A Pound of Cure (Paperback)
In the words of the Author: In this book I'll tell you the story of how I discovered osteopathy while I was already a medical student, what I learned from my patients over the years, how I founded a center for osteopathic teaching and treatment, and how I reached the point where I'm helping to train the next generation of osteopathic practitioners and our colleagues in related fields in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In the process I may reveal what many people possibly suspect, that physicians are not gods. Along the way, I'll tell you many stories of healing. I'll give you some idea of the how's and why's of osteopathy. For anyone who wants a high level of wellness; for anyone who wants care that fulfills the ancient physician's principle "first do no harm"; for health-care professionals who want to learn a safe and effective way of helping patients; and for patients who still suffer despite years of medical treatment, it is my passionate desire to offer a special gift: the gift of hope and some knowledge about how to proceed. There is a better way.
Steven A. Sanet, D.O., founder of the Osteopathic Health and Wellness Institute (OHWI) and of the Osteopathic College of Ontario (OCO), is a native Philadelphian and a graduate of Nova-Southeastern University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he completed a fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Sanet was residency trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sanet teaches Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine to medical students, interns, and residents, in addition to practicing and teaching at OHWI and OCO. Always a voracious learner, while attending medical school Dr. Sanet also took part in extensive extracurricular studies, during which he met the renowned osteopath Robert Fulford, D.O. It was through meeting Dr. Fulford that Dr. Sanet was inspired to follow the path of a true osteopathic physician, much against the dominant trend in medicine. Since making the commitment of caring for patients as an osteopathic physician and as an instructor of osteopathy, Dr. Sanet has built up an enormous following of patients and practitioners. In pursuit of his medical practice and teaching career, Dr. Sanet has also received many honors and distinctions. From 2004 through 2006, Dr. Sanet served as Chairman of the Credentials Committee of The Cranial Academy, a Component Society of the American Academy of Osteopathy. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Sanet had been accepted as a member of American Mensa, Ltd. and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Pre-Medicine from The Pennsylvania State University. Additional honors include Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Alpha Epsilon Delta. As a youth, Dr. Sanet took a keen interest in martial arts, where he has attained black belts in over eleven disciplines. Dr. Sanet continues as an avid martial artist today. Dr. Sanet has been the keynote speaker for the British Osteopathic Association, the Australian Osteopathic Association, the Finnish Osteopathic Association, and the International Osteopathic Congress in Brazil. He has lectured frequently in many parts of the world, including at Shingu College in Seoul, Balgrist University in Zurich, Hong Kong, Helsinki, Venice, Rome, London, Tokyo, and across the United States.