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Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide

by John W. Anderson (Editor), Larry Trivieri (Editor), Burton Goldberg

Editorial Reviews Review
The Definitive Guide is known as the Bible of alternative medicine. You may very
well want to use a dictionary stand for this hefty tome; it weighs in at more
than 1,000 pages. Nearly 400 doctors (M.D.s, Ph.D.s, naturopaths, Doctors of
Oriental Medicine, and osteopaths) contribute their cutting-edge knowledge, and
the list of names is impressive. You'll find words of advice from Joseph
Pizzorno, the president of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington; C. Norman
Shealy, the cofounder of the American Holistic Medical Association; Nobel
laureate Linus Pauling; Deepak Chopra; and Joan Borysenko, author and director
of the Mind-Body Health Sciences in Boulder, Colorado.

After an intriguing, optimistic look at "The Future of Medicine," the book is
divided into two sections. The first profiles 43 alternative
therapies--acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, qigong, hyperthermia, and yoga
among them--including their development, how they work, proven uses, and
controversial or yet-to-be-proven uses, along with contact information for
organizations. The second section covers 105 topics such as headaches, mental
health, and allergies, along with the alternative therapies that are most likely
to help alleviate pain and encourage healing. 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 interesting in learning more about
alternative medicine.

Product Description

Alternative medicine is enjoying more popularity with consumers and greater
acceptance in traditional medical communities than ever before. Although
alternative methods, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic, and
homeopathy, can offer patients less costly and more effective treatment options,
it’s hard to know how to choose a competent and reliable practitioner. In this
revised edition of ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, 400 of the world’s leading alternative
physicians have contributed safe, affordable, and effective remedies for more
than 200 medical conditions ranging from common health problems like allergies,
asthma, and obesity to serious illnesses like cancer, heart disease, and AIDS.
With all the schools of alternative medicine combined into one encyclopedic
volume, this updated edition of ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE is the bible of good health.

Product Details

Paperback: 1233 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 2nd edition (June 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1587611414



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