Boston Public Library
Natural Health, Natural Healing: a selected bibliography
Booklists for Adults

This bibliography is intended to offer a broad perspective on natural health
issues. The advice given in these books should be treated as educational in
nature and should not be used for the purpose of self-diagnosis or self-
treatment. It is recommended that you check with your physician if you think
that you have a medical problem or wish to begin a natural health care program.

Bricklin, Mark and Maggie Spilner. PREVENTION'S PRACTICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WALKING FOR HEALTH: FROM AGE REVERSAL TO WEIGHT LOSS, THE MOST COMPLETE GUIDE EVER WRITTEN.
RA781.65.B75 1992
Comprehensive guide to the world of walking. Covers the health benefits
associated with this easy, safe, and inexpensive exercise and suggests ways to
get involved in group walking activities and competitive events such as
orienteering and race walking. Includes one-year training programs for the
beginner and the advanced walker.

Calbom, Cherie. JUICING FOR LIFE: A GUIDE TO THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE JUICING.
RA784.C23 1992
Written by two experienced nutritionists, this relates juices to over 75
health problems. Includes numerous menus and ten comprehensive menu plans.

Castleman, Michael. THE HEALING HERBS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE CURATIVE POWER OF NATURE'S MEDICINES.
RM666.H33 C39 1991
A thorough, well-organized, and readable herbal. Looks at the history, lore,
and medicinal properties of over 100 well-known herbs from alfalfa to yarrow.
Includes recipes for various herbal preparations. Extensive bibliography.

Chopra, Deepak. PERFECT HEALTH: THE COMPLETE MIND/BODY GUIDE.
R605.P47 1990X
Using the principles of Ayurveda, a 5000-year-old Indian system of mind/body
medicine, Dr. Chopra develops individually tailored diet, exercise, and
stress-reduction programs designed to restore the body to a state of "perfect
health."

Cummings, Stephen, F.N.P. EVERYBODY'S GUIDE TO HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES.
RX76.C94 1991
Presents clear information about the principles of homeopathic treatment.
Advice on professional medical care for each condition, an index, a glossary,
and a listing of homeopathic organizations are provided.

Foster, Steven. A FIELD GUIDE TO MEDICINAL PLANTS: EASTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH AMERICA.
QK99.U6 F68 1990
Part of the Peterson field guide series. Contains descriptions of nearly 500
medicinal plants with detailed line drawings and 200 color photos. Discusses
the historical and present-day use of each plant. Toxicity warnings are
included where necessary.

Gach, Michael Reed. ACUPRESSURE'S POTENT POINTS: A GUIDE TO SELF-CARE FOR COMMON AILMENTS.
RM723.A27 G33 1990
For those shy about acupuncture, this similar method, shown in easy steps,
uses finger pressure instead of needles on different areas of the body to
relieve both physical and emotional stress-related problems.

Goodman, Saul. THE BOOK OF SHIATSU: [THE HEALING ART OF FINGER PRESSURE].
RM723.A27 G66 1990X
Shiatsu massage, a natural healing tool, is detailed with valuable photos and
illustrations. This book can be easily read and put into practice by the
layperson.

Hausman, Patricia. THE HEALING FOODS: THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY ON THE CURATIVE POWER OF NUTRITION.
RM217.H297 1989
Explores food as a positive force for the maintenance of health and as a
weapon against disease. Provides nutritonal profiles of 76 basic foods and
contains nutritional strategies for the prevention and treatment of 34 common
health problems. Includes recipes and some seven-day menu plans.

THE HEALING FOODS COOKBOOK: 400 DELICIOUS RECIPES WITH CURATIVE POWER.
RM219.H39 1992
Easy-to-understand low-fat, low-salt, low-calorie recipes plus menus for
medical conditions are included. An index of food used is available.

Jarvis, DeForest Clinton. FOLK MEDICINE: A VERMONT DOCTOR'S GUIDE TO GOOD HEALTH.
R341.J3
Interesting observation and explanation about his home-state folk medicine by
a doctor who was born and practiced in Vermont. Uses of honey and apple cider
are much mentioned.

