Toward an Integrative Medicine: Merging Alternative Therapies with Biomedicine
This book chronicles the transformation of the holistic health movement over the past three decades, as it increasingly influences the delivery of health care in America. In it, he describes the battle for legitimacy by alternative therapeutic practitioners, and the biomedical profession's increasing interest in the possibilities of a complementary and integrative medical system. Baer examines a variety of professionalized and lay heterodox therapeutic systems, including chiropractors, naturopaths and acupuncturists, homeopaths, bodyworkers, and lay midwives. He shows, ironically, how the holistic movement may become more limited as it gains acceptance and becomes integrated into mainstream, professional medicine. This book is a valuable resource for instructors, students, professionals and others interested in public health issues, health policy, medical studies, health economics, medical anthropology and sociology.
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The Popularization of Holistic Health and New Age Movements
The Semilegitimation of Four Professionalized Heterodox Medical Systems
Partially Professionalized Therapeutic Systems The Struggle for Legitimacy
The Emergence of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Integrative Medicine
Deconstructing Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra
Governmental and Corporate Involvement
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