Complete Book of Symptoms and Treatments: Your Comprehensive Guide to the Safety and Effectiveness of Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Common Ailments

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Based on in-depth scientific research and detailed analysis of medical literature, this book gives an objective assessment of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques currently used in complementary health care. It contains comprehensive information on safe techniques--such as acupuncture, homeopathy and Bach flower remedies--while advising purely non-orthodox methods of diagnosis.

"...a thorough reference that explains available complementary therapies, their effectiveness, and risks... also includes ...

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Overview

Based on in-depth scientific research and detailed analysis of medical literature, this book gives an objective assessment of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques currently used in complementary health care. It contains comprehensive information on safe techniques--such as acupuncture, homeopathy and Bach flower remedies--while advising purely non-orthodox methods of diagnosis.

"...a thorough reference that explains available complementary therapies, their effectiveness, and risks... also includes information on conventional therapies in medicine."

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In this translation of the 1995 German edition, the author and his panel of scientific advisers "aim to guide [consumers] toward using both mainstream and complementary medicine in the best possible way, maximizing the benefits and minimizing the risks," by assigning ratings to complementary therapies and diagnostic techniques. While clear and comprehensive, the book's usefulness and authoritativeness would have been enhanced if the experts had disclosed the sources upon which they based their ratings. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781862044241
  • Publisher: Thorsons/Element
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 953
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.10 (d)

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