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Natural Therapies for Emphysema
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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

About the Author

Robert J. Green Jr., ND, RRT 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.

Reviews

"An important addition to the growing body of literature on natural medicine, Natural Therapies for Emphysema and COPD provides a much needed and in-depth approach to natural therapies for chronic respiratory disorders. Highly recommended." * James Strohecker, CEO of HealthWorld Online and executive editor of Alternative Medicine: The Defini *
"Robert Green Jr.'s book on emphysema and COPD is a landmark work. I recommend it as a reference book for all COPD patients, families, professionals, and anyone else seeking self-care tools and other alternatives to complement conventional COPD treatment." * Vijai Sharma, Ph.D., director of the Behavioral Medicine Center in Cleveland, Tennessee *
"Written for physicians and their patients, the book describes therapeutic approaches including food and lifestyle choices, nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine, and alternative methods such as exercise and homeopathy. It offers physicians and their patients a place to start learning, and hopefully pursuing, alternative, nonconventional methods to deal with these diseases." * Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine *
"Presents a commonsense approach to managing this pervasive disease through the application of traditional therapies and conventional wisdom. Firmly based on scientific research and extensive clinical experience, this text is invaluable to practitioner and patient alike." * Ken Koenig, D.C., former executive director of the National Board of Homeopathic Examiners and presi *
"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 biochemistry and genetics at Southwest College of Naturopathic *

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