Alternative Medicine-The Definitive Guide by Trivieri, Anderson and Burton Goldberg is a comprehensive volume covering the different protocols for many disease processes including modalities like acupuncture, chelation, vitamins, whole foods and nutritional supplements. Trivieri, Anderson and Burton Goldberg have indicated that physicians and medical students are seeking more information on alternative medicine for both themselves and their patients. Cost containment is another over-riding concern by the government, the medical profession and the general public.
Trivieri, Anderson and Burton Goldberg explain that yoga benefits back pain, arthritis, anxiety, migraine, nerves and the heart. Probiotics is helpful for introducing good bacteria into the gastrointestinal tract to benefit chronic health problems. Americans spend a half billion dollars a year on acupuncture and a growing number of insurers cover the procedure. The major application of acupuncture is for pain management and myofacial release of tension. Chelation is credited with preventing unnecessary bypass surgeries.
The safest seafoods are pacific salmon, scallops, shrimp, tuna and whiting. Other therapeutic foods are onion, garlic, ginger, soy, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, brussels sprouts, radish, mushrooms, nuts and beans.
Trivieri, Anderson and Burton Goldberg explain that a successful reduction in free radicals has been achieved with Vitamins A, C, E, Selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Zinc, Copper and Coenzyme Q 10. Certain forms of arthritis may be helped by identifying food allergies and taking lactobacillus with whole foods in the diet regimen.
Arthritis sufferers may be helped with Vitamins A, B3, B6, D, E, Niacinamide, and Glucosamine Sulfate. There are some combination products with both Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate ingredients which may assist in alleviating pain. Generally, nutritional supplements are taken with meals.
Negative magnetic fields, pH normalization and oxygenation slow down infections, may reduce pain, release toxins and eliminate free radicals. Multi-colored vegetables have a higher pH and help to offset excess acidity.
Keep in mind that the agonal phase just prior to death is accompanied by a precipitous drop in the pH levels (higher acidity) nearing zero with time. The pH scale begins with 0 to 6 for acidity, 7 for amphoteric and greater than 7 for a base. In chemistry, an amphoteric species is a molecule or ion that can react as an acid, as well as a base.
Alternative Medicine-The Definitive Guide is essentially an update of the popular Burton Goldberg volume published in 1994 and sold extensively. Nearly fifty pages of helpful research citations accompany the main text. The NCCAM of the National Institutes of Health exists to provide technical research support on the efficacy of alternative medicine protocols to both patients and their medical care providers. 1)
This volume is easy to read and understand. The contents should be discussed with your medical providers, the nutritionist and physical therapist in order to achieve optimal results for these modalities as applied to your individual case.