on February 21, 2001
I found this book very helpful in making sense out of the confusing array of alternative therapies out there these days. Ms. Horstman provides a no-nonsense overview of many traditional healing techniques, together with a comprehensive bibliography and medical references. The organization of the book makes it very easy to use, too. Overall, this book shows a high level of quality on all levels, and is a valuable resource for those of us in search of health and healing!
on September 24, 2001
When this book was first released, I gave a copy to my 75-year-old mother, who has osteoarthritis. Over and over, she's told me about consulting this book when trying to decide whether or not to try some remedy that a friend has suggested. She feels that it has kept her from spending a fortune on snake oil, and has made her bold enough to try alternative approaches that have been helpful, such as glucosamine-chondroitin supplements. Obviously it was the perfect gift.
on February 15, 2000
Hortsman's book is a veritable gold mine of information about living an active life with arthritis. It will prove itself useful to people who have arthritis, loved ones, and the medical community. There is so much to be learned! The information is presented in a completely accessible way. Hortsman has demystified arthritis and offered an enormous array of treatments. Resources abound. This is "must" reading for anyone who is affected by arthritis!