Alternative Medicine--what Works: A Comprehensive, Easy-to-read Review of the Scientific Evidence, Pro and Con

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Williams & Wilkins, 1997 - Medical - 254 pages
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Americans spent an astounding $13.7 billion on alternative medical treatments in 1990, a figure that's certainly grown since then. But do these therapies work? That's the question this book answers. In clean, clear, accessible language, it evaluates 600+ studies on more than two dozen kinds of alternative and complementary treatments. Instead of vague generalities and anecdotal evidence, this book gives you scientific proof that many alternative therapies are indeed effective. (When they aren't, it points that out too.) Easy for a layperson to read, it's also rigorous enough to change the mind of the most hidebound conventional MD. Convince your doctor that it makes sense to try just one low-cost, low-impact alternative to a traditional medical procedure - or save yourself the time and money you might have spent on a dubious alternative treatment - and this book will have paid for itself many times over.

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In scientific yet accessible language that speaks to both the lay reader and the professional, Fugh-Berman, a former field coordinator at the Office of Alternative Medicine, evaluates the peer-reviewed literature for 25 popular alternative therapies. A winner for all consumer collections. Read full review

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Dr. Mike Peters has had a long and successful career in general practice; he has spent time working as a clinical assistant, and has provided medical care at clinics for the homeless in London.
Foreword by Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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