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The "Bible" of Alternative MedicineLearn the health secrets that millions of readers have discovered in the book that is revolutionizing health care in the United States. Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide is packed with lifesaving information and alternative treatments from 400 of the world'¬?s leading alternative physicians.Our contributors (M.D.s, Ph.D.s, Naturopaths, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, and Osteopaths) offer the safest, most affordable, and most effective remedies for over 200 serious health conditions, from cancer to obesity, heart disease to PMS. This guide is easy enough to understand to make it perfect for home reference, while it would also make a fine resource for health care providers interested in learning more about alternative medicine.
  • 70% of Americans currently use some form of alternative medicine
  • This 1,136-page encyclopedia puts all the schools of alternative medicine-50 different therapies-under one roof
  • Highlights dozens of actual patient stories and physician treatments.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Weighty yet incredibly useful reference for anyone who wants to learn more about alternative medicine therapies." - Cooking Light

"This book could save your life." -Julian Whitaker, M.D.

"If you are interested in alternative medicine of any kind, and want the security of authenticity in this field, you'¬?d better get Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide." -Deepak Chopra, M.D.

"In bookstores nationwide, titles on holistic cures by such authors as Andrew Weil, Dr. Dean Ornish and Christiane Northrop have been selling out for some time. Still, it may come as a surprise that one of the bestsellers in the field has no famous name attached: it's an 1,100-page reference book entitled Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide." -Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587611414
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1280
  • Sales rank: 231,694
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

For more than 14 years, Alternative Medicine magazine has been the trusted voice of the complementary and alternative medicine field. Alternative Medicine guides and inspires its readers to make informed decisions about their health and well-being in every facet of their lives. Its editorial content, backed by the strength and credibility of the research in peer-reviewed practitioner journals, emphasizes practical solutions and gives readers the information they need to better care for themselves.
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Table of Contents

