by : Vincent Di Stefano

  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Academic
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 2006-09-28
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1741148464
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781741148466


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.