Books

Dr. Bowling has literally “written the book” on the topics of unconventional medicine and lifestyle medicine in Multiple Sclerosis.  His numerous published works include Optimal Health with Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide to Integrating Lifestyle, Alternative, and Conventional Medicine and Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis.  One of his books has been translated into Dutch.  See below for a list of books written by Dr. Allen Bowling, M.D. Ph.D. that are available for purchase from Amazon.com.
 

Optimal Health with Multiple Sclerosis


For everyone in the MS community, the only source for reliable, evidence-based information on the relevance, safety, and effectiveness of various alternative and lifestyle medicine approaches to MS treatment and the best ways to safely integrate them with conventional medicine.

In addition to conventional medicine, many people with MS also use some form of alternative medicine and there is growing evidence and interest in the effects of lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, on MS. Yet, until now, it has been difficult to obtain unbiased and practical information about the MS-relevant aspects of these non-medication approaches. Optimal Health with Multiple Sclerosis provides the accurate and unbiased information people with MS, their friends and family, health care professionals, and educators need to make responsible decisions and achieve the very best outcome.

The Everything Health Guide to Multiple Sclerosis


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates that 400,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Because Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease, people with this diagnosis will live with the disease for years. Multiple Sclerosis sufferer Margot Russell and Dr. Allen C. Bowling, a nationally known Multiple Sclerosis expert, team up to help readers: Recognize signs and symptoms; understand the types of MS; decide on treatment and find the right doctor; explore alternative therapies; take charge by creating a management plan; develop strength and avoid relapse; and more. Filled with tips for daily living (like staying cool) and the latest information on new treatments, this reassuring book offers more than medical advice. It gives readers with Multiple Sclerosis the strength, knowledge, and resources they need so they can live a full, active life!

Multiple Sclerosis: The Guide to Treatment and Management


This completely revised edition of the best-selling Multiple Sclerosis: The Guide to Treatment and Management is a comprehensive, accessible guide to the present therapeutic options and their efficacy. Special features include expert opinion statements for each MS therapy; a unique guide to the wide diversity of therapeutic options available; a thorough discussion of the usefulness, effectiveness, and side effects of individual treatments; a new chapter on unconventional therapies; and a detailed guide to further reading. This compendium of the most frequently used treatments for multiple sclerosis is an authoritative reference for all physicians and a factual guide for patients who need information about therapies. For reader accessibility, the book is organized into sections dealing with the treatment of acute exacerbations, disease-modifying therapies, symptom management, and alternative therapies.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis


The first edition of this authoritative book quickly became the single source for accurate and unbiased information on complementary and alternative medicine approaches for the management of MS symptoms. The second edition, completely updated throughout, reflects advances in the field since the book’s initial publication in 2001. Therapies are organized alphabetically so that readers can easily pinpoint a specific treatment and learn about its origins, merits, and possible uses in MS. In-depth discussions cover Naltrexone, acupuncture, biofeedback, chiropractic medicine, cooling therapy, yoga, diets, the use of supplements, herbs, vitamins, and minerals, and many other topics. This invaluable guide alerts MS patients and their families to new options for relief when conventional therapies are limited; directs them to therapies that are effective, low-risk, and inexpensive; and helps them recognize those that are ineffective, dangerous, and costly.

Dietary Supplements and Multiple Sclerosis: A Health Professional’s Guide


There is a relatively high use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), especially dietary supplements, among people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Health professionals with CAM information can improve the quality of patient care by guiding patients away from possibly harmful therapies and, if appropriate, towards low-risk, possibly effective therapies. Dietary Supplements and Multiple Sclerosis is meant to be referred to people who ask a question about a particular dietary supplement. Supplements are arranged in alphabetical order under the most commonly used name. In addition, the index contains a listing of these common names as well as less common names that may be encountered.

Complementaire en Alternatieve Geneeswijzen

Dit boek van Dr. Allen Bowling geeft een goed overzicht van alle alternatieve geneeswijzen. In tegenstelling tot veel andere publicaties rond dit onderwerp, benadert de auteur iedere alternatieve behandelwijze op een kritische, wetenschappelijke en objectieve manier.

(In this book, Dr. Allen Bowling gives a good overview of all alternative medicine. Unlike many other publications on this topic, each author approaches the alternative medicine in a critical, scientific and objective way.)

Below is a partial listing of some of the written works of Dr. Allen Bowling:

  1. Bowling AC. Optimal Health with Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide to Integrating Lifestyle, Alternative, and Conventional Medicine. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2014.
  2. Bowling AC. Complementaire en Alternatieve Geneeswijzen bij Multiple Sclerose. Amsterdam, Netherlands: MS-Anders, 2009. [Dutch translation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis]
  3. Russell M, Bowling AC. The Everything Health Guide to Multiple Sclerosis. Avon, Massachusetts: Adams Media, 2009.
  4. Bowling AC. Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2007.
  5. Polman CH, Thompson AJ, Murray TJ, Bowling AC, Noseworthy JH. Multiple Sclerosis: The Guide to Treatment and Management. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2006.
  6. Bowling AC, Stewart TM. Dietary Supplements and Multiple Sclerosis: A Health Professional’s Guide. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2004.
  7. Bowling AC. Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2001.

Book Chapters:

  1. Complementary and alternative medicine in MS. In: In: Geisser B. Primer on Multiple Sclerosis. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  2. Bowling AC. Complementary and alternative medicine: Risks and benefits. In: Samkoff L and Goodman A. Multiple Sclerosis and Other CNS Neuroimmunologic Disorders. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  3. Bowling AC. Complementary and alternative medicine: Practical considerations. In: Rae-Grant AD, Fox RJ, et al. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders: Clinical Guide to Diagnosis, Management, and Rehabilitation. New York: Demos Medical, 2013, pp. 243-249.
  4. Bowling AC. Complementary and alternative treatments. In: Personalized Management of Multiple Sclerosis. London: Future Medicine, 2013, pp. 204-216.
  5. Bowling AC. Complementary and alternative medicine. In: Kalb RC. Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have—The Answers You Need. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2011, pp. 79-86.
  6. Bowling AC. Unconventional medicine and multiple sclerosis: the role of conventional health providers. In: Lucchinetti CF, Hohlfeld R. Multiple Sclerosis 3 (Blue Books of Neurology Series). Philadelphia: Saunders, 2010, pp. 355-370.
  7. Bowling AC. Alternative therapy considerations. In: Fraser RT, Kraft G, Ehde D, Johnson K. The MS Workbook: Living Fully with MS. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2006, pp. 87-94.