Автор: Laurie J. Fundukian
Название: The Gale Encyclopedia of alternative medicine 3rd edition
Издательство: Gale, Cengage Learning
Размер: 47.2 MB
Кол-во стр.: 2711
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Recipients of Western medicine are increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies to supplement or replace traditional treatments. Because of its comprehensive coverage of CAM treatments and therapies, as well as popular herbal treatments and influential people in the field, previous editions of the The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine were “recommended” by Choice and recognized as a Doody Core Title.
The third edition of The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine continues the set’s praise-worthy tradition by adding 50 new entries and revising and updating 300 others. Over 875 entries, arranged from A-Z, cover:
-Types 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
-Conditions and diseases — ailments that are assuaged with the use of alternative therapies, including bladder infection, dandruff, lyme disease, memory loss, meningitis, neck pain, prostate cancer, shingles and more
-Herbs and remedies — descriptions of the medicinal and health benefits of everything from anise and artichoke to yarrow and yucca
Information on alternative therapies and herbal remedies are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and by analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors.
More comprehensive than single-volume family medical guides, The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine is accessible for the layperson, appropriate for graduate students, and priceless for the practitioner interested in CAM or who has patients using CAM therapies.