The Clinical Medicine Guide: A Holistic Perspective

by Stephen Gascoigne

  • The Clinical Medicine Guide: A Holistic Perspective
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The Clinical Medicine Guide - A Holistic Perspective has been a favourite textbook of holistic practitioners for much of the last decade. It was first published in 1993 (as The Manual of Conventional Medicine for Alternative Practitioners) and provides clearly presented information about conventional medicine that is readily accessible and relevant in everyday practice. This new edition is completely revised and updated containing more cases, some treated by Chinese medicine and others treated by homoeopathy. These cases illustrate a healthy alternative to conventional treatment when dealing with disease and symptoms.

Each chapter discusses both holistic and conventional ideas of the system being presented. In addition, there are clear disease classifications that are tailored for the holistic practitioner. Each disease is discussed from the viewpoint of:

  • Definition
  • Symptoms
  • Complications
  • Investigations
  • Treatment
  • Holistic management
  • Cases

The section on holistic management discusses how to deal with cases complicated by prescribed drugs, how to assess the severity of a case and includes details of the corresponding syndrome in terms of Chinese medicine. At the end of each chapter there is information on how to recognise serious symptoms that may need referral.

"A much needed and excellent work. A must for every alternative student and practitioner." - Jeremy Sherr FSHom, BAc

I opened up the book today to take a quick peek and an HOUR later was deep into it. Riveted." - Miranda Castro, Homeopath, Author, International Lecturer

"this book fills a long-standing need ... is a handy reference manual that will repay its cost many times over." - The Journal of Osteopathic Education

"... it is destined to become on of those classic reference texts that ... student and practitioners alike, will use time and time again." - Journal of Oriental Medicine

" ...
the book should, without doubt, be on the desk of every holistic practitioner ... It is clear and comprehensive." - Giovanni Maciocia C.Ac (Nanjing), Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, Visiting Professor Nanjing University, China, Author