The A Cappella Singer Who Lost Her Voice & Other Stories from Natural Medicine is a collection of essays and patient cases from the files of a long time practitioner of natural medicine.
Dr. Amy Rothenberg opens a window into her work of providing complementary and alternative medicine to her patients. From a patient with allergies to a defiant child, from a man with reflux disease to an infertile woman, Dr. Rothenberg's informative compilation of stories and musings offers readers insight into both the philosophy and the practicalities of the approaches she uses in the clinic, reflecting the inner workings of a modern day practitioner of naturopathic medicine.
Rothenberg has looked deeply into the doctor/patient relationship, the interface between orthodox medicine and natural medicine as well as at her own evolution as a physician. Her introspection coupled with her openness and easy writing style invite even the casual reader on an enjoyable journey through the state of the art and profession of complementary and alternative medicine.
She writes with accuracy, detail and flavor. Her story and this book help to define and exemplify the work of naturopathic medicine and further propel patients, medical colleagues and policy makers toward deeper understanding and appreciation of these effective and gentle approaches to healing.
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“In this charming, informative and inspiring book, Dr. Amy Rothenberg tells the story of her life as doctor, mother and partner, and of her work with many patients. The book is philosophical, fun, poignant, practical, and a wonderfully entertaining addition to the literature of homeopathy and of natural healing.”
Author, Alternative Cures
Former Editor in Chief, Rodale Books and Prevention Magazine Books
“While the philosophy of naturopathic medicine ‘let nature heal’ sounds enticing, what really counts is whether patients get better. Dr. Rothenberg’s book is wonderful - stories of real patients with difficult problems being healed. Enjoyable and even inspiring reading.”
Joseph Pizzorno, ND
Co-author best selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine
Editor in Chief, Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal
Founder, Bastyr University
“The A Cappella Singer who Lost Her Voice is a fascinating journey through the complexities of natural medicine as seen through the eyes of a skilled naturopath. There are many practical gems in this book.”
Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
“Amy Rothenberg ND, a longtime student of mine, presents herself and natural medicine in an astute but extremely sweet way. A nice exposition of natural medicine.”
Prof. George Vithoulkas
Alternative Nobel Prize 1996
Director International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, Greece