According to Dr. Larry Malerba, modern medicine has perfected the short-term technical repair of the physical body at the expense of the long-term psychological and spiritual well-being of the whole person. In Green Medicine he examines this issue and provides a realistic blueprint for wellness and a valuable guide for those seeking deeper and more lasting healing. Written in an accessible style, the book draws on a rich range of fields—physics, philosophy, Jungian thought, shamanism, alchemy, Eastern thought, Western esotericism, sustainability, orthodox medicine—to create a green medical paradigm that represents a powerful integrative medical perspective.
Dr. Malerba interweaves case histories from his own practice with innovative concepts from alternative and Western medicine in order to address a number of crucial questions:
• What are the personal and environmental costs to the overuse of pharmaceutical drugs?
• Is conventional medicine as scientific as it claims to be?
• How can conventional doctors and alternative healers begin to work together?
• How can individuals transform medicine and become participants in their own healthcare?
Green Medicine offers a practical and philosophical basis for building a viable green alternative that draws on the inherent unity of body, heart, mind, soul, and nature.
Larry Malerba, DO, has been a practitioner, educator, and leader in the field of holistic medicine for more than twenty years. He is Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Medical College, is board certified in Homeotherapeutics, and is a frequent lecturer at Albany Medical College, the Albany College of Pharmacy, and the SUNY Utica Nursing Program. He is the author of numerous articles in alternative medical journals—including the American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine (where he was assistant editor from 2002–2006) and the New England Journal of Homeopathy—and has held positions as president (Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York), vice president (American Institute of Homeopathy), and board member of various conventional and homeopathic organizations. In addition, Dr. Malerba has edited journals and newsletters, organized conferences, created educational programs for a variety of organizations, and appeared on TV and radio programs including National Public Radio and Vox Pop. He lives and maintains a private practice in upstate New York.