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Holism and Complementary Medicine


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Introduction: The making of a new medicine Part One 1: Antiquity - the early origins of medicine 2: Middle times - the gathering light 3: Modernity and beyond - the temple of power Part Two 4: Holism and reductionism in medicine - reconciling the opposites 5: The healing relationship - reflections on the clinical encounter 6: The therapeutic aims of holistic medicine - restoring the body, empowering the mind 7: Turning the medicine wheel - between paradigms 8: Firming the foundations - ways of knowing 9: Completing the circle - voices of reneweal Glossary References

About the Author

Vincent Di Stefano is a practitioner in osteopathy and western herbal medicine, with a practice in Melbourne. He has qualifications in gerontology, acupuncture and naturopathy as well as a Masters in health sciences. He has lectured extensively and private colleges and is currently lecturing at Victoria University. He regularly contributes to a number of journals, conferences and professional associations.


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

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