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The American Holistic Health Association Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine

by William Collinge (Author)

Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly
A balanced view and comprehensive scope distinguish this guide to eight leading
alternative health care approaches: traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda
(Hindu healing), homeopathy, naturopathy, mind/body medicine, osteopathy,
chiropractic and massage therapy, or body work. For each, Collinge, the clinical
supervisor of a California cancer support center that utilizes mind/body
therapy, adeptly explains the underlying principles, describes the techniques
employed and highlights the available scientific studies. He also poses and
answers a series of questions on each method's strengths and weaknesses, its
cost, how it relates to other forms of medicine, what to expect from the
practitioner-patient relationship and how to go about choosing a practitioner,
e.g., what training and credentials to look for. Concise case studies of
patients who have had success with the methods are interspersed throughout.
While demonstrating a distinctly positive attitude toward each of these
alternative approaches, Collinge does not denigrate the practice of Western
medicine, a stance that lends even more authority to this solidly informative
compendium, which includes an extensive bibliography. Author tour.

From Library Journal
Combining well-referenced scientific evidence with case reports, Collinge, a
clinical supervisor at a cancer support center that uses mind-body therapy,
explores the efficacy of eight types of healing systems: Chinese medicine,
Ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, mind/body, osteopathy, chiropractic, and
massage/body work. Arguing that "no single tradition has all the answers," he
emphasizes the growing importance of integrative medicine.

Product Details

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (December 1, 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446672580



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