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Published 2012-01-01

Trade paperback book

229 pages, 6.00 x 9.00"

ISBN 9780984678808

SKU: IntChrIll


Illustrations: Some

Interpreting Chronic Illness, TCM, Homeopathy, Biomedicine

By (author)  Jerry Kantor

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Trade paperback book | $39.95
In exploring the parallel modalities of two great healing systems, Traditional Chinese Medicine and homeopathy, the author describes where they converge in regard to diagnosis, theory, and treatment outcome. He offers a map that brings together the lenses of biomedicine, TCM, and homeopathy to bear conjointly on the problem of chronic illness. In exploring answers to theoretic queries such as the relationship between TCM’s notion of Qi and homeopathy’s notion of the Vital Force, he compares the energetic effects of acupuncture needling and homeopathic micro-dosing and cleverly adapts the five phases generative and destructive cycles to homeopathic purposes. He shows how both the five phase model of TCM and the homeopathic similum can address the diagnostic categories of biomedicine and achieve a brilliant fusion that will help practitioners develop innovative and effective patterns of care for chronic illness.

Praise for Interpreting Chronic Illness, TCM, Homeopathy, Biomedicine

³A brilliant and groundbreaking work by an integrative practitioner
who "speaks the language" of three very different healing paradigms
-- biomedicine (modern Western medicine), acupuncture and homeopathy.
By illumining each in the light of the others, he brings the CAM
modalities from a subservient role as "alternative medicine" to full
participation as "complementary." Kantor simultaneously updates the
Five Elements model of acupuncture; provides fresh insights into the
major homeopathic remedies based on the Five Elements model; and
shows how both can address the diagnostic categories of biomedicine.
This will be an essential book for practitioners and students of all
three modalities who want to expand their healing paradigm.²

Begabati Lenninhan (Director of the Teleosis School of Homeopathy)

³A seminal work of probing, integrative intelligence, Jerry Kantor¹s
Interpreting Chronic Illness systematically lays out how Nature, personal
temperament and life experience constitute the crucible for chronic illness
and, in turn, the laboratory for self-understanding.  It will consolidate
and advance the thinking of practitioners of acupuncture and homeopathy, and
will challenge Western-trained health care professionals to think of illness
and disease as more than just invading pathogens.²

--Eugene L. Pogany, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, author of In My Brother¹s

    Jerry Kantor has produced a book that is wise, perceptive, practical
    and immediately applicable, but that will also yield further riches
    on deep study. It draws on the three apparently incompatible fields
    of acupuncture, homeopathy and modern biomedicine, and weaves from
    them whole cloth: a patterned approach to understanding chronic
    illness, and guidelines for treatment. Worthy of serious consideration.

Steven Clavey, author of Fluid Physiology and Pathology in Chinese Medicine

This book has systemically discussed a number of chronic diseases, with
Traditional Chinese Medicine theory approaches. For each chronic disease,
author listed practical therapy, the combination of traditional Chinese
Medicine theory based Acupuncture and Homeopathy remedy. This is an
excellent book for those, who like to use both Traditional Chinese Medicine
including Acupuncture and Homeopathy to treat patients.

Zhaoming Chen, MD, PhD, MS, CFP, FAAIM
Chair and Chief Spokesman, American Association of Integrative Medicine
Diplomate of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology
Licensed Acupuncturist
Certified Qigong Instructor
TaiChi Master

³Jerry has successfully integrated the disciplines of homeopathy,
acupuncture, and biomedicine into pragmatic healing approaches that busy
practitioners can readily and easily apply to common clinical presentations.
Multimodal management and integrative medicine techniques, while certainly
the best approach to medical conditions, can be deceptively complex. Jerry¹s
explanations and guidelines are the perfect balance of background
information and recommendations allowing the clinician to effectively
supplement their treatment armamentarium.²

Mark Scheutzow MD, PhD, DHom, NMD, FAAIM, DABHM, DAAPM

This book is a major triangulation of multi-medical perspectives that add
to our understanding of what healing is about.  Jerry Kantor has done a
great job!

Ted Kaptchuk
author, The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine

"I know of no other body of work, in the science of homeopathic medicine,
which demystifies the core essence of homeopathic materia medica as does
Kantor's brilliant work. A truly integrative, evidence-based perspective
that should be mandatory reading for all practitioners of the art, science
and philosophy of homeopathy."

Georgianna Donadio, PhD
Florence Nightingale Scholar and
Director of the National Institute of Whole Health

Much of American medicine is based on the belief that disease is an entity
that flies through the air and lands on the unlucky, whereupon we ³do battle²
with it.  Jerry Kantor persuades us otherwise with his thoroughly original
coalescence of the best of Eastern and Western views of diagnosis and
treatment.  I won't let another physician touch me untill he/she has read this

William Martin Sloane, Ph.D., Vice President
American Association of Integrative Medicine