There are a range of books here that go into much more detail about the topics covered in this website. There is information about the history and philosphy, aprinciples of practice and the cranial concept. Most of these books are written for Osteopathic Physcians, with the exception of Fulford's "Touch for Life." However, if you are interested in Osteopathy, most are quite readable and interesting regardless of your background. Several of the works of Andrew Taylor Still, including his biography, may also be found online or as an ebook for no charge, or in the library.
What is the difference between a D.O. an M.D. a chiropractor and a cranio-sacral therapist? It's part training and educational background, part philosophy and part technique. Click on these links to view a comparison of these different health practitioners.
A comparison of D.O.s M.D.s and Chiropractors
A comparison of D.O.s and Cranio-Sacral Therapists
While every Osteopahtic Physician you meet will have a different style and way of working, the following websites are from physicians who's background training and approach are similar. There is a lot of great information about Osteopathy on these pages as well as their contact information.
Marc Rosen, Palo Alto, CA
Jose Camacho, Orange County, CA
Maureen Sacon, D.O. Oregon
Eric Dolgen, Santa Monica, CA
Osteopathic HealthCare of Maine
The following website has information about finding an Osteopathic physician who practices Biodynamic Osteopathy as well as information about Osteopathic Continuing Medical Education courses in the Biodynamic Model. James Jealous
Cranial Academy Website Physician Finder
If you are interested in getting more information about Osteopathic training, what follows is a list of Osteopathic professional and political organizations as well as links to information about the process of becoming an Osteopathic Physician.
Do We Really Know What Makes Us Healthy? - An interesting article about science and medicine
Jon Kabat Zinn has written many great books and has a series of fabulous meditation CD's. The best book for living with pain or chronic illness is called "Full Catastrophe Living." The Meditation CD's offer a range of 10minutes to 45 minutes of guided meditation. It is accessible and soothing entry into the world of meditation.
Jack Kornfield has also written many great books on meditation. He is one of the founders of Spirit Rock a Vipassana Meditation center in Marin, CA. Two of my favorite books are "A Path with Heart," and " After the Ecstasy the Laundry."
Emotional Brain Training is a behavior modification system designed to allow you to move beyond the stress triggers which cause you to choose escape rather than living in the moment. It is somewhat complex but offers excellent tools for moving out of stress and into joy.
Hormone Replacement Therapy is a highly publicized and political area of health care. My goal is to provide you with information to help you make decisions that are based on all information available. You will find opposing views if you read through all of the information on the links listed below. I hope to be able to guide you towards making the best decision for you.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Position Statement on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Cardiovascular Risk
Hormones in wellness and disease prevention: common practices, current state of the evidence, and questions for the future. Schwartz ET - Prim Care - 01-DEC-2008; 35(4): 669-705. (MEDLINE® is the source for the citation and abstract of this record.)
Dr. Uzzi Reiss has written several books and has an informative website. I recomend his book entitled "Natural Hormone Balance"
Suzanne Somers (actress, author, singer and businesswoman), has written and spoken in support of bioidentical hormones for many years - her books are easy to read and accessible. One easy read is Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones by Suzanne Somers
Sangetta Pati this link is to a variety of presentations by an M.D. who practices restorative medicine.
Ron Rothenberg on bioidentical hormones and restorative medicine
Women's Health Connection - this link is sponsored by a pharmaceutical company that provides bioidentical hormones
These links are primarily for patients who have been given referrals.
Joan Miller, Beyond Pilates - Essentials of Movement and Embodiment, 707-338-5798, Sebastopol Physical Therapy and Pilates Center, 100 Pleasant
Hill Avenue North, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Sarah Cicero, M.S. MFT, Individual, Couple & Family Therapist, (707) 827-3342
Jill Zechowey, MD, MS - Women's Mental Health Counselor, WWW.womensmentalhealthmd.com
Christine Ciavarella PA-C - Homeopath who specializes in working with children, Hahnemann Medical Clinic, 221 Plaza Professional Bldg, El Cerrito, CA 94530-4006 (510)524-3117
Gut and Psychology Syndrome - the sit of Dr. Campbell-McBride
Gut and Psychology Syndrome - another great site
Westin A. Price Foundation
FA - a free twelve step program which offers a healthy weight loss plan
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet
The Paleo Diet
The Nutrition Pyramid
The Candida Diet