The Alternative Medicine Handbook: The Complete Reference Guide to Alternative and Complementary Therapies

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W W Norton & Company Incorporated, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 340 pages
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Many HMOs are including alternative therapies in their benefits, and reports of herbal and other remedies are constantly in the news -- people need an objective source of information and sound advice on alternative medicine. Dr. Barrie Cassileth shows the reader how to evaluate over fifty therapies, from Ayurveda to homeopathy to acupuncture. She discusses the origins of each therapy, the reasons practitioners say it works, the scientific evidence, and the places to go for treatment. Dr. Cassileth includes methods that might have no scientific basis but seem to work, and she forthrightly warns against those that may be dangerous. Arranged alphabetically with illustrations throughout, The Alternative Medicine Handbook is the ideal guide to safe alternative therapies.

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Cassileth, a founding member of the Advisory Council to the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM), describes 53 of the most popular alternative therapies. Arranged ... Read full review

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Abby Bloch, Ph.D., R.D., is a nutrition consultant in private practice in New York and an associate professor at New York University graduate school and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Barrie R. Cassileth, Ph.D. is chief of Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a comprehensive cancer center in New York City.

Michelle D. Holmes, M.D., Dr.PH., is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital's Channing Laboratory in Boston.

Cynthia A. Thomson, Ph.D., R.D., is an assistant professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Arizona.

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