Community Resources



Dr. John Black Memorial Library

This library is dedicated to the memory of John Black, MD, an exemplary integrative family physician, physician educator, and medical acupuncturist. Dr. Black, who was one of the founding board members of The Maple Center and a faculty member with the Union Hospital Family Medicine Residency, donated his personal library of integrative medicine and acupuncture resources as the seeds to grow a resource library for the community and for health professional learners.


The Dr. John Black Memorial Library is a joint project with The Maple Center and Union Hospital and is located inside The Maple Center. The materials are available for loan for 21 days. Computer access to the internet is available. The main areas of concentration are: Integrative Health; Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine; Nutrition; Parenting and Women’s Health.


Check our online catalog at TinyCat to see what books are available in the Dr. John Black Memorial Library.  Then, feel free to come in and read/browse the books you are interested in.


Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Indiana State University Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality


Chronic Pain Resources sponsored by The Van Desrocher Memorial Fund                                Discovery Channel documentary, “Pain Matters”

This site offers breathing exercises, relaxation exercises, guided imagery information, stress management information, along with other information related to Chronic Pain.

National Fibromyalgia Foundation: Ten Fibromyalgia Facts -  

Is There Life With Pain? -

Relaxation Guide -

                                  sponsored by The Van Desrocher Memorial Fund


Van loved the outdoors, hiking, biking, and especially kayaking. By his mid 40’s Van was struggling with severe chronic pain resulting from nerve damage. By age 49, the physical pain rendered Van incapable of continuing his profession as a Sales Rep. He struggled daily not only from the physical pain but also the psychological and emotional toll it took on himself and his family.

Van’s kayak hung for years in the garage with Van dreaming of returning to the water. On summer day, he announced he wanted his kayak down, he thought he could go kayaking. With reservation, I got it down and placed it on the lawn for his inspection. 

 “How can you go kayaking when you can’t even sit in your choir without severe pain?” I asked. Van replied “I think I can do it.”

 I watched him carefully guide his body inside the kayak. Van then looked up with a beaming smile, gave a thumbs up and said “Yea!”

There were two occasions when Van returned to the water. This picture depicts that spirit of perseverance. Keep fighting through the pain…. Dreams don’t die unless you let them.

Fibromyalgia awareness 

This site gives information on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and includes treatments, alternative treatments, coping information, diet, and exercise.

Yeast Overgrowth or Candida Overgrowth

This site gives information on what it is, how you get it, symptoms, testing for, and treatment.

Articles and Handouts

The Joy of Healthy Eating

Name of Article Author
My Personal Journey Chef Wendell Fowler
 Foods that Prevent Cancer  Chef Wendell Fowler
 Fast Food and Obesity Chef Wendell Fowler
 The Joy of Healthy Digestion  Kathleen A. Stienstra MD
 Mindful Eating Resources  Jean L. Kristeller PhD
 Our Beloved Diet Revealed  Chef Wendell Fowler
 Ten Simple Steps to a Happy Heart  Chef Wendell Fowler
 Childhood Obesity  Chef Wendell Fowler
 Recipes  Chef Wendell Fowler
 Allergy Elimination Diet  Alan R. Gaby MD
 Spirituality and Health  Jean L. Kristeller PhD

"Quench the Fire" Natural Answers for Inflammation                               

The End of Mindless Eating                                                                      Chef Wendell Fowler

Quench Brain Inflammation/ Headaches                                                  Kathleen Stienstra, MD

Natural Approaches for Sore Joints & Muscles                                         Karen Cunningham, PT

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