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Articles, Fact Sheets, Pamphlets, Journals & Videos
PARL subscribes to the Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center database. This service is available free to anyone with a Library card. Not only can you access thousands of articles, pamphlets and fact sheets on various health topics but also informative video files. Below are links to a sampling of the many resources from the database available on the subject of Alternative Medicine.
Visit the Health and Wellness Resource Center to search for information on the topic of your choice. If you do not have a free library card to access this online database drop in to your nearest branch library or register online.
These books are just a small sample of books on the topic of alternative medicine, herbs, or naturopathy from our collection. Please search the online catalogue for a more complete listing.
- The healing circle: integrating science, wisdom and compassion in reclaiming wholeness on the cancer journey
- Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine
- What the drug companies won't tell you and your doctor doesn't know: the alternative treatments that may change your life-- and the prescriptions that could harm you
- Prescription for drug alternatives: all-natural options for better health without the side effects
- Clean: the revolutionary program to restore the body's natural ability to heal itself
- Simple Chinese medicine: a beginner's guide to natural healing & well-being
- B.A.L.A.N.C.E.: nature's way to heal your body
- Eight weeks to optimum health: a proven program for taking full advantage of your body's natural healing power
- Change your brain, change your body: use your brain to get and keep the body you have always wanted
- Adaptogens: herbs for strength, stamina, and stress relief
- Healing yoga
- Prescription for nutritional healing
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Local Information, Organizations & Featured Links
Antigonish Acupuncture Clinic
49 Somers Road,
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2Z4
Phone: (902) 863-3636
Provides a variety of naturopathic services, including acupuncture, German Ear acupuncture, Tai Qi, and Qi Gong.
Antigonish Massage Clinic - Antigonish
250 Main Street,
Antigonish, B2G 2C2
Phone: (902) 863-4173
Fax: (902) 735-3033
The Antigonish Massage Clinic offers a variety of types of massage to clients. Call for more information on available services.
Aqua Terra Natural Health Clinic - Antigonish
219 Main Street, PO Box 1203,
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2B9
Location: 304 Kirk Place Building
Phone: (902) 867-2700
Fax: (902) 867-1888
The Aqua Terra Natural Health Clinic uses a holistic approach in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, and focuses on the root cause of illness, rather than the symptoms. Treatments include botanical medicine, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, chelation and intravenous medicine, homeopathic medicine, clinical nutrition, lymphatic drainage and a wide variety of assessments.
Reiki Practitioner - Afton
1776 Summerside Road,
RR#1, Afton, NS, B0H 1A0
Phone: (902) 386-2358
Reiki assists the body's natural ability to heal itself. It is a complimentary method of healing. Reiki addresses physical and emotional imbalances and can bring relief in many ways. It can be used to achieve inner peace and inner strength.
Anne-Marie McCully - Antigonish
219 Main St., Antigonish
Phone: (902) 863-0932
Doctor of Traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine
Root Cause Health & Wellness Clinic
Unit 41 - 133 Church Street
Antigonish, NS B2G2E3
"Our goal at Root Cause Health & Wellness Clinic is to empower our patients, of all ages, to make positive changes in their lives that will help them restore balance and health, helping all of our patients achieve their full health potential".
Dr. Lisa McNiven
277A Foord St.,
NS B0K 1S0
"Focusing on prevention and using non-toxic substances along with non-invasive treatments, naturopathic doctors support and stimulate the body's inherent ability to heal itself".
The Healing Touch Health Spa - New Glasgow
399 East River Road,
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 755-6463
Fax: (902) 755-0894
"Our beautifully decorated interior provides a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. From the moment you walk in the door nothing else matters but the concerns of your body and your spirit".
Mayo Clinic Alternative Medicine
Find information on complementary and alternative medicine and therapies.