Vitalism: The History of Herbalism, Homeopathy & Flower Essences

Author(s): Matthew Wood

Herbal Medicine

Vitalism, the recognition that the physical body is animated by a vital life forve, is the foundation of most natural healing therapies. The forefathers of alternative medicine discovered methods of healing the body by stimulating this life force. In "Vitalism: The History of Herbalism, Homeopathy, and Flower Essences," Matthew Wood describes the theories, lives, and work of nine great physicians who laid the groundwork for natural medicine.

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.,.""Vitalism" shows the continuity of independent thinking from which all progress springs, and should bolster the spirits of those who are still being persecuted for deviating from the 'party line.'"
--Irene Alleger
"Matthew Wood has written an outstanding book, with much to contribute to the herbal renaissance and the coming of age of holistic medicine. It is a unique and important look at the history of western medicine from the perspective of vitalism."
--David Hoffman

General Fields

  • : 9781556433405
  • : North Atlantic Books,U.S.
  • : North Atlantic Books,U.S.
  • : May 2000
  • : 228mm X 152mm X 13mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Matthew Wood
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd
  • : 615.5
  • : 160
  • : ill