Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine

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Que, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 365 pages
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The world of alternative medicine can be an intimidating and confusing place - there are so many different practices all claiming success for improved health. Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine guides you through the hype to the heart of alternative therapy, helping you discover which alternative is right for you. It is an easy-to-follow comprehensive resource, covering therapies as diverse as Chinese medicine, aromatherapy, massage, biofeedback, dream study, herbal remedies, meditation, Ayuredic medicine, homeopathy, yoga, prayer, and much more.

Written in easy-to-understand language, this book begins with the basics, covering the benefits of each therapy as well as things to watch out for. You then learn how to find a qualified practitioner, how diagnoses are made in each field, and what treatments work best for which ailments. The author also spells out how various therapies are used in conjunction with traditional Western medical treatment in complementary medicine. Find the best alternative therapy for your lifestyle and health needs with Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine!

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Contents

Manual Healing Practices 129
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What Are the Theoretical Foundations of the Two Systems?
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How Does Alternative Medicine Work?
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About the author (2004)

Karen Lee Fontaine is a nursing professor at Purdue University, the Calcumet campus. She has authored many nursing books on topics such as mental health and psychiatric nursing.

Bill Kaszubski lives in Los Angeles, where he writes about science, art, and technology.

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