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 therapiesTheir specific usesWhich 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 moreAlternative 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 includesTwo alphabetical reference sections:Alternative therapiesHerbal remedies, vitamins, and dietary supplementsA description of each therapy and remedy, an analysis of claims, results of actual studies, cautions, recommendations, and further resourcesHandy cross-references linking health problems with various alternative therapies and herbal remedies reviewed in the book
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 Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicines in PDF and EPUB Would you use complementary and alternative medicines (CAMS)? Well, research has shown that up to three quarters of patients with cancer may at least supplement their treatment with such therapies, spending as much on CAMS as conventional drugs. How do you decide? This book provides a full range of perspectives on CAMS from patients and CAMS practitioners to conventional doctors who oppose the use of these alternative treatments because of the lack of evidence of efficacy and safety. Then there are the CAMS researchers, educators and regulators who view CAMS from different perspectives. The broad array of opinions build a complete picture of the issues for discerning readers to be adequately informed to make up their minds and draw their own conclusions.
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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 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 Orthodox and Alternative Medicine in PDF and EPUB `There's no book like it. It's Saks' subject and he's good' - Roy Porter This fascinating book explores the changing relationship between orthodox and alternative medicine in Britain and the United States from the sixteenth century to the present day. Mike Saks sees the development of orthodox and alternative medicine as two sides of the same coin and his analysis centers on the role of professionalization in health care. In the sixteenth century, the line between orthodox and alternative medicine was blurred. By the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the increasing professionalization of orthodox bio-medicine had marginalized medical alternatives. In recent years, following the growth of a strong counter-culture in the 1960s and 1970s, perceptions of the relationship between the two forms of practice have begun to change again. The de-professionalization of orthodox medicine is being debated, while ironically, alternative medicine has become increasingly professionalized. Mike Saks considers the political dynamics of the process of professionalization, and looks at the dilemmas posed for both medical orthodoxy and alternative medicine in the development of a more integrated health care system in Britain and the United States in the future.
Download and read online Alternative Medicine A History 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 The stories in Alternative Medicine can be broadly defined as black comedy with a twist of surrealism. This collection features two Bridport finalists (2004, 2005) and one Willesden Herald finalist (2007). In the story 'Sprout' a woman starts sprouting feathers after purchasing a demonic duvet. The narrator of 'The Most Ordinary Man in the World' glimpses a life free from his sister's tyranny only to end back firmly under her thumb. In 'The Killing Jar' a boy's spider spies on his adulterous father and reports back to its owner. In 'The New Heart' a man experiences somebody else's memories after receiving a heart transplant. The story 'Mandy' features a strangely obsessed protagonist. Everyday sadness at a refugee going blind is sketched out in 'Blindness'. Childhood relationships are depicted in the short story 'Pets' and in 'Piano Lessons/War Stories' the narrator reflects upon her grandfather's time fighting in World War 2. A girl's disappointing relationships with her parents are portrayed in 'The Eternal Disappointment of the Much Anticipated Event.' The stories show human life in various forms and endeavours.
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Download and read online Complementary and Alternative Medicine in PDF and EPUB The rapid growth of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) demands that the public, the medical world, social scientists, the media, and governments pay attention. People are questioning the limits of what modern medicine can accomplish and seeking additional ways to manage their health. While many are enthusiastically adopting complementary and alternative forms of medicine, others are more sceptical. Physicians' attitudes are in transition, and governments are pondering where this increasingly important phenomenon fits into the health care system. The challenge is to keep pace with the changing ways that people view health and illness, take reposibility for themselves, and incorporate CAM into their health care. This text brings together for the first time a wide range of leading North American and European social scientists to identify who uses CAM, why they use it, and how they find out about it. Presenting research from psychology, sociology, anthropology and public health, they alert us to the current context of CAM use and provide new models and techniques for understanding its future place in health 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.