This book is primarily designed as a reference book for students. It represents an overview of Naturopathic Medicine and is in no way complete, only a synopsis of this eclectic modality with succinct points rather than detailed analysis.
About the Author
Stephen Langley MSc, ND, DipHom, DBM, DipAc, OMD, is a registered Naturopath, Homoeopath, Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist. He has appeared on a number of television and radio programs concerning a wide range of health issues as well as being a regular contributor in the press for articles on health and healing. Stephen has studied Holistic Medicine in China, India, Hawaii, Australia, Tibet and Japan and has given talks on Naturopathic Medicine in many countries around the world. Stephen currently has a practice at The Hale Clinic, 7 Park Crescent London, and can be contacted on 0207-631 0156. Web: www.holoshealth.com.
Preface to Textbook
This book is primarily designed as a reference book for students. It represents an overview of Naturopathic Medicine and is in no way complete, only a synopsis of this eclectic modality with succinct points rather than detailed analysis. With this in mind, it should be seen as an introduction to this marvellous and life-changing subject and further reading of the many sections contained within is recommended.
The book is a synthesis distilled from many sources including books, published papers, mentors, and fellow practitioners. However, it mostly stems from my very own first-hand observations over more than 15 years of clinical practice. I have seen some truly remarkable changes in people’s health over this time and it is from these close encounters with my patients that I pass on this knowledge. It is envisaged that the student will be able to successfully incorporate this knowledge into their own case histories to the betterment of their patients. Finally I wish to emphasise that this book represents a work in progress that will be continually evolving. Whilst the basic Naturopathic tenets will always remain the same, there will undoubtedly be continued development in scientific methods, identification of new therapeutic herbs and other measures to facilitate healing. Stephen Langley, London 2003