CPHS faculty member expands his publishing career with a new textbook

Dr. Antoine J. Al-Achi, professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, joined the Campbell University family in 1989. He has been teaching botanicals and alternative medicine since 1999. Dr. Al-Achi recently published his third book entitled A Concise Treatise on Natural Remedies, which was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Al-Achi holds a PhD degree from Northeastern University in Biomedical Sciences/Pharmacokinetics. He did his post-doctoral training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He has authored three books, several book chapters, and more than 220 other publications, including reviews, posters and presentations. In addition to his teaching responsibilities for various programs, he routinely oversees master level student research projects.

Cambridge Scholars described the new volume as, “a means to examining the use of natural remedies in health and disease, blending scientific findings known to operate in the alternative and complementary medicine modalities with those utilized in folklore medicine. It points toward a unified theory that links the development of chronic degenerative diseases with inflammation, and considers how natural health modalities can alter or halt the progression of chronic diseases through their beneficial actions on inflammation.”

A Concise Treatise on Natural Remedies blends folklore medicine ideas and scientific findings to present an integrated view of the use of these natural components in health and disease. The book will serve as an educational tool for individuals who desire a thorough understanding of this area of alternative health practices. Al-Achi indicated that, “students and healthcare practitioners who desire to enhance their knowledge in this area, may find the information in this book very useful.”

As a valued member of the CPHS community, Al-Achi is well respected and admired by students, faculty, and staff alike. He has taught this material at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. He shared that this book was an extension of his previous publication and that his “aim was to try to link chronic inflammation to the development of degenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease) and to present scientific evidence on plant’s actions in halting the inflammatory process.”

The book was officially released on August 1, 2020.