Planet Medicine by Richard Grossinger
Origins, Revised Edition: Origins

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Planet Medicine is a major work by an anthropologist who looks at medicine in a broad context. In this edition, additions to this classic text include a section on Reiki, a comparison of types of palpation used in healing, updates on craniosacral therapy, and a means of understanding how different alternative medicines actually work. Illustrated throughout, this is the standard on the history, philosophy, and anthropology of this subject.

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Since the issuing of Solar Journal: Oecological Sections by Black Sparrow Press in 1970, Richard Grossinger ( has published some 35 books, most of them with his own press, North Atlantic Books, but also titles with Harper, Doubleday, Sierra Club Books, and J. P. Tarcher, among others. These have ranged from long explorations of science, culture, and spirituality (The Night Sky, Planet Medicine, Embryogenesis) to memoirs and nonfiction novels (New Moon, Out of Babylon) to experimental prose (Book of the Earth and Sky, Spaces Wild and Tame) and science fiction (Mars: A Science Fiction Vision). Grossinger received a PhD in anthropology from the University of Michigan in 1975 and lives with his wife Lindy Hough in Berkeley, California.
Published March 26, 2013 by North Atlantic Books. 664 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Religion & Spirituality, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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