Books

Dr. Bowling has written numerous published works including Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis and Dietary Supplements and Multiple Sclerosis: A Health Professional’s Guide.  Below is a list of books written by Dr. Allen Bowling, M.D. Ph.D. that are available for purchase from Amazon.com.

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

 

Book Chapters:

     

  1. 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, in press.
  2. Bowling AC. Complementary and alternative medicine in multiple sclerosis. In: Geisser B. Primer on Multiple Sclerosis. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 369-381.
  3. 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.
  4. Bowling AC. Complementary and alternative medicine. In: Kalb RC. Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have—The Answers You Need. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2008, pp. 80-88.
  5. 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.