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The following is a summary of the resources suggested by the authors of articles compiled to assist individuals interested in developing an integrated healing center. Please note: AHHA does not make value judgments distinguishing these authors or the material they offer. You are responsible to verify what is appropriate for your needs.


Michael H. Cohen, Esq.
Attorney in legal and regulatory issues affecting complementary and alternative medicine

William Collinge, Ph.D.
Consults and speaks to professional groups and the lay public on the emerging paradigm of integrative health care.
225 Whipple Road, Kittery, ME 03904
Phone (207) 451-9152 - Fax (208) 275-0683
E-mail - Website

Beverly Nelson, Ph.D.
Holistic Health Consultants
Offers full consultantion efforts for new or existing holistic health centers.
14902 Preston Road #404304, Dallas, TX 75240
Phone (972) 733-4827 - Fax (214) 221-7772
E-mail - Website

Beth Rosenthal, MPH, MBA, Ph.D.
Healing Centers United
PO Box 14684, Chicago, IL 60614-0684


"Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons, A Report to the National Centers of Health on Alternative Medical Systems and Practices in the United States"
Published by Workshop on Alternative Medicine, Chantilly, VA (1992)
ISBN 0-16-045479-4

"Beyond Complementary Medicine: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Health Care and Human Evolution"
by Michael H. Cohen
Published by University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI (2000)
ISBN: 0472111353

"Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives"
by Michael H. Cohen
A book that explains the legal environment for alternative medicine in the United States.
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD (1998)
ISBN: 0801856876

"The American Holistic Health Association Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine"
by William Collinge, M.P.H., Ph.D.
A book offering in-depth introduction to eight major alternative medicine healing traditions: Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Naturopathic Medicine, Homeopathy, Mind/Body Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy & Bodywork.
Published by Warner Books, New York, NY (1997)
ISBN 0-446-67258-0

"Subtle Energy: Awakening to the Unseen Forces in Our Lives"
by William Collinge, Ph.D.
A book exploring the unseen reality of subtle energies in healing, spirituality, and daily life.
Published by Warner Books, New York, NY (1998)
ISBN 0-446-52017-9

"Your Holistic Health Center Manual - Policies, Procedures and Guidelines"
by Willard H. Dean, M.D. and Pamela G. Barich, R.N., C.N.S.
A complete guide to setting up and running day-to-day operations of a holistic health center in your community.
Cost: $49 plus $6 Shipping/Handling
Purchase through Willard H. Dean, M.D.
HC 70 Box 3003, Glorieta, NM 87535
Phone (505) 983-1120 - E-mail

"Healthy Business - The Natural Practitioner's Guide to Success"
by Madeleine Harland and Glen Finn.
Published by Hyden House Ltd., Great Britain
ISBN I-85623-005-8

"Where to Go When You're Hurting: A Healing Resource Guide"
by Beth Rosenthal, M.P.H., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Provides hundreds of national resources supporting the integration of holistic and conventional approaches.
Published by EMPR Inc., PO Box 14684, Chicago, IL 60614-0684
ISBN: 0966047206

"Business Mastery"
by Cheri Shomen
A book to take you from visioning your practice, to marketing it, to hiring staff.
Purchase through Sohnen-Moe Associates
3906 W Ina Road #200-367, Tucson, AZ 85741-2295
Phone (800) 786-4774 - Fax (520) 743-3656
E-mail - Website
ISBN: 0962126578


From Informed Consent to Patient Choice: A New Protected Interest
by Marjorie Schultz
In the "95 Yale Law Journal" 219: 229-233 (1985)

Medical malpractice implications of alternative medicine
by D.M. Studdert, D.M. Eisenberg, F.H. Miller, D.A. Curto, T.J. Kaptchuck, and T.A. Brennan et. al.
In the "Journal of the American Medical Association" 280:18,1610 (1998)

When Ignorance Isn't Bliss: What Healthcare Practitioners and Facilities Should Know About Complementary and Alternative Medicine
by L. Vincler and M.F. Nicol
In the "Journal of Health and Hospital Law" 30:3:160-178 (1998)


"How to Start a Holistic Health Center"
by Beverly Nelson, Ph.D.
This set of 5 tapes provides extensive information concerning the development of a holistic health center. The tapes were created during a live workshop for healthcare professionals.
Cost: $49.95
Purchase through Wholistic Health Associates
14902 Preston Road #404304, Dallas, TX 75240
Phone (972) 733-4827 - Fax (214) 221-7772
E-mail - Website

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