Timothy B. McCall
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Timothy McCall, M.D. is a board-certified internist, Yoga Journal's Medical Editor since 2002 and the bestselling author of Yoga as Medicine, and his latest, Saving My Neck: A Doctor's East/West Journey Through Cancer. He teaches yoga therapy seminars in the US and around the world. For dates and locations, see www.DrMcCall.com, where you can also access more than 100 archived articles, videos, and interviews.
Timothy is the co-editor of The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care, a professional level medical textbook on yoga therapy, published in 2016. He is also the author of Examining Your Doctor, a critically-acclaimed consumer health guide. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Public Citizen's Health Letter, The Nation, American Health, Redbook (where he was a contributing editor), The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Los Angeles Times. From 1996-2001 his medical commentaries were featured on the public radio program Marketplace.
He practiced medicine in the Boston area for a dozen years before devoting himself in the late 1990s to yoga therapy. He has studied with many of the world's leading yoga teachers including BKS Iyengar and TKV Desikachar. His primary teachers have been Patricia Walden, Rod Stryker and Donald Moyer. In 2005, he began his studies with a traditional Ayurvedic doctor, Chandukutty Vaidyar, and spent more than a year at his clinic in Kerala, India.
Timothy lives in Burlington, Vermont and lectures and teaches yoga therapy workshops worldwide. DrMcCall.com
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Beginning with an overview of the history and science of yoga, Dr. McCall describes the many different techniques in the yoga tool kit; explains what yoga does and who can benefit from it (virtually everyone!); and provides lavishly illustrated and minutely detailed instructions on starting a yoga practice geared to your fitness level and your health status. Yoga as Medicine offers a wealth of practical information, including how to:
•Utilize yogic tools, including postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, for both prevention and healing of illness
•Master the art of becoming more in tune with your body
•Communicate more effectively with your doctor
•Adopt therapeutic yoga practices as either an alternative or a complement to surgery and to expensive, sometimes dangerous medications
Find an instructor and a style of yoga that are right for you. With twenty chapters devoted to the work of individual master teachers, including such well-known figures as Patricia Walden, John Friend, and Rodney Yee, Yoga as Medicine shows how these experts have applied the wisdom of this ancient holistic practice to twenty different conditions, ranging from arthritis to chronic fatigue, depression, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, infertility, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, and obesity. Defining yoga as “a systematic technology to improve the body, understand the mind, and free the spirit,” Dr. McCall shows the way to a path that can truly alter your life.
An indispensable guide for the millions who now practice yoga or would like to begin, as well as for yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.
The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care is a professional-level textbook with contributions by multiple expert researchers and therapists in the field.
This book brings together the science and the practice of yoga therapysupports the emergence of yoga therapy as a credible professioncomprehensively summarizes research findings and their practical implications for professionals who use yoga or refer patients for yoga practiceincludes chapter contributions by leading biomedical researchers of yogareviews the scientific evidence base for yoga for a wide variety of medical conditionsProvides brief contributions by expert yoga therapists describing practical implementation issues relevant to yoga for specific conditions.The editors include three eminent yoga therapy researchers and one renowned practitioner in the field. They have brought together an experienced team of researchers and yoga therapist contributors.
Section 1: Introduction to Yoga and Yoga Therapy
1. Introduction to yoga in health care
2. History, philosophy and practice of yoga
3. History, philosophy and practice of yoga therapy
4. Research on the psychophysiology of yoga
Section 2: Mental Health Conditions
5. Yoga therapy for depression
6. Yoga therapy for anxiety
7. Yoga therapy for other mental health conditions
Section 3: Musculoskeletal and Neurological Conditions
8. Yoga therapy for back conditions
9. Yoga therapy for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions
10. Yoga therapy for neurological and immune conditions
Section 4: Endocrine Conditions
11. Yoga therapy for diabetes
12. Yoga therapy for metabolic syndrome and weight control
Section 5: Cardiorespiratory Conditions
13. Yoga therapy for heart disease
14. Yoga therapy for hypertension
15. Yoga therapy for respiratory conditions
Section 6: Cancer
16. Yoga therapy during cancer treatment
17. Yoga therapy for cancer survivors
Section 7: Special Populations
18. Yoga therapy for pediatrics
19. Yoga therapy for geriatrics
20. Yoga therapy for obstetrics and gynaecology
21. Yoga as prevention and wellness
Section 8: Practical and Future Considerations
22. Implementation of yoga therapy
23. Future directions in research and clinical care
"This kind of integrative approach is the future of health care, and as this book deftly illustrates, it can be the present, too."
– Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and #1 New York Times bestselling author, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?
Saving My Neck is for yogis and non-yogis alike. It's for healthcare professionals, holistic healers and those facing health challenges — and anyone who loves a good story.
"There is so much wisdom in this heartfelt, moving, and deeply personal book."
– Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, Professor and Director, Integrative Medicine Program, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Co-Author, Anticancer Living
Saving My Neck is available as a Kindle book as well as a full-color Hardcover.
"A masterpiece written from the heart…"
– Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, DLitt; Associate Professor of Surgery (Retired), Eastern Virginia Medical School; Past President, Board of Directors, International Association of Yoga Therapists
"… an inspiring example and guidance for all of us who may deal with the challenge of cancer."
–James S. Gordon, MD, Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine; author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression;
“Saving My Neck is a must read for yoga therapists, and for their clients.”
– Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Editor in Chief, International Journal of Yoga Therapy
“Dr. Timothy McCall’s new book … is a guide that will change your life.”
– Dr. John Douillard, DC CAP, bestselling author of Eat Wheat
and Body, Mind and Sport; Founder of LifeSpa.com
"I love this book."
– Dr. Claudia Welch, DOM, author of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Western Science