If your looking for a step toward natural healing and an intro into alternative medicines, pick this one up. I like the idea of holistic healing and utilizing the herbs that have been effective for thousands of years. I like the balance that Dr. Weil puts forth that there is a place for all types of healing. I think we have become too closed off to the familiar. Take a minute and consider that there are other methods that work, the peruse this book. If none of it appeals to you, at least you have the background on another viewpoint.