How does medication work? Why have so many of us become dependent on tranquillisers and sedatives? What are the long-term effects? How do we wean ourselves off? What are our options? 'Alternatives to Tranquillisers' looks at the long-term emotional and physical effects of sedatives and tranquillisers and the possible alternatives. Contrary to what many of us believe, tranquillisers are frequently prescribed in the form of sleeping pills, muscle relaxants etc. Dr John McKenna gives an overview of the alternatives. He discusses hypnosis, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, nutrition and nutritional supplements, exercise, relaxation and meditation. He finishes with a chapter of sound , practical advice and encouragement.