Leyel, Mrs. C.F. HERBAL DELIGHTS: TISANES, SYRUPS, CONFECTIONS, ELECTUARIES, ROBS, JULEPS, VINEGARS AND CONSERVES.
TX406.L46 1987X
A charming presentation of herbs for food and decoration. Poetic and
folkloric quotations are sometimes mentioned with the herb. Indexes of
familiar names in English, French, German, and Italian are included.

Lu, Henry C. LEGENDARY CHINESE HEALING HERBS.
RM666.H33 L76 1991
A clear display of ancient Chinese herbal healing techniques. Pictures,
scientific and familiar names, medical properties, and dosages of over 100
herbs are provided.

Moyers, Bill. HEALING AND THE MIND.
R726.5.M69 1993
In this companion book to his public television series, Moyers talks to
scientists, healthcare professionals, and patients about the connection between
physical health and a person's emotions and thought processes.

Naeser, Margaret A. OUTLINE GUIDE TO CHINESE HERBAL PATENT MEDICINES IN PILL FORM: WITH SAMPLE PICTURES OF THE BOXES.
RM666.H33 N34 1990X
Over 175 Chinese herbal patent medicines in pill form are explained with
historical information. Includes an index.

Olsen, Kristin Gottschalk. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE.
R733.O47 1990
A comprehensive guide to new healing choices from acupressure to yoga. Each
chapter deals with an alternative healing method. A list about related books
and organizations is provided.

Peavy, William and Warren Peary. SUPER NUTRITION GARDENING: HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN POWERCHARGED FOOD.
SB324.3.P42 1993X
An excellent book for both gardening and nutrition. The chapter about seeds
sprouting is particularly interesting. List of suppliers and prices and an
index are available.

Polunin, Miriam. THE NATURAL PHARMACY.
RZ433.P65 1992
An illustrated, well explained, and indexed guide to 230 medicinal
ingredients from rocks and minerals to herbs and shells. Also provided is a
history of natural pharmacy from different countries.

Stein, Diane. THE NATRUAL REMEDY BOOK FOR WOMEN.
RA778.S7968 1992
Holistic health-care guide which focuses on women's health issues. Examines
over 50 common health problems and offers a range of solutions derived from 10
natural healing systems including herbs, acupressure, homeopathy/cell salts,
and naturopathy.

Theiss, Barbara and Peter Theiss. THE FAMILY HERBAL.
RM666.H33 T45 1989
This book gives practical applications of 40 herbs useful for healing. Color
plates for plant identification and indexes are included.

Tierra, Michael. PLANETARY HERBOLOGY: AN INTEGRATION OF WESTERN HERBS INTO THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE AND AYURVEDIC SYSTEMS.
RM666.H33 T52 1988
Over 400 medicinal herbs available in the West are classified under their
medical application. Useful cross references and indexes are available for the
students of Eastern herbal medicine.

TRAINING THE BODY TO CURE ITSELF: HOW TO EXERCISE TO HEAL. Edited by Alice Feinstein.
RM725.T73 1992
Do you need to fight the pain of arthritis? Raise your HDL level? Break a
creativity block? Exercise! Here is the way to combat over 50 common health
problems. In addition, this book explores 25 exercise therapies including
gardening, playing a musical instrument, and stair climbing, explaining the
health benefits associated with each activity.

Vishnu-devananda, Swami. THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF YOGA.
B132.Y6 V47 1988
Comprehensive training program, suitable for both the beginner and the
advanced student. Focusing on how the practice of Yoga can improve physical
and mental health, it covers all the basic yoga positions, breathing exercises,
relaxation techniques, diet, and philosophy.

Weil, Andrew. NATURAL HEALTH, NATURAL MEDICINE: A COMPREHENSIVE MANUAL FOR WELLNESS AND SELF-CARE.
RA776.W417 1990
A leading authority on natural and preventive medicine outlines a detailed
natural health-care program designed to maintain health-care program designed
to maintain health, boost the immune system, and avoid the major killers such
as heart attack and stroke.

Weiss, Gaea. GROWING & USING THE HEALING HERBS.
RM666.H33 W444 1985
This detailed guide covers all aspects of herb gardening from design to plant
harvesting and storage. Includes sections on herbal healing traditions and
recipes for a variety of different health preparations.

Compiled and Annotated by Eileen Sherman and Caroline Young, General Library
Adult Services, Boston Public Library, July 1993.