The Medical Advisor: The Complete Guide to Alternative and Conventional Treatments
Time-Life Incorporated, Oct 1, 2000 - Medical - 1152 pages
Combines modern medical science with alternative therapies in a guide with thousands of ailments and treatment options, including an index of conventional and natural medicines and information on emergencies, symptoms, and first aid.
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The medical advisor: the complete guide to alternative & conventional treatmentsUser Review - Book Verdict
This is a unique, complete, all-purpose guide to the new age of healthcare, from ancient healing practices to modern medical alternatives. The alternative therapies covered are acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, ayurvedic medicine, body work (massage), chiropractic, herbal therapies (including Chinese herbs), homeopathy, lifestyle (exercise), mind/body therapy such as mediation, nutrition/diet, and osteopathy. The main body is an 800-page alphabetical section devoted to describing over 200 ailments and conditions, with symptoms, causes, prevention, and the various conventional and alternative forms of treatment. In addition, there are descriptions of how conventional medicine and alternative therapies work, general guidelines to health, emergency first aid information, an index of conventional and natural medicines (including hundreds of herbs and homeopathic remedies), a nutrition guide, a directory of health organizations, and a glossary, bibliography, and detailed general index. Illustrated sections cover a visual diagnostic guide, an anatomical atlas, a map of acupressure points, a foot reflexology chart, and a gallery of acupressure techniques and yoga positions. Highly recommended, particularly for small libraries with limited funds seeking to update their health reference section with one purchase.--Valerie Vaughan, Hatfield P.L., Mass.
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this is the one book my family can't be without for we are endowed with so many ailments - from herpes to arrhytmia, anemia and asthma; it is almost complete (i can't find thyphoid, tho' isn't it ...