Alternative Medicine

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Zondervan, May 11, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 512 pages
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The most complete resource of its kind on alternative medicine • Herbal remedies, dietary 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 more Alternative Medicine is the first comprehensive guidebook to nontraditional medicine written from a distinctively Christian perspective. Keeping pace with the latest developments and research in alternative medicine, this thoroughly revised edition combines the most current information with an easy-to-use format. University lecturer and researcher Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, and national medical authority Walt Larimore, MD, provide detailed and balanced answers to your most pressing questions about alternative medicine—and to other questions you wouldn’t have thought to ask. Also includes Two alphabetical reference sections: Alternative therapies Herbal remedies, vitamins, and dietary supplements A description of each therapy and remedy, an analysis of claims, results of actual studies, cautions, recommendations, and further resources Handy cross-references linking health problems with various alternative therapies and herbal remedies reviewed in the 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

A big disappointment

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

Foreword
9
PART
17
EvidenceBased Health and Healing
35
FaithBased Health and Healing
53
Alternative Medicine and Children
77
Fraud Quackery or Wisdom?
87
Healthy Lifestyles
105
PART
115
Iridology
218
Ayurvedic Medicine 137 Massage Therapy
227
Breathing Techniques 142 Naturopathic Medicine
233
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
246
Craniosacral Therapy 165 Reiki
253
Energy Medicine 191 Therapeutic Touch
260
Herbal Medicine 198 Visualization orGuided Imagery
268
HERBAL REMEDIES VITAMINS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
275

Reviews of Therapies
125
Hypnosis
210

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About the author (2010)

Dónal O’Mathúna, 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’Mathúna’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.

Walt Larimore, MD, has been called "one of the best known family physicians in America" and has been listed in the Best Doctors in America, The Guide to America’s Top Family Doctors, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in America, and the International Health Professionals of the Year. He is also a best-selling author who has written, co-written, or edited thirty books. He writing has been recognized with a number of national awards, including a Christianity Today Book of the Year award, a Retailers Choice book award, three Silver Medallion Book Awards, three Gold Medallion Book Award nominations, and three Christy Award nominations. He and his wife, Barb, have two grown children, two grandchildren, and live in Colorado Springs area with their tabby, Jack. His website is www.DrWalt.com and his Morning Glory, Evening Grace devotions can be found at www.Devotional.DrWalt.com.

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