Alternative Healthcare: A Comprehensive Guide (Consumer Health Library)
Raso examines the philosophical underpinnings of alternative medicine as well as hands-on healing, Qigong, and faith healing. He shows that, whatever the specific philosophy, the common denominator is a rejection of the scientific approach of modern medicine in favor of a belief in paranormal forces that influence the well-being of mind and body. The final section is a firsthand account of Raso's many revealing visits to various alternative healthcare practitioners. The book concludes with an encyclopedic glossary of alternative healthcare terminology.A thoroughly skeptical, debunking view of many alternative therapies. . . Recommended. The Reader's ReviewThis book is a timely and broad-based account. . . Well researched and referenced, it is a good introductory guide to the Tower of Babel of beliefs, mysticism, pseudoscience and empirical and statistically uncontrolled persona observations involved in such health care. . . . interesting insider information not seen in other literature . . . this book will do no harm to the gullible and desperate and is safe to recommend to patients. Canadian Medical Association JournalRecommended book by the National Council Against Health Fraud
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