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Kindred Spirits: How the Remarkable Bond between Humans and Animals Can Change the Way We Liveby M.S. D.V.M. Allen M. Schoen
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<P>Treating animals just as any healer would treat human beings, Allen Schoen has become one of America's most celebrated veterinarians. <I>Kindred Spirits</I> shares the transformative power of his remarkable methods, explores how alternative healing is revolutionizing his profession, and, in the tradition of James Herriot, shares heartwarming stories of animals and their caretakers who have deeply enriched each other's lives. </P><P>Through moving scenes — such as an ailing German shepherd who fights to stay alive so he can assist and comfort his ailing human companion — Schoen details the ways in which the human-animal bond can provide a wellspring of love and support, and outlines his own special prescription for improving the care we give our animals through adopting simple healing practices at home. </P><P>A remarkable new synthesis of science and spirit, <I>Kindred Spirits</I> at last reveals the many ways our animal friends can help us lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives.</P><HR><P>"<I>Kindred Spirits</I> will touch the depths of your emotions and beliefs, and in doing so, will change the way you live. Read, learn, and open your heart to the animals with whom we share a kinship, and whose stories are shared so beautifully here."<BR> BERNIE SIEGEL, M.D., AUTHOR OF <I>LOVE, MEDICINE & MIRACLES</I> AND <I>PRESCRIPTIONS FOR LIVING</I></P><HR>
A renowned veterinarian discusses the vital bond between humans and animals and argues that this relationship can have a transformative effect on both. Reprint.
Kindred Spirits will touch the depths of your emotions and beliefs, and in doing so, will change the way you live. Read, learn, and open your heart to the animals with whom we share a kinship, and whose stories are shared so beautifully here.
-Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Prescriptions for Living
The bond between animals and humans can improve both physical and mental health, and in Kindred Spirits, Allen Schoen explores the nature of that bond and shows how the techniques of alternative medicine can help both pets and their owners. I learned a lot from reading it. -Andrew Weil, author of Eating Well for Optimum Health
Kindred Spirits is an eloquent, moving exploration of a belief I have long held-that animals and humans are intimately connected, and that we do ourselves and our animal friends a disservice when we underestimate the special bon
About the Author
Allen M. Schoen, D.V.M., M.S., is a pioneer in natural veterinary medicine and the human-animal bond. One of the most sought-after doctors of veterinary medicine in the nation, he lectures at conferences and retreats worldwide, and is the author of three other books, including Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing. An adjunct professor at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and an affiliate faculty member at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, he lives in Sherman, Connecticut.
Table of Contents
Kindred hearts: what animals can do for humans — Do animals feel pain? — From heart to sould: the benefits of the human-animal bond — Healing the heart — Physical healing: recovery from serious illness — A touch of youth: the elderly — A touch of love: children — A touch of hope: working with AIDS — Healing the mind: psychological disorders — Kindred minds: what humans can do for animals — The love you give — In search of the magic bullet — Acupuncture — Traditional Chinese herbs — Western herbal medicine — Preventive nutrition — Therapeutic nutrition — Homeopathy — Chiropractic — Touch therapy — Additional options — Kindred souls: the wonders of co-species connections.
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