For up-to-date health research, Brooks Memorial offers the Health & Wellness Resource Center, an excellent general health database that is updated continuously.  But circulation statistics show that many of us also like to turn to books for health information.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Crosby Foundation, the Library was able to add approximately 60 new titles to its health collection in 2010. We will be highlighting a few of the new health titles by subject in upcoming blog posts.

Here are a few of the alternative health books to look for on our shelves, followed by their call numbers:

Christensen, Alice. The American yoga association’s beginner’s manual. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. An essential step-by-step guide provides students with the information and guidance they need to learn Yoga safely and effectively. 613.7 CHR

Hicks, Angela, John Hicks, Peter Mole. Five element constitutional acupuncture. Edinburgh : Churchill Li vingstone, 2010. An introduction to the philosophy and practice of acupuncture.      615.8 HIC

Mayo Clinic book of alternative medicine. New York : Time Inc. Home Entertainment, c2007.  An illustrated guide to understanding what works and what doesn’t in complementary and alternative medicine, and how to put this information to use in your everyday life. The topics range from practices such as yoga to supplements such as Echinacea and St. John’s Wort. 615.5 MAY