Download and read online Alternative Medicine in PDF and EPUB The most complete resource of its kind on alternative medicine • Herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and alternative therapies Their specific uses Which ones really work (and which ones don’t) What to watch out for • Christian versus non-Christian approaches to holistic health • Clinically proven treatments versus unproven or quack treatments • Truths and fallacies about supernatural healing • Ancient medical lore: the historical, cultural, and scientific facts • And much, much more Alternative Medicine is the first comprehensive guidebook to nontraditional medicine written from a distinctively Christian perspective. Keeping pace with the latest developments and research in alternative medicine, this thoroughly revised edition combines the most current information with an easy-to-use format. University lecturer and researcher Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, and national medical authority Walt Larimore, MD, provide detailed and balanced answers to your most pressing questions about alternative medicine—and to other questions you wouldn’t have thought to ask. Also includes Two alphabetical reference sections: Alternative therapies Herbal remedies, vitamins, and dietary supplements A description of each therapy and remedy, an analysis of claims, results of actual studies, cautions, recommendations, and further resources Handy cross-references linking health problems with various alternative therapies and herbal remedies reviewed in the book
Download and read online Alternative Medicine and Rehabilitation in PDF and EPUB A guide to practitioners who are interested in adding one or more of the methods being discussed to their therapeutic armamentarium. Focus is on manipulation, movement therapies, mindbody therapies, and a miscellaneous group that includes acupuncture and nutritional therapy.
Download and read online Alternative Medicine in PDF and EPUB The increasing cost of health care in the United States and disappointment with conventional, or Western, medical practices has led people to seek different, more natural ways to maintain a healthy mind and body. These alternative treatments include herbal remedies, massage, acupuncture, meditation, yoga, and music therapy. USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, has reported that "nontraditional medicine is no fad...alternative medicine is in the mainstream." But the number and variety of available treatments collectively known as alternative medicine can be overwhelming. In this book you'll read about alternative medical treatments and how they can be used alone or together with conventional health care. Case studies describe situations in which these methods have helped people to lead healthier lives. Discussions of the pros and cons of alternative treatments will help you make informed decisions about all your health care options.
Download and read online Alternative Medicine Second Edition in PDF and EPUB The "Bible" of Alternative MedicineLearn the health secrets that millions of readers have discovered in the book that is revolutionizing health care in the United States. Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide is packed with lifesaving information and alternative treatments from 400 of the world'¬?s leading alternative physicians.Our contributors (M.D.s, Ph.D.s, Naturopaths, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, and Osteopaths) offer the safest, most affordable, and most effective remedies for over 200 serious health conditions, from cancer to obesity, heart disease to PMS. This guide is easy enough to understand to make it perfect for home reference, while it would also make a fine resource for health care providers interested in learning more about alternative medicine. 70% of Americans currently use some form of alternative medicine This 1,136-page encyclopedia puts all the schools of alternative medicine-50 different therapies-under one roof Highlights dozens of actual patient stories and physician treatments.
Download and read online Alternative Medicine in PDF and EPUB Uses composite case histories to discuss the major areas of alternative medicine, including herbal remedies, homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and hypnosis, and explains how they differ from western medicine.
Download and read online Careers in Alternative Medicine in PDF and EPUB Today many people are taking an active part in staying healthy, which may include seeking alternatives to conventional medicine. This volume presents the philosophy behind holistic medicine, examines various therapies, and suggests how to become involved in this increasingly popular field.
Download and read online Alternative Medicine in PDF and EPUB Presents an introduction to alternative medicine and discusses such topics as its effectiveness, insurance coverage, legal issues, government regulations, and the relation of alternative treatment to pharmaceuticals.
