Dr. Michael Tierra, pioneer of the herbal renaissance in the West, offers us yet another landmark book: Treating Cancer with Herbs: An Integrative Approach. This informative guide will prove to be an invaluable resource for laypersons, health professionals, cancer patients and their family and friends.
All persons (willing to set aside our inherently limited, myopic Western worldview) are invited to take a step forward in to the time-honored medical traditions of our forefathers that are as relevant now as they were 5,000 years ago. Dr. Tierra is a true renaissance man in every sense of the word; he has stretched his belief systems to incorporate many healing traditions - American Indian, Western herbal, East Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese acupuncture and herbs. Drawing upon over forty years of study, teaching, and healing experience, he makes an impassioned plea for the integration of natural treatments with the oft-times too aggressive arsenal of accepted Western medical practices including surgery, radiation & chemotherapy.
Indeed, most of us have been indoctrinated to believe that only science "holds the cure". However, some of the most commonly used cancer treatments have been developed from herbs; currently, the U. S. National Cancer Institute has identified over 3,000 plants with anti-cancer properties. In Treating Cancer with Herbs, Dr. Tierra pulls from many traditions, detailing herbs and herbal medicines that can strengthen the body and immune system while helping to restore spirit and bring a sense of balance to the cancer patient. As always, his approach is wholistic and he details other equally important therapeutic approaches to the treatment of cancer including diet, supplements, exercise, and prevention.
Dr. Tierra has written a definitive guide for the compassionate treatment of this dreaded disease.