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Natural Therapies for Emphysema and COPD: Relief and Healing for Chronic Pulmonary Disorders

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The first book to address emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from a nutritional and alternative medicine approach andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Explains the benefits of detoxification, dietary changes, and food combining andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Details 45 suggested herbs and 26 nutritional supplements as well as information on how to stop smoking andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Approximately 35 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)--emphysema constituting 18 million of that group. Worldwide, as many as 293 million people suffer with these conditions. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in America, claiming nearly 120,000 lives annually. Yet conventional approaches to treatment, with their regimens of drugs and unceasing physical therapy, provide neither cure nor significant relief. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;Natural Therapies for Emphysema and COPDandlt;/Iandgt;, Robert Green shows that alternative holistic therapies ranging from herbs to homeopathy offer great promise in relieving COPDand#8217;s debilitating symptoms. Starting with the basics of the physiology of respiration, Green presents a comprehensive program that includes detoxification, dietary changes, nutritional supplements, and herbal medicine; breathing techniques and exercise options such as aerobics, yoga, qigong, and tai chi; and alternative therapies such as homeopathy, acupuncture, and massage--noting how and why each therapy works. He also details how to stop smoking, includes resources for alternative health practitioners, and provides sources for the alternative products recommended.

About the Author

Robert J. Green Jr., ND, is a naturopath who holds professional membership with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and the American Alternative Medical Association (AAMA). He has used nutritional and natural approaches to address emphysema and COPD since 1994. He lives in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1    Essential Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology

2    Understanding COPD and Emphysema

3    Diagnosis and Conventional Treatment of COPD

4    Quitting Smoking

5    Dietary Therapeutics

6    Dietary Supplements

7    Herbal Medicine

8    Exercise, Breathing Techniques, and Other Physical Therapies

9    Other Alternatives and Considerations

Appendix 1

  Additional Resources

Appendix 2

  Recommended Reading

Glossary

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594771637
Author:
Green, Robert J.
Publisher:
Healing Arts Press
Subject:
Alternative Therapies
Subject:
Naturopathy
Subject:
Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine
Subject:
Lungs
Subject:
Self-care, health
Subject:
Self Care
Subject:
Complementary Therapies
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Natural Medicine
Subject:
ALTERNATIVE HEALTH;HEALING;HEALTH;MEDICINE;SELF HELP;SELF-HELP
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2nd Edition, Revised Edition of andlt;iandgt;Emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseaseandlt;/iandgt;
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 bandamp;w illustrations
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in 10.395 oz

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