The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information Source Book: First Edition / Edition 1

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From acupuncture to yoga, the increasing popularity of unconventional medical therapies has risen sharply during the past decade. Consumers are turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for a variety of reasons and are spending billions annually for treatments. Recognizing the growing need to locate authoritative CAM information, award-winning author Alan M. Rees has compiled a first-stop resource for those seeking information to guide their decisions. Noted health information expert Alan Rees organizes the best of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information resources in this new guide for librarians and patients. The book is divided into twelve sections beginning with an overview of CAM terminology, safety concerns, ongoing research and education, and the movement towards integrative medicine. Best of lists of books, magazines, newsletters, CD-ROMs, and professional publications are augmented with contact information for several hundred CAM associations and professional groups, an extensive section on the Internet as a source of CAM-related information, and reviews of 355 popular books on CAM. Librarians will use the Source Book as a collection development tool. Consumers and students will find it an easy-to-use guide for locating hard-to-find resources about the latest in alternative medical therapies and treatments. This unique volume brings together in one volume print and electronic resources pertaining to an in-demand topi, provides recommendations of authoritative sources of current information on a wide variety of unconventional medical therapies, will fill the information gap in the rapidly growing field of CAM.

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Editorial Reviews

Consumers trying to navigate the abundant and often conflicting information available about alternative and integrative medical treatments have a credible guide in Rees' (emeritus, library and information science, Case Western Reserve U.) source book. He has collected<-->and rated on the basis of credibility, comprehensiveness, and other criteria<-->a large number of sources: popular books, magazines, and newsletters, professional books and journals, CD-ROM databases, Internet resources, and pamphlets. He also provides contact information for several hundred professional groups and other resource organizations as well as a chapter on the history, development, and terminology of alternative and complementary medicine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573563888
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2001
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

ALAN M. REES is professor emeritus of library and information science at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A New Dimension in Medical Consumerism 1
Sect. 2 The Best of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information Resources 23
Sect. 3 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Resource Organizations 26
Sect. 4 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Magazines and Newsletters 47
Sect. 5 Pamphlet Materials 52
Sect. 6 Professional Literature 54
Sect. 7 CD-ROM Information Products 67
Sect. 8 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sources on the Internet 70
Sect. 9 Popular Books on Complementary and Alternative Medicine 117
App. 1 General Information about CAM and the NCCAM 183
App. 2 Major Domains of Complementary and Alternative Medical Practices 190
App. 3 Frequently Asked Questions (about CAM) 193
App. 4 Considering CAM? 196
App. 5 NCCAM CAM Research Centers 199
App. 6 Want Information about Alternative Medicine? 203
App. 7 MEDLINE and Related Databases (and Alternative Medicine) 205
Author Index 209
Title Index 214
Subject Index 223
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