Download and read online What Will Influence the Future of Alternative Medicine in PDF and EPUB This book provides an overview of factors that have influenced and will continue to influence the development of “alternative” (traditional) medicine in the world. Traditionally, the lack of relevant good quality scientific research is often the reason why a large number of healthcare practices are labeled “alternative”. However, nonscientific factors may be at least as important as the scientific ones. Among such factors are cultural, political, administrative, and economic considerations. The articles in this volume provide an international perspective on how such pervasive factors impact on the development, research, and practice of alternative medicine in the world. Contents:Factors That Will Shape the Future of Alternative Medicine: An Overview (D Eskinazi)On the Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 21st Century China (C Meng)A Cultural Perspective — Factors That Guide the Choice Between Local Health Traditions and Modern Medicine in India (U G Geetha)A Cultural Perspective: Conceptual Similarities and Differences Between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Japanese Medicine (K Horiguchi & K Tsutani)Some Political Aspects of Non-Conventional Medical Practices in Europe (J Bossy)Harmonization of Traditional Oriental (Chinese) Medicine and Modern Medicine — A Step Forward with the TradiMed Database 2000 (l-M Chang & J G Chi)An Information Perspective: The Role of the British Library in Supporting Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Britain (B Madge)World Health and International Collaboration in Traditional Medicine and Medicinal Plant Research (G B Mahady)Academic and Funding Perspective in Developing Alternative Medicine Research in the US: Experience of the Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (F Kronenberg) Readership: Professionals and lay people interested in understanding the non-scientific factors that influence science and medicine. Keywords:
Download and read online The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information Source Book in PDF and EPUB Noted health information expert Alan Rees organizes the best of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information resources in this new guide for librarians and patients. The book is divided into twelve sections beginning with an overview of CAM terminology, safety concerns, ongoing research and education, and the movement towards integrative medicine. "Best of" lists of books, magazines, newsletters, CD-ROMs, and professional publications are augmented with contact information for several hundred CAM associations and professional groups, an extensive section on the Internet as a source of CAM-related information, and reviews of 355 popular books on CAM.
Download and read online Complementary and Alternative Medicine Secrets in PDF and EPUB This new reference - part of The Secrets Series® provides balanced coverage of all current complementary and alternative therapies by leading experts in the field. Discusses each CAM modality and the disorders for which it has been proven beneficial; what to look for in a practitioner of each field; whether there is a "best" CAM approach; supporting evidence; and the effectiveness of CAM compated to allopathic approaches.
Download and read online Alternative Medicine in PDF and EPUB Develops a baseline of information on the state of alternative medicine in the U.S. Includes the input of more than 200 practitioners & researchers of alternative medicine from throughout the U. S. Reports on a series of opinions expressed by non- government participants in the workshops described. Covers: mind-body interventions, bioelectromagnetics, manual healing, herbal medicine, diet & nutrition, & much more. Extensive appendices. Figures & tables.
Download and read online Alternative Medicine in PDF and EPUB Walk into the local health food shop or pick up today's paper and the chances are that you'll see adverts for acupuncture and herbal medicine, hypnotists and homeopaths. Some doctors and scientists mourn the lost lustre of mainstream medicine and complain about a new breed of 'irrational' consumer. But what exactly is 'alternative' medicine? Is the astonishing popularity of alternative and multicultural medicine really such a recent development? And, given the success story of modern biomedical science, why are alternative and traditional treatments now so fashionable? Has the impersonal chill of high-tech medicine driven consumers into the arms of charismatic quacks? Or is it the cost of western medicine that makes its competitors look so attractive? Do patients seek hope, holism, or just the thrill of rebellion? This book seeks answers to all these questions and more. Comparing the medical systems of China, India, and the west - both mainstream and alternative - Roberta Bivins shows how medical expertise has migrated from one culture to another. From acupuncture in Regency England to homeopathy in the 'Wild West', Bivins unearths the roots of today's distinctions between alternative, complementary, and orthodox medicine, and shows how popular interest in medical alternatives - often of exotic origin - is a phenomenon with a long and fascinating pedigree.
Download and read online Alternative Medicine in PDF and EPUB Analyzes different types of alternative medicine practiced today, such as homeopathy, chiropractic, herbal, and nutritional therapies, and discusses how to make an informed decision about medical care.
Download and read online A Profile in Alternative Medicine in PDF and EPUB A history of the Eclectic Medical Institute (EMI), and an account of the history of eclectic medicine, which competed with regular medicine in the 19th century. It recounts the feuds, successes, adversity and ultimate failure of this bastion of freedom in medical thought.
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