A pioneer in integrative medicine guides readers through the 77 questions that will help them understand their symptoms, their causes, and the entire realm of solutions open to them-from conventional to holistic-in order to tackle even the most persistent and chronic illnesses. In a country where a stunning one-half of the population suffers from chronic conditions and the majority of Americans report that they're dissatisfied the overall state of healthcare, where can patients turn when traditional medicine fails them? For over ten thousand Americans, the solution has been found through Integrative Medicine pioneer Dr. Michael Finkelstein and his unique blend of conventional and holistic medicine. Now, in this boundary-shattering book, Dr. Finkelstein shares his groundbreaking methods and gives readers the DIY tools they so desperately need to manage their own recovery. Drawing on decades of medical experience and patient consultations, Dr. Finkelstein offers 77 questions to help identify and heal the most common chronic illnesses that often go unresolved in the current healthcare system. Each chapter also includes the key components of a successful consultation - from illuminating lessons to practical prescriptions-and is filled with illustrative anecdotes from real patients. Readers will learn from Dr. Finkelstein as he goes beyond conventional medicine to examine the physical, psychological, environmental, and spiritual contributions to illness and empowers patients to take their health into their own hands.