Sunday, November 11, 2007

Alternative Therapies Going Mainstream

I am from Asia and since I was young, I never believed anything about alternative medicine or therapies. I hate acupuncture. Just the sight of needles puncturing into my skin frightens me. Having been born a Christian, I was taught Yoga is evil. Yesterday, I went to the bookstore and found this very interesting book of Alan Smith titled UnBreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies.

I must admit when I spotted the book, I got curious regarding its contents and I scanned the first few pages. To my delight, the book enlightened me and changed my understanding on alternative therapies. The book is not only a comprehensive guide to alternative treaments, systems and devices but also gives good advice on the complete approach to health care - mind, body and spirit. Some good number of pages were focused on discussing ailment prevention and staying healthy. Anyway, it is often less expensive to prevent getting ill than curing the sickness. The wide array of available alternative therapies out there just amazes me. Once you read this book, you will think twice before consulting another doctor.

Published by Loving Healing Press (August 22, 2007), this 122 page book retails for $13.57. It is a small price to pay compared to the value and wealth of information you will get. Definitely, this book is going to be in my Christmas shopping list.