Book Name: The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine 4th Edition
Author: Laurie J. Fundukian
Publisher:Gale Research Inc; 4 edition
ISBN-10: 1573027308, 978-1573027304
File size: 102 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB
Download The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine 4th Edition Pdf Book Description:
Can magnets relieve arthritis pain? Does the scent of lavender calm the nerves? Is St. Johns Wort a mood enhancer? Authoritative, objective and in tune with the subjects that matter to students and researchers, Gale presents four volumes of current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices. Covering all aspects of the subject through more than 800 entries, The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine identifies forms of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy. For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of associations, as well as descriptions of treatments.
Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases as well as medicinal uses for plants and herbs are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors. Biographies of leaders in the field — including Deepak Chopra, Edward Bach and David Palmer –appear as sidebars through the text. Included in each entry are glossary sidebars that define crucial terms. The four volumes contain over 800 entries, roughly 400 color images, and Lots of informative illustration
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