The Practice of Integrative Medicine: A Legal and Operational Guide

The Practice of Integrative Medicine: A Legal and Operational Guide is now available from Springer. Practice of Integrative Medicine.jpg

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Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion

cohen_healing.jpg One of the transformations facing health care in the twenty-first century is the safe, effective, and appropriate integration of conventional, or biomedical, care with complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, herbal medicine, and spiritual healing. In Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion, Michael H. Cohen discusses the need for establishing rules and standards to facilitate appropriate integration of conventional and CAM therapies.

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A Question Of Time

Michael H. Cohen's novel A Question of Time
is about consciousness. Gabriel Goodman takes a vacation from his law firm for an ocean-side seminar in hypnosis. Gradually he is drawn into trance, where he must face his past and decide his identity. But first he must trust the White Shadows, ancestral spirits who guide his quest from the unreal to the real, from fragmentation to wholeness, from darkness into light.   Order

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Legal Issues In Integrative Medicine

Cover-150.jpg Legal Issues in Integrative Medicine: A Guide for Clinicians, Hosptials, and Patients by Michael H. Cohen (National Acupuncture Foundation, 2005) is a book that empowers decisions concerning the services health care professionals or care institutions either recommend or provide to patients, or patients choose for themselves. CAM therapies are increasingly offered in conventional medical settings or clinics. This book guides those seeking to understand the legal context in which they offer or refer for health care services involving CAM, or use such therapies.   Order

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives

In Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives, Michael H. Cohen breaks new ground in putting together the puzzle of U.S. law relating to complementary therapies.   Order

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Beyond Complementary Medicine: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Health Care and Human Evolution

In Beyond Complementary Medicine, Michael H. Cohen goes deeper into the legal, ethical, and regulatory aspects of integrating complementary and alternative care into conventional clinical setting.   Order

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Future Medicine: Ethical Dilemmas, Regulatory Challenges, and Therapeutic Pathways to Health Care and Healing in Human Transformation

Future Medicine by Michael H. Cohen is an investigation into the clinical, legal, ethical, and regulatory changes occurring in our health care system as a result of the developing field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and particularly integrative and energy medicine. All profits from sales of this book go to a nonprofit charitable organization.   Order

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Healing Nuclear Absurdity: A Memoir of Transformation With Chernobyl's Children

It's taken 14 years to write this memoir about my visit to Byelorussia (Belarus) to work with a team of healers, hoping to help children victims of radiation from Chernobyl. I was working as an attorney in a Wall Street law firm, rotating through the corporate department, when I learned about Chernobyl and the designation of an international team to participate in experimental, hands-on healing work. Before participating in complementary medicine law and policy, I was exploring healing modalities and the effect on hearts-minds-bodies-souls instead of just writing legislation or articles in professional journals about medical evidence, standards of care, licensure, and other issues.  Proposal (Short Version).  Photo below taken in Byelorussia with children of Chernobyl (1990).
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A Friend of All Faiths

friends-170.jpgWhat happens when a Wall Street lawyer, steeped in Judaism, enters an interfaith seminary, engages mystically, and connects with disincarnate representatives from varied religious traditions?

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What I Did for Love (A Yoga Un-Pilgrimage to India)

"You have children? I bless you with children. In India we have four or more, not like in your country. I have a son who has job with Air India, good job, and daughter studying computer, two young ones also. I am old, fifty-two, but I work for Government.

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More Choices: Health Care, Medicine, Law, Healing, and Everything

Health, medicine, randomly generated pics.

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Which book on complementary medicine should I read?

People often ask whether they should first read Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives, or another one of my books.

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