UnBreak Your Health
Publisher : Loving Healing Press
Description
The complete guide to complementary and alternative therapies with 300+ listings in 138 different categories, testimonials and some of the most interesting recent scientific discoveries.  This is the map to help you find the path to better health, without prescription drugs.




Praise and Reviews

Here's what people are saying about UnBreak Your Health!

"There is no question that the major BREAK in life is the current Medical System, which is at the very least the number 3 cause of death!  At least 85% of the time Complementary and Alternative approaches are far safer and more effective than drugs or surgery. UnBreak your Health provides a terrific source for those interested in real health!" 
    C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.

    www.normshealy.com

5.0 out of 5 starsImpressively organized and presented , December 2, 2007
By  Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)
As the babyboom generation ages (as well as generations X, Y & Z, for that matter), personal health and physical fitness have become more than just fashionable -- they are recognized as fundamental to being able to enjoy life, pursue goals, and live longer. The rise in the popularity of what is described as Alternative Medicine has also taken place because of the shortcomings of traditional medicine to insure continued good health and/or speedy recovery from illness or injury. In "Unbreak Your Health: The Complete Guide To Complementary & Alternative Therapies", Alan E. Smith has compiled more than 300 entries on more than 135 alternative health subjects, providing both students of alternative medicine and non-specialist general readers with an interest in alternatives to what traditional medicine has to offer them with respect to basic health concepts. Impressively organized and presented with an alphabetized roster of therapies for the body, a section devoted to therapies for the mind; and an entire chapter of therapies applicable to the human 'spirit' or 'energy', "Unbreak Your Health" is thoroughly 'reader friendly' and accessible. Of special note are the chapters on Insurance, Alan Smith's conclusions, his recommendations, the resources list, bibliography for further reading, and a comprehensive index. "Unbreak Your Health" is very strongly recommended and fundamentally useful reading for students of Alternative Medicine, and would prove a popular addition to community library Health & Medicine reference collections.

"UnBreak Your Health is the most comprehensive and reader-friendly guide for alternative health solutions that I have ever read.  The author, Alan E. Smith, through personal experience presents a compelling argument for the power of our bodies to heal themselves if we would give them the opportunity.  However, Smith is not an opponent of conventional medicine, and states that this book is meant to give hope and options to complement healing therapies.

The reader-friendly format of the book provides an introduction to alternative therapies, the best way to use this book and chapters on overall health concepts and working with the body, mind and spirit.  Topics include acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy, osteopathy and environmental medicine.  Other therapies covered are mind-body therapies, manual healing therapies and herbal remedies.  The methods listed in this book include therapies that have been around for thousands of years to life-changing new devices. 

I was amazed at the number of alternative therapies that are available to a person.  Our technology-based culture can learn so much from the cultures of ancient lineage around the world following time-honored systems.  The Western approach often fails to treat the whole patient - mind, body, emotions and spirit, and treats the symptoms instead of finding the root of the problem.  Additionally the author has included user comments throughout the book that are testimonials of healing from people who have given up on conventional medicine.  I recognized several of the therapies and was pleasantly surprised to see the Network Spinal Analysis included, a chiropractic technique that uses specific touches to heal.  I was introduced to this technique several years ago and was able to avoid surgery by using it.  I was also really glad to see the Radical Forgiveness Technology listed, an amazing technology that I started using several months ago.

UnBreak Your Health would complement any home-based or business library.  I applaud the author for creating such a comprehensive guide."
    Reviewed by Cherie Fisher for Reader Views


"...I enjoyed reading this book and can now say I am enlightened and empowered and able to improve my health. This is a must have book for anyone wanting to improve their health and ways to go about it."  I rate this book chipper.gifchipper.gifchipper.gifchipper.gifchipper.gif
Reviewed by Wilma for Booksville Literary Reviews

 



5.0 out of 5 starsAn Unparalleled Reference Volume!, November 29, 2007
By  Peter McCarthy "Naturopathic Doctor" (Helotes, TX, USA)
Alan Smith has created THE definitive guide to complementary and alternative health care (CAM) with this invaluable book. As chair of the Texas Health Freedom Coalition, the nation's numerically largest state level grass roots alternative health advocacy organization, I am recommending all our members not only purchase a copy for themselves, but also send one to their state senator and representative to allow our lawmakers to better acquaint themselves with CAM, now the fastest growing segment of our health care system. Kudos to Alan for a great job!

 "Unbreak Your Health is an incredible resource and we should all really have this book on our shelves.  I think it's a wonderful, wonderful book."
--Juanita Watson, host of InsideScoopLive.com

“UnBreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies” by Alan E. Smith presents a comprehensive guide useful for when you want to explore other options beyond traditional medicine. If you are considering complementary or alternative therapies you are not alone! ... After most descriptions is a favorite part of mine called “user comments” which aids in understanding how effective these therapies are. These are comments from actual users of these particular methods... I recommend this thorough guide to complementary and alternative therapies to anyone who is frustrated with conventional medicine’s approach to his health issues or to anyone who just wants to educate himself as to what is out there in terms of non-traditional care."
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Reviewed by Kam Aures for RebeccasReads (1/08)

"I was amazed at the number of alternative therapies; some I'd never heard of. It really is a complete guide"
--Nancy Barlett, RI in Reflexology Across America winter edition 2008

"(This) is a good overview of a number of different types of holistic mind/body/spirit healing practices."   
    Eric Robins, M.D., co-author of Your Hands Can Heal You.

"I love that it is written in lay language---it is an every person’s guide!  So many books comparing complementary medicine techniques and medical or health modalities are not; the reader must usually wade through technical terms and small print as if reading a legal contract.  Needless to say, many of those truly desiring help are discouraged and explore no more.  Alan Smith’s book is a welcome and needed addition for those who truly desire access to health and wellness information in  easily digestible language and backed up by diverse experiences."
     Imara, MBA,MHpn,URM

"There are many ways to heal and many ways to grow. This book offers an amazing and impressive collection of valuable information to people looking to complement or supplement the conventional methods of treatment."
     Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP 
     CompanionsInHealing.com

"Unbreak Your Health has a great concept going for it. Alternative health techniques have flooded the market in recent years, and their sheer variety overwhelms most people. It's a laudable goal of Smith's to explain these many practices, which he does clearly and concisely. Smith also covers an amazing number of therapies in a mere 212 pages. An extensive appendix of Web sites provides further avenues for research."
     Reviewed by Elizabeth A. Allen for CLARION

 

By Trisha Torrey, September 18, 2008

"The Bottom Line

If you are looking for a list of alternative and complementary therapies, along with descriptions of each, you'll find an extensive list in this book. There are very old therapies, some developed thousands of years ago, like acupuncture. They are intermingled with some of the newest therapies such as the Raindrop Technique, first cited in 2003. Each is listed with a web reference so you can get more information."

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Author of UnBreak Your Health - The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies (Loving Healing Press).