Interpreting Chronic Illness

The Convergence of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy and Biomedicine
Jerry M. Kantor, CCH, Lic. Ac., MMHS


Publication Date: Apr 02 2012
Publisher:  Right Whale Press
ISBN/EAN13: 0984678808 / 9780984678808
Page Count: 250
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Medical / Alternative Medicine

“Medicine and illness cure one another. The whole earth is medicine.
Where do you find the self?”

Master Unmon 


The first, genuinely integrative medicine text.

Psychologists and psychotherapists may delve into the clinical possibilities raised by the book’s self-diagnosis mandala and the startling capability it offers of interpreting multifactorial symptoms.

Physicians, nurses, alternative practitioners, or chiropractors investigating integrative medicine will welcome Interpreting Chronic Illness for its clinical relevance: the physician may look to broaden the concepts of health and healing; the homeopath will appreciate its fresh materia medica; the practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine will value how the book’s updating of the Five Phases heightens the ancient system’s relevance.

Jerry Kantor has successfully integrated the disciplines of homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and biomedicine into pragmatic healing approaches that busy practitioners can readily and easily apply to common clinical presentations. Multimodal management and integrative medicine techniques, while certainly the best approach to medical conditions, can be deceptively complex. Jerry’s explanations and guidelines are the perfect balance of background information and recommendations allowing the clinician to effectively supplement their treatment armamentarium.

–Mark Scheutzow MD, PhD, DHom, NMD, FAAIM, DABHM, DAAPM

I know of no other body of work, in the science of homeopathic medicine, which demystifies the core essence of homeopathic materia medica as does Kantor’s brilliant work. A truly integrative, evidence-based perspective that should be mandatory reading for all practitioners of the art, science and philosophy of homeopathy.

–Georgianna Donadio, PhD Florence Nightingale Scholar and Director of the National Institute of Whole Health

This book is a major triangulation of multi-medical perspectives that add to our understanding of what healing is about.  Jerry Kantor has done a great job!

Ted Kaptchuk, OMD author, The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine

A brilliant and groundbreaking work by an integrative practitioner who ‘speaks the language’ of three very different healing paradigms– biomedicine (modern Western medicine), Traditional Chinese Medicine and homeopathy. By illumining each in the light of the others, he brings the CAM modalities from a subservient role as ‘alternative medicine’ to full participation as Five Elements model of acupuncture; provides fresh insights into the major homeopathic remedies based on the Five Elements model; and shows how both can address the diagnostic categories of biomedicine.  This will be an essential book for practitioners and students of all three modalities who want to expand their healing paradigm.


–Begabati Leninhan, RN, CCH, Former Director of the Teleosis School of Homeopathy

A seminal work of probing, integrative intelligence, Jerry Kantor’s Interpreting Chronic Illness systematically lays out how Nature, personal temperament and life experience constitute the crucible for chronic illness and, in turn, the laboratory for self-understanding.  It will consolidate and advance the thinking of practitioners of acupuncture and homeopathy, and will challenge Western-trained health care professionals to think of illness and disease as more than just invading pathogens.

–Eugene L. Pogany, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, author of In My Brother’s Image

Much of American medicine is based on the belief that disease is an entity that flies through the air and lands on the unlucky, whereupon we ‘do battle’ with it.  Jerry Kantor persuades us otherwise with his thoroughly original coalescence of the best of Eastern and Western views of diagnosis and treatment.  I won’t let another physician touch me until he/she has read this book.

–William Martin Sloane, Ph.D., Vice President American Association of Integrative Medicine

This is an excellent book for those of us who would like to use both Traditional Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture and Homeopathy to treat patients.

–Zhaoming Chen, MD, PhD, MS, CFP, FAAIM Chair and Chief Spokesman, American Association of Integrative Medicine Diplomate of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Licensed Acupuncturist Certified Qigong Instructor TaiChi Master

Jerry Kantor has produced a book that is wise, perceptive, practical and immediately applicable, but that will also yield further riches on deep study. It draws on the three apparently incompatible fields of acupuncture, homeopathy and modern biomedicine, and weaves from them whole cloth: a patterned approach to understanding chronic illness, and guidelines for treatment. Worthy of serious consideration.


–Steven Clavey, BA DipAdv Acupuncture, author of Fluid Physiology and Pathology in Chinese Medicine

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