Monday, June 19, 2006

Title: Do-It-Yourself Natural Health: Natural Health Trio
Sub-Title: Acupressure, Aromatherapy and Herbal Therapy
Author: John Sherman, Ph.D., OTR, CST
Publisher: New Found Therapies Publications
ISBN: 0-9709411-2-9
Genre: Non-Fiction/Alternative Medical/Self-Help

This book is the latest by the author who has authored several other books on the subject over the last six years. It combines in one handy volume, three alternative treatment options for 60 common ailments and conditions. Acupressure, Aromatherapy and Herbal Therapy are covered. The acupressure points are clearly explained by using line drawings of the human body and indicating the points. Precautions where applicable are also given.

The author explains that acupressure is meant for immediate relief and is to be followed by aromatherapy and herbal therapy.

Depression is one of the sixty ailments covered but in my opinion, depression is a major health disorder and is to be treated by a competent health professional, not necessarily by a mainstream psychiatrist. The author of course advises that all the treatments should be undertaken only under the supervision of a physician.

The author rightly stresses the importance of correct breathing.

This book will be very useful to those who can't take allopathic medicines because of the side effects or cost. A pocket reference book dealing with 50 of the 60 ailments is available from the same author and will be a very invaluable aid.