Lupus: Alternative Therapies That Work

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By Sharon Moore

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Sharon Moore

Sharon Moore
Sharon Moore has been a Peace Corps volunteer, an English teacher, a medical journalist, and a certified vocational rehabilitation counselor. She lives in Olympia, Washington. Visit the author's web site at



A comprehensive guide to noninvasive, nontoxic therapies for lupus--written by a lupus survivor.

• The only book to focus on alternative therapies for lupus.

• Includes therapeutic approaches drawn from the fields of naturopathic medicine, nutritional medicine, environmental medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, nontoxic dentistry, energy medicine, and psychological healing.

• Lupus affects more than four million Americans and does not respond well to conventional treatments.

More than four million Americans (90 percent of them women) have been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, a chronic, debilitating disease of the autoimmune system that manifests itself with extreme fatigue, arthritic pain, rashes, and a host of other symptoms. Add to that the fact that lupus is notoriously difficult to diagnose, and the number of potential sufferers grows. Sharon Moore lived with lupus for several years before doctors finally put a name to it. The only therapies offered to her were pharmaceuticals--toxic drugs that could control or suppress some of her symptoms but couldn't cure her disease. Dissatisfied with this approach, she set about researching alternative treatments for her condition. Nine years later her health is greatly improved, and she has written this book to share the most effective natural healing techniques with other lupus sufferers.

Chock full of specific, scientific, well-documented evidence on effective alternative treatments, this book is a godsend for anyone suffering from lupus. Moore provides a comprehensive diagnostic checklist and helps readers identify the possible causes of their illness, from environmental toxins and dental amalgam fillings to compromised liver function and poor nutrition. She offers ways to nurture the mind and spirit when living with chronic disease and shows readers how they can rebuild their lives. Equally important, she writes with the understanding of someone who's been there. 

"This book should be read by both those who ar ill and the practitioners they choose to work with. . . . The information and explanations presented are the pearls from thousands of dollars worth of consultations with many different types of practitioners."
John Ruhland, N.D., Bastyr University

"Lupus is a book I most strongly recommend not only to those with lupus, but to anyone with a disease that is difficult to categorize or treat."
Eric Steese, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

"Particularly helpful is a twelve-month plan for incorporating . . . varied therapies into a lifestyle that optimally supports recovery and personal growth."
Pamela Houghton, N.D., L.Ac.

"Books by lupus patients aren't unusual, but hers is the first to go into complementary medicine in detail." 
William Beatty, Booklist

"Her research, as detailed here, was deep. It is an essentially scientific search through the fringes of our world, through cultures and ideas that Western science does not know about or does not understand. Lupus sufferers should most certainly read this book and think about what Moore has to say."
Statesman Journal, January 21, 2001

"A useful book with new insights, new therapies, and new hope to all that suffer from this devastating disease."
Nancy Pearlman, The Compendium Newsletter, May-June 2002

"Anyone who is chronically ill, will find a wealth of suggestions here for non-invasive, non-toxic approaches to healing."
Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, November 2002

"I have no hesitation in recommending [Lupus] . . . a good resource book on the alternative approaches to the management of Lupus."
Swamy Swarna, Swamy's Book Reviews, Oct 30, 2005