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General Medical Information

Health Central

Dr. Dean Edell’s web site for medical resources

Web M.D.

General medical resources.

National Institutes of Health

Medical research and resources.

Alternative Medicine Magazine

Books and resources for various medical conditions.

Elder Care


National Family Caregivers Association


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The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal - Jim Loehr
• Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, • Pain, and Illness - Jon Kabat-Zinn
• Living Beyond Limits: New Hope and Help for Facing Life-Threatening Illness - David Spiegel M.D.
• Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System • Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery - Dean Ornish, M.D.
• Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever - Ray Kurzweil, Terry Grossman M.D.
• Healing Therapies for Overcoming Insomnia - Peter Van Houten, M.D. 
• Healing Therapies for Headache Relief - Peter Van Houten, M.D. 
• Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times - Judith Lasater (restorative yoga)
• Yoga for Wellness: Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyoga - Gary Kraftsow
• Back Care Basics, Mary Pullig-Schatz - MD
• Yoga for Back Care - Elise Miller
• Yoga for Scoliosis - Elise Miller
• A Woman’s Best Medicine: Health, Happiness, and Long Life through Ayurveda - Nancy Lonsdord, MD
• Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause - Suza Francina

The following are available through www.alternativemedicine.com:
• Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide- The Burton Goldberg Group
• Allergy-Free: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide - Konrad Kail, N.D.
• Arthritis: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide - Eugene Zampieron, N.D.
• Cancer: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide - W. John Diamond, M.D.
• Cancer Diagnosis: What to Do Next - W. John Diamond, M.D.
• Headaches: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide - Robert Milne, M.D.
• Heart Disease: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide - Burton Goldberg
• Sleep Disorders: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide - Herbert Ross, D.C.
• Weight Loss: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide - Burton Goldberg
• Women’s Health Alternative Medicine Definitive Guides - Burton Goldberg

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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Oriental Medical Center

200 7th Avenue, Suite 135
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Holly Guzman, O.M.D., L.Ac. (831) 479-1592
Donna Leight, O.M.D., L.Ac. (831) 479-4664
Mary Morgan, MTCM, L.Ac. (831) 479-9160
Lela Carney, L.Ac. (831) 479-3531

Five Branches Institute

College and Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine
San Jose Clinic:
3031 Tisch Way, Suite 5PW, San Jose, 95128
(408) 260-8868
Santa Cruz Clinic:
200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 476-8211

California State Oriental Medicine Association


An Overview of Oriental Medicine


Accunpuncture Books

• The Web that has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine - Ted Kaptunuk
• Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine - Harriet Beinfield

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The Ayurvedic Institute

Dr. Vasant Lad
(505) 291-9698

Jaisri Lambert

Ayurvedic Practitioner in the San Jose-Santa Cruz area
Individual sessions, classes, practitioner training.
(604) 290-8201

The School of Ayurveda at Mount Madonna

(408) 847-0406
Watsonville area

Ayurveda Books

• Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing - Dr. Vasant Lad
• Prakruti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution - Dr. R.E. Svoboda
• A Woman’s Best Medicine: Health, Happiness, and Long Life through Ayurveda - Nancy Lonsdord, MD

Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) attend four-year graduate-level, accredited naturopathic medical schools where they are trained as primary care practitioners of natural medicine. They receive instruction in the biomedical and clinical sciences, in addition to extensive training in a wide spectrum of natural medicines and therapies. NDs are licensed to practice as independent doctors who are authorized to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease.

California Naturopathic Doctors Association

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Cleanse Products

Nasal and Sinus Cleansing

Netti Pot: add warm pure water and a small amount of pure sea salt and organic sesame oil to coat the mucus membranes.
(anti-microbial and anti-viral ingredients are available to add to the nasal wash)
Netti pots can be purchased at health food stores.
Also available through The Himalayan Institute: www.himalayaninstitute.org

Castor Oil Packs

Topical application of castor oil has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions including detoxifying and boosting the lymphatic and immune system. Read an article on the benefits:
• The Oil That Heals - William A. Garey, M.D.

Arise & Shine Herbal ProductsPost Office Box 400
Medford, Oregon, 97501
(800) 688-2444
Cleanse Support: (541) 282-5601

Dr. Schulze's Herbal ProductsAmerican Botanical Pharmacy
P.O. Box 9699
Marina Del Rey, CA. 90295
(800) HERB-DOC
(800) 437-2362


By Dr. Richard Schulze

1. Pure water (1 qt. of pure water every day)
2. Pure fresh juice every day (buy a juicer)
3. Vegan food (stop eating all animals and animal by-products)
4. Eat more life, raw foods.
5. Regular daily elimination (intestinal detoxi fication program)
6. 5-day cleansing and detoxi fication program.
7. Breathe deeper
8. Stretching, walking & moving every day
9. Water therapy (alternate hot and cold in every shower)
10. Natural clothing (wear cotton and other natural fibers)
11. Natural cleaning (use all natural soap, shampoo, detergent, toothpaste)
12. Stop watching television
13. Trashing (throw away, give away)
14. Relaxation
15. Express yourself
16. Help others (help someone everyday)
17. Laugh More
18. More sex
19. Listen to yourself (meditate, follow your spirit, pray)
20. Love life! (love yourself, love others, love life!)

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