Important Information ix
User's Guide x
Editorial Board xi
Contributors and Consultants xiv
Introduction 1
Part 1 Medicine for the 21st Century
Understanding Alternative Medicine 4
How the Body Works 17
Holistic Self-Care 33
Medical Freedom 44
Part 2 Alternative Therapies
Acupuncture 62
Applied Kinesiology 71
Aromatherapy 76
Ayurvedic Medicine 86
Biofeedback Training and Neurotherapy 94
Biological Dentistry 102
Bodywork 119
Cell Therapy 138
Chelation Therapy 146
Chiropractic 154
Craniosacral Therapy 162
Detoxification Therapy 168
Diet 181
Energy Medicine 201
Environmental Medicine 217
Enzyme Therapy 229
Flower Essences 237
Guided Imagery 245
Herbal Medicine 252
Homeopathy 270
Hydrotherapy 278
Hyperthermia 290
Hypnotherapy 296
Light Therapy 302
Longevity Medicine 311
Magnetic Field Therapy 326
Mind/Body Medicine 334
NAET 351
Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy 358
Naturopathic Medicine 379
Neural Therapy 385
Nutritional Medicine 393
Orthomolecular Medicine 406
Osteopathic Medicine 413
Oxygen Therapies 418
Prolotherapy 428
Qigong and Tai Chi 434
Sound Therapy 444
Traditional Chinese Medicine 456
Yoga 465
Part 3 Health Conditions
Addictions 476
AIDS 489
Allergies 507
Alzheimer's Disease and Senile Dementia 522
Arthritis 533
Osteoarthritis 533
Rheumatoid Arthritis 534
Gout 535
Autism 547
Back Pain 557
Cancer 570
Candidiasis 618
Children's Health 629
Colic 635
Stomachache 636
Ear Infections 637
Strep Throat 638
Fever 640
Viral and Bacterial Infections 641
Measles 641
Chicken pox 642
Mumps 642
Childhood Parasites 643
Hyperactivity/ADHD 644
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 650
Chronic Pain 662
Colds and Flu 673
Constipation 683
Diabetes 692
Fibromyalgia 705
Gastrointestinal Disorders 714
Gastritis 716
Colitis & Crohn's Disease 717
Irritable Bowel Syndrome 721
Ulcers 721
Diverticulosis & Diverticulitis 722
Diarrhea 722
Hemorrhoids 723
Headaches 727
Hearing and Ear Disorders 739
General Ear Pain 739
Ear Infection (Otitis Media) 739
Meniere's Disease 740
Tinnitus 740
Hearing Loss 740
Heart Disease 750
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) 773
Men's Health 782
Impotence 782
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) 783
Prostatitis 784
Prostate Cancer 785
Mental Health 796
Multiple Sclerosis 808
Obesity and Weight Loss 820
Osteoporosis 837
Parasitic Infections 847
Pregnancy and Childbirth 858
Preconception 858
Pregnancy 861
Childbirth 867
Postpartum Care 875
Respiratory Conditions 881
Hay Fever 882
Asthma 882
Bronchitis 883
Pneumonia 884
Sinusitis 884
Emphysema 885
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 902
Chlamydia 904
Gonorrhea 905
Syphilis 906
Herpes 906
Trichomonas 907
Genital Warts 908
Sleep Disorders 912
Stress 927
Vision Disorders 939
Poor Eyesight 939
Cataracts 939
Conjunctivitis 939
Glaucoma 940
Lazy Eye 940
Macular Degeneration 940
Night Blindness 940
Retinal Detachment 940
Retinopathy 941
Women's Health 952
Menstrual Problems 955
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) 958
Menopause 960
Cystitis/Vaginal Infection 965
Fibroids 968
Ovarian Cysts 969
Endometriosis 969
Fibrocystic Breast Disease 972
Silicone Implant Disease 973
Quick Reference A-Z Section of Additional Health Conditions
How to Use This Section 980
Abscess 986
Acne 986
Ankylosing Spondylitis 988
Anorexia Nervosa 989
Anxiety 990
Athlete's Foot 991
Bad Breath 991
Bed Sores 992
Bed-wetting 993
Beriberi 993
Blood Clots 994
Body Odor 995
Boils 996
Bruises 996
Bulimia 997
Bunions 998
Burns 998
Bursitis 999
Canker Sores 1000
Carbuncles 1001
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 1002
Cellulite 1003
Cerebral Palsy 1003
Chemical Poisoning 1004
Chills 1005
Cirrhosis 1006
Cold Sores 1007
Convulsions 1008
Corns 1008
Coughs 1009
Cuts 1010
Dandruff 1011
Dermatitis 1012
Dizziness 1012
Dysentery 1013
Eczema 1014
Edema 1015
Epilepsy 1016
F, G
Fainting 1017
Flatulence 1017
Food Poisoning 1018
Fractures 1019
Frostbite 1020
Fungal Infection 1020
Gallbladder Disorders 1021
Hair Loss 1022
Hangover 1023
Heavy Metal Toxicity 1024
Hemorrhoids 1025
Hepatitis 1026
Hiatal Hernia 1027
Hiccups 1028
Hives 1029
Hyperthyroidism 1030
Hypoglycemia 1030
Hypothyroidism 1032
I, J, K
Infection 1033
Inflammation 1034
Insect Bites 1035
Jaundice 1036
Kidney Stones 1037
Laryngitis 1038
Lupus 1039
Lyme Disease 1040
Memory and Cognition Problems 1043
Mononucleosis 1044
Motion Sickness 1045
Muscular Cramps 1046
Nail Problems 1047
Nausea 1048
Neuralgia/Neuropathy/Neuritis 1049
Nose Bleeds 1049
Pancreatitis 1050
Paralysis 1051
Parkinson's Disease 1051
Pellagra 1053
Periodontal (Gum) Disease 1053
Pleurisy 1055
Poison Oak/Ivy 1055
Polio 1056
Pre- and Postoperative Complications 1057
Psoriasis 1058
Rashes 1060
Raynaud's Disease 1061
Ringworm 1062
Sciatica 1062
Shingles 1063
Sore Throat 1064
Sports Injuries 1065
Sprains 1067
Sties 1068
Stroke 1068
Sunburn 1069
Swelling 1071
T, U
Tendinitis 1071
Tonsillitis 1072
Tuberculosis 1073
Urinary Problems 1074
Varicose Veins 1076
Vertigo 1077
Viral Infections 1078
Vomiting 1079
Warts 1080
Whooping Cough 1081
Worms 1082
Wounds 1083
Appendix A Life-Saving Tests Your Doctor May Not Know About 1086
Appendix B Vaccinations 1099
Appendix C Antibiotics 1108
Appendix D Key to Professional Titles 1113
Endnotes 1115
Index 1166
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    This is an awesome reference for anyone trying to learn more about alternative medicine and learn the difference between alternative therapies. For those looking for alternative treatments for specific health conditions, there is an A-Z reference guide which lays out many options for taking control of your health. Worth every penny.

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