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A Baltimore family physician extols the virtues of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy and its positive effects on the human body in this debut book.

Writing collaboratively with freelance editor Layne, Pawluk shares his frustration with traditional medicine and, after studying acupuncture, his introduction to static magnet and electromagnetic field therapy. He researched it and, years later, applied it within his scope of practice. A holistically trained professional, Pawluk believes in treating illnesses via their root causes, and the peer-reviewed PEMF studies he presents demonstrate dramatic results in accelerating organ healing and improving basic physical functionality. He aims to garner outward support for this revolutionary therapy through the testimonies and focused information provided in this book. The guide is cohesive, tightly written, and organized into five sections collectively illuminating everything from basic introductory facts to the therapy’s effects on disease and dysfunction. The complex operating science and performance attributes behind PEMF are thoroughly explained, though perhaps using overly clinical terminology that may prove challenging for laypeople. Still, while details on modulation, wavelength cycles, frequencies, and entrainment threaten to confuse at the outset, a condensed summary page (which appears at the conclusion of each chapter) is immensely helpful and boils the information down to a more manageable nugget for neophytes. The guide expands further to include how PEMFs help the body and complement other medical interventions while stressing the benefits gained from daily use of the therapy as “primary prevention” to achieve “constant energetic healing.” Pawluk touts the scientifically proven antibacterial, regenerative, cognitive, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying properties of PEMF, and in the most expansive section, the book intricately details an incredibly copious amount of alphabetically arranged ailments that electromagnetic field therapy claims to alleviate. His study-supported claims run the gamut from benefiting addiction, arthritis, obesity, and back pain to more life-threatening conditions such as cancer and strokes. Though each claim is backed up with sound clinical evidence and details on the therapy’s mechanical functionalities, Pawluk responsibly recommends professional medical consultation before embarking on any new treatment. A closing section explains how to select and then safely and properly utilize the right PEMF system.

Readers receptive to unconventional curative approaches should find much to ponder in this referential, instructional, and supportive manual on a pioneering advance in modern medicine.

Pub Date: Nov. 29, 2017

ISBN: 978-1-5255-0762-5

Page Count: 418

Publisher: FriesenPress

Review Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2018

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15, 2018



This is not the Nutcracker sweet, as passed on by Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa. No, this is the original Hoffmann tale of 1816, in which the froth of Christmas revelry occasionally parts to let the dark underside of childhood fantasies and fears peek through. The boundaries between dream and reality fade, just as Godfather Drosselmeier, the Nutcracker's creator, is seen as alternately sinister and jolly. And Italian artist Roberto Innocenti gives an errily realistic air to Marie's dreams, in richly detailed illustrations touched by a mysterious light. A beautiful version of this classic tale, which will captivate adults and children alike. (Nutcracker; $35.00; Oct. 28, 1996; 136 pp.; 0-15-100227-4)

Pub Date: Oct. 28, 1996

ISBN: 0-15-100227-4

Page Count: 136

Publisher: Harcourt

Review Posted Online: May 19, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1996




An extravaganza in Bemelmans' inimitable vein, but written almost dead pan, with sly, amusing, sometimes biting undertones, breaking through. For Bemelmans was "the man who came to cocktails". And his hostess was Lady Mendl (Elsie de Wolfe), arbiter of American decorating taste over a generation. Lady Mendl was an incredible person,- self-made in proper American tradition on the one hand, for she had been haunted by the poverty of her childhood, and the years of struggle up from its ugliness,- until she became synonymous with the exotic, exquisite, worshipper at beauty's whrine. Bemelmans draws a portrait in extremes, through apt descriptions, through hilarious anecdote, through surprisingly sympathetic and understanding bits of appreciation. The scene shifts from Hollywood to the home she loved the best in Versailles. One meets in passing a vast roster of famous figures of the international and artistic set. And always one feels Bemelmans, slightly offstage, observing, recording, commenting, illustrated.

Pub Date: Feb. 23, 1955

ISBN: 0670717797

Page Count: -

Publisher: Viking

Review Posted Online: Oct. 25, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1955

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