Highly recommended for all complementary medicine practitioners, whether massage therapists, herbalists or naturopaths. It is essential reading for all who are undertaking complementary medicine research at either the Masters or PhD level.'Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
Vincent Di Stefano is qualified in acupuncture, gerontology, naturopathy. He is also a practitioner in osteopathy and herbal medicine. He is a regular contributor to various journals and professional associations.
Introduction: The making of a new medicinePart One1: Antiquity - the early origins of medicine2: Middle times - the gathering light3: Modernity and beyond - the temple of powerPart Two4: Holism and reductionism in medicine - reconciling the opposites5: The healing relationship - reflections on the clinical encounter6: The therapeutic aims of holistic medicine - restoring the body, empowering the mind7: Turning the medicine wheel - between paradigms8: Firming the foundations - ways of knowing9: Completing the circle - voices of renewealGlossary References