Saturday, April 19, 2014

Curious About Alternative Therapies? We've Got Plenty of Info!

While many of the health resources owned by the St. Louis Public Library or referenced on this blog refer to diseases and traditional health treatments, we also have a wide collection of materials and sources on alternative therapies and homeopathic remedies, from acupuncture and reflexology to medicinal herbs.

Below is a just a sample of some of the titles we have on alternative medicines:
  • Grow Your Own Drugs: Easy Recipes for Natural Remedies and Beauty Fixes by James Wong
  • Homeopathy for Today's World by Rajan Sankaran
  • How Come They're Happy and I'm Not? The Complete Natural Medicine Program for Healing Depression for Good by Peter Bongiorno
  • National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs
  • The Complete Guide to Growing Healing and Medicinal Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply by Wendy M. Vincent
  • The History of American Homeopathy: From Rational Medicine to Holistic Health Care by John S. Haller
  • The Natural Medicine Guide to Autism by Stephanie Marohn
  • The Natural Pregnancy Book: How to Have a Happy, Healthy Pregnancy and Birth by Anne Charlish and Kim Davies
  • The New Healing Herbs: The Essential Guide to More Than 125 of Nature's Most Potent Herbal Remedies by Michael Castleman
Additionally, there are plenty of good sources on alternative medicines available online, if you know where to look. The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine both provide good, unbiased information about alternative medicines and therapies. Meanwhile, nearly any official health-related institute should have a section addressing natural remedies; a few examples include: the National Cancer Institute, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the National Psoriasis Foundation, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Keep checking back at the library as we get more books in on alternative therapies. There are several on order!

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