Millions of Americans are interested in natural approaches to healing and disease prevention. But most don't want to abandon conventional medical treatment. Instead, they want a blended prescription that integrates the best therapies from each healing modality.
Written by two physicians-one from the world of conventional medicine and one from the world of complementary medicine-Integrative Medicine offers such blended prescriptions. With information on more than 300 common disorders, this comprehensive volume helps readers sort through their treatment options and decide whether to use traditional medicine, complementary interventions, or both approaches together.
Each entry offers:
*The signs and symptoms of the condition.
*An easy-to-understand description of the disorder.
*Proven conventional treatments.
*Options in complementary medicine, including herbal and dietary supplementation, ayurvedic medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
*Illustrations and explanation of some of the most widely used alternative therapies.
In this era of managed care and a multitude of treatment options, information is your best ally. From aspirin to acupuncture, surgery to yoga, Integrative Medicine gives you the tools you need to make informed integrated treatment decisions.