Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook

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Zondervan, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 503 pages
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The Definitive Resource on Alternative Medicine for Christians Herbal remedies, supplements, and alternative therapies - Their specific uses - Which ones really work (and which ones don’t) - What to watch out for Christian versus non-Christian approaches to holistic health Clinically proven treatments versus unproven or quack treatments Truths and fallacies about supernatural healing Ancient medical lore: the historical, cultural, and scientific facts And much, much moreIn today’s health-conscious culture, options for the care and healing of the body are proliferating like never before. But which ones can you trust? Some are effective, some are useless, some are harmful. Some involve forms of spirituality that the Bible expressly forbids. Others that are truly helpful have been avoided by some Christians who draw inaccurate conclusions about them.Alternative Medicine is the first comprehensive guidebook to non-traditional medicine written from a distinctively Christian perspective. Here at last is the detailed and balanced coverage of alternative medicine that you’ve been looking for. Professor and researcher Dónal O’Mathúna, Ph.D., and national medical authority Walt Larimore, M.D., draw on their extensive knowledge of the Bible and their medical and pharmaceutical expertise to answer the questions about alternative medicine that you most want answered—and others you wouldn’t have thought to ask. This massively informative resource includes: Two alphabetical reference sections: - Alternative therapies - Herbal remedies Entries include an analysis of claims, results of actual studies, cautions, recommendations, and further resources. A handy cross-reference that links specific health problems with various alternative therapies and herbal remedies reviewed in this book. Five categories of alternative medicine defined and then applied to every therapy and remedy evaluated in this book.
 

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User Review  - trikle - LibraryThing

The book is written from a distinctly Christian perspective. It gives us current information on the latest developments and research in alternative medicine. Each non-traditional medicine is listed in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul - Christianbook.com

A lot of Christians don't believe in alternative medicine. I was injured in an accident 8 years ago, and alternative medicine is the only thing that saved me. This book is very scientific, but not ... Read full review

Contents

AN OVERVIEW OF ALTERNATIVE AND CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE
15
Alternative Medicine The Issues
17
A Look Back at Conventional Medicine
28
GOD HEALTH HEALING AND THE CHRISTIAN
37
The Christian Principles of Health
39
The Christian Explanations for Illness and Suffering
47
How to Pursue Good Healththe Basic Principles
56
EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
67
The Gurus Fraud Quackery or Wisdom?
88
Taking a Closer Look at Christian Therapies
106
How Science Tests Therapies and Remedies
113
POPULAR ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES HERBAL REMEDIES VITAMINS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
133
How to Use the Rest of This Book
135
Popular Alternative Therapies
143
Herbal Remedies Vitamins and Dietary Supplements
288
Effectiveness of Therapies Listed by Disease or Symptom
466

What You Need to Know About the Alternatives
69
Alternative Medicine and Children
81

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About the author (2001)

Donal O'Mathuna, PhD, has degrees in pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, and theology (focused on bioethics). He is a lecturer in healthcare ethics in the School of Nursing at Dublin City University, Ireland. Dr. O'Mathuna's long-time interest in alternative medicine has led to many publications in professional journals and the general media. He lives in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland. SPANISH BIO: Donal O'Mathuna, PhD, es grado en farmacia, medicina quimica, y teologia (con un concentracion en bioeticas). Es un lector en eticas de asistencia sanitaria a la escuela de enfermeria en Dublin City University, Ireland. Dr. O'Mathuna ha publicado en revistas profesionales y media general porque de su gran interes en medicina alternativo. Vive en Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland.

Walt Larimore, MD, is a bestselling author and one of American's best-known family physicians. He has been listed in Distinguished Physicians of America, The Best Doctors in America, and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Walt and Barb were named Outstanding Educators of the Year by the Christian Medical Association.
Walt Larimore, MD es uno de los medicos mas conocidos de America y se enumera en la Guide to America's Top Family Doctors, el Best Doctors in America y Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Como un periodista medico, el Dr. Larimore es un vistante frequente sobre asuntos de la salud de la familia en muchas programas de television y radio, y ha aparecido en The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Fox News y CNN. Dr. Larimore ha publicado mas de 12 libros y mas de 500 articulos en muchos publicaciones medicos. El Web Site del Dr. Larimore es www.drwalt.com y el vive en Monument, Colorado.

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