Crellin and Philpott (1990) provide a comprehensive view of herbal history, from early American colonization until the late 1980s. The author found their observations in line with his own knowledge of the field. However, vast changes occurred in CAM in the decade following their examination, as biomedical and non-Western standards and ideas exerted an influence on Western herbal medicine. This situation is not even referred to by Crellin and Philpott (1990).
After posting a comment during the wee hours today, I thought i felt better. Now i feel even better & realize why! Now that I have slept & had time for Dr Scwartzs' info to settle in my mind, it allmakes more sense. i recall how my massage training gave info on how people may have intense reactions during massage due to trauma & scar tissue. The body remembers & when touched may recall the event. Since surgery is trauma, I now realize that I have to heal mentally as well as physically. My rotator surgery was more involved than most so I know it will take alot to get back to my athletic self. I feel I am better prepared to deal with it now. I am even handling the fact that my former Dr boyfriend stopped contacting me prior to my surgery! I think Dr Schwartzs' info should be standard post op. Thank you Dr Schwartz