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The encyclopedia of complementary and alternative medicine [electronic resource] /
Tova Navarra ; foreword by Adam Perlman.
imprint
New York : Facts On File, 2004.
description
xxiii, 276 p. : ill.
ISBN
0816049971 (alk. paper), 9780816049974 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Facts On File, 2004.
isbn
0816049971 (alk. paper)
9780816049974 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8493892
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-253) and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
The Encyclopedia of Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides a comprehensive source of definitions, explanations, case studies, and perspectives on homeopathic therapies from ancient times to the present. According to a Stanford University National Survey, 69 percent of Americans have used non-conventional therapies in recent years. Additionally, 60 percent of physicians have referred patients to complementary care practitioners, and 64 percent of medical schools offer training in alternative treatments. Interest in the subject is at an all-time high in the United States, and many health care providers have begun including such treatments as part of their standard coverage.
The Encyclopedia of Complementary and Alternative Medicine includes more than 400 entries, written for general readers but authoritative enough to be of use to the professional. It provides detailed descriptions of alternative practices, how they work, who developed them, anecdotal evidence, and what to look for when seeking a professional. The author, a journalist, presents the information objectively and allows readers to decide if complementary medicines are right for them.
Appendixes include a directory of organizations, a bibliography and sources for further research, a list of herbs and supplements, and a timeline of complementary and alternative therapies.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2004-06-01:
The surge of recent publications on complementary and alternative health and medicine has introduced topics outside Western traditions, reflecting the American propensity to experiment with other systems of healing. The topics in this book (Navarra is an RN certified in therapeutic touch and Perlman, who wrote the foreward, a physician specializing in internal and preventive medicine and executive director for the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) range from yoga, chiropractic, and homeopathy to herbal remedies, imagery and visualization, massage, medication, and naturopathy. The encyclopedia's over 400 detailed, alphabetically arranged entries offer current information and explanations concerning integrative, alternative, and complementary methods. Access is easy for users seeking material on mind-body-spirit connections. Besides the entries, this important resource offers appendixes that list professional and lay organizations and herbs used in varieties of medical disciplines, and a time line of the various therapies. Its glossary, extensive bibliography, and excellent index help bring a wealth of data to readers interested in alternative and complementary medicine. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels. J. M. Coggan formerly, University of Florida
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This is a comprehensive source of definitions, explanations, case studies and perspectives on homeopathic therapies from ancient times to the present day. Including more than 400 entries it is written for the general reader but is also authoritative enough for the professional.
Unpaid Annotation
The Encyclopedia of Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides a comprehensive source of definitions, explanations, case studies, and perspectives on homeopathic therapies from ancient times to the present. According to a Stanford University National Survey, 69 percent of Americans have used non-conventional therapies in recent years. Additionally, 60 percent of physicians have referred patients to complementary care practitioners, and 64 percent of medical schools offer training in alternative treatments. Interest in the subject is at an all-time high in the United States, and many health care providers have begun including such treatments as part of their standard coverage. The Encyclopedia of Complementary and Alternative Medicine includes more than 400 entries, written for general readers but authoritative enough to be of use to the professional. It provides detailed descriptions of alternative practices, how they work, who developed them, anecdotal evidence, and what to look for when seeking a professional. The author, a journalist, presents the information objectively and allows readers to decide if complementary medicines are right for them. Appendixes include a directory of organizations, a bibliography and sources for further research, a list of herbs and supplements, and a timeline of complementary and alternative therapies.
Long Description
"The Encyclopedia of Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides a truly comprehensive source of definitions
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Entries A-Zp. 1
Appendixesp. 175
Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 255
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