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Resource Guide for those Interested in Integrative Health Coaching: 10. Conventional and Complementary Approaches

Resources for Informed Health Care


The ACP Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Bradly Jacobs and Katherine Gundling (2009).

Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine by Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold (1992).

Bodywork: What Type of Massage to Get—and How to Make the Most of It (revised edition) by Thomas Claire (2006).

The Desktop Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, edited by Edzard Ernst, Max Pittler, and Barbara Wider (2006).

Getting to Know You: A Physician Explains How Acupuncture Helps You Be the Best YOU by Joseph Helms (2007).

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted Kaptchuk (2000).

Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall (2007).

Books on Integrative Approaches for Conditions and Concerns


Alternative Treatments for Arthritis by Dorothy Foltz-Gray (2007).

Yoga for Arthritis by Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonsall (2008).


The Journey Through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person by Jeremy Geffen (2006).

Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment by Keith Block (2009).

Children’s Health

Healthy Child, Whole Child: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine to Keep Your Kids Healthy by Stuart Ditchek and Russell Greenfield with Lynn Willeford (2009).

The Holistic Pediatrician by Kathi Kemper (2002).


The American Diabetes Association Guide to Herbs and Nutritional Supplements by Laura Shane-McWhorter (2009).

The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution by Richard Surwit with Alisa Bauman (2005).

Heart Disease

Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery by Dean Ornish (1995).

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Cholesterol by Stephen Devries with Winifred Conkling (2007).

Mental Health

How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care by Richard Brown, Patricia Gerbarg, and Philip Muskin (2009).

Integrative Mental Health Care: A Therapist’s Handbook by James Lake (2009).

Women’s Health

Body, Soul, and Baby: A Doctor’s Guide to the Complete Pregnancy Experience, from Preconception to Postpartum by Tracy Gaudet with Paula Spencer (2008).

Consciously Female: How to Listen to Your Body and Your Soul for a Lifetime of Healthier Living by Tracy Gaudet with Paula Spencer (2004).


Also see the Weil Integrative Library series from Oxford University Press. Volumes published as of October 2009 deal with oncology (cancer), pediatrics, and psychiatry. Forthcoming volumes will cover gastroenterology, rheumatology, and women’s health.



Pharmaceuticals and Supplements Books

Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief by David Winston and Steven Maimes (2007).

Natural Health Bible (revised edition) by Steven Bratman with David Kroll (2000).

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: Consumer Version by Therapeutic Research Faculty; compiled by the editors of Pharmacist’s Letter and Prescriber’s Letter (2007).

Natural Standard Herbal Pharmacotherapy: An Evidence-Based Approach by Catherine Ulbricht and Erica Seamon (2009).

The People’s Pharmacy Guide to Home and Herbal Remedies by Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon (2002).

Tyler’s Herbs of Choice: The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals by Dennis Awang (2009).