I am wondering people's thoughts on acupuncture as supportive therapy for this condition. I know there are so many alternative options out there, however, for some reason I am thinking perhaps acupuncture could be helpful. thoughts on this anyone?
acupuncture for emphysema / COPD is discussed thoroughly in Robert Green's new book titled Emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Therapeutic Approaches Through: Nutrition, Natural Medicine, and Alternative Medicine. Not only does the book discuss the history and efficacy of using acupuncture for emphysema, the book also gives several resources for finding a qualified acupuncturist. VISIT http://www.emphysemabook.net for more information.
In this defining and seminal work, Robert Green Jr., N.D. presents the first book ever to take an in depth look at the therapeutic approaches based on nutrition, natural medicine, and alternative medicine that are capable of improving the health and condition of people living with emphysema/COPD.
This book, written primarily for individuals who have been diagnosed by a physician with emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, contains the vital information on natural and alternative therapeutics that you and your physician need to know.
May 17, 2006
A must read!!
As a Holistic Practitioner/Naturopath, I thought the book was extremely informative. Anyone who is in the Natural Health field should own a copy of this book for their practice to help those clients who are in desperate need and have found no relief with traditonal medicine. I feel all who read this will find both hope and help.
Sharon Satterfield ND
May 16, 2006
Useful information for COPD and Emphysema patients.
This book has information vital for the pulmonary patient. Feedback from those who are following the guidelines has been positive, and many more could benefit from the steps listed that can actually result in improvement of symptoms and the underlying condition as well.
Larry, A reviewer
May 5, 2006
Well written with substantial and accurate scientific evidence...there
is a demand for such information by those suffering from COPD, and
their families. My hope is that medical caregivers become enlightened, as
well, with this book.
Robert F. Waters, Ph.D. Professor of Medical Biochemistry and Genetics
From the outset I have felt that this book is a potential bestseller. It is a landmark book because it explores a specific topic not yet treated before in the way or from the perspective it takes. In a very real sense itís a history making effort.
I can say positively that the book exhibits an intelligent balance of intended readership between the lay person and the health professional. I truly expect it to be much appreciated by both an average reader (such as an interested patient or patientís relative or friend) and a trained professional (to include even one not directly involved in naturopathy). I say this because the book is chockfull of very useful practical information for an individual affected by emphysema or COPD, and, at the same time, it contains an abundance of data that an analytical health professional will find very instructive, reassuring, and edifying.
Throughout the editorial process, my impression was ďHereís an authoritative book that a family will want to own for constantly available reference, and once they have it, they will be more than happy to share it with others and with their family doctor and doctor friends, who in turn will hurry to get a copy of their own.Ē To a lay reader like myself, the great majority of the book is a real eye opener -- especially the discussions on diet, nutritional supplements, and herbal medicine. And the technical parts are a source of comfort in the fact that the author definitely knows what he is talking about.
The book is well written and the presentation is very systematic. The progression of chapters and individual topics is logical. Itís very evident that this is a major work that is painstakingly organized and presented.