic, deep tissue massage, and other tissue manipulation treatment systems. Those are all covered here in detailed descriptions of the various healing systems.

    As a reference for overall and comprehensive healing systems outside traditional MD medicine, this is the foundation text. You can use this text as a starting point to seek further information on any subject you wish to pursue in detail.

    The organization of the text is excellent with each section containing many varieties of healing arts within the section. The tables, charts, and fact boxes are well placed and full of important details.

    I recommend this text for anyone who practices alternative medicine in any form. It is a great help to understand how other healing systems interact with your own. It is also excellent for understanding the basis for the other systems that you do not personally practice.
    The information in this text does not disparage any system because all systems have something to offer a patient when used in the hands of a practitioner trained in the specific art.

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