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Finally, a serious alternative health guide that tells you what really works - including specific brand names, dosages, and courses of treatment. For 200 health conditions listed alphabetically, The Alternative Pharmacy compares conventional treatments to your best options from alternative health disciplines, including herbal medicine, nutritional therapy, homeopathy, and Chinese traditional medicine. You'll also learn how to stock an "alternative medicine cabinet" that meets your family's daily needs without the dangerous side-effects of many over-the-counter medications.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780139072543
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Earl Mindell-v

Section I
Refurbishing Your Medicine Cabinet 1

Chapter 1: Breaking the Drug Habit 3
Chapter 2: The Natural Approach to Cure 7
Chapter 3: Vibrational Medicine: Stimulating the Life Force 13
Chapter 4: Nature's Medicine Chest: Getting Started 19

Section II
An A-to-Z Guide to Common Ailments and Their Best Treatments 23

Abscesses, Boils, Carbuncles, Skin Infections,
Skin Aggravations from Body Piercing 25
Acne 27
Acne Rosacea 33
Aging, Memory Loss, Longevity 34
Alcohol Abuse 43
Allergies, Hay Fever 44
Alzheimer's Disease 48
Anemia 51
Angina Pectoris 53
Anxiety 56
Arrhythmia (see Cardiac Arrhythmias)
Arthritis 60
Asthma, Emphysema, Lung Disease 68
Atherosclerosis, Coronary Heart Disease 74
Atrial Fibrillation (see Cardiac Arrhythmias)
Attention Deficit Disorder, Hyperactivity 80
Back Pain, Sciatica 85
Bell's Palsy 86
Bladder Infection (Cystitis) 88
Blood Pressure, High (see Hypertension)
Boils (see Abscesses)
Bone Loss (Osteoporosis) 91
Bone Spurs 98
Bronchitis (see Colds)
Bruises (see First Aid)
Burns (see First Aid)
Bursitis (see Arthritis)
Cancer 99
Candidiasis, Thrush 100
Carbuncles (see Abscesses)
Cardiac Arrhythmias, Disrhythmias, Fibrillations 103
Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome 104
Cataracts, Macular Degeneration 106
Chicken Pox (see Communicable Diseases)
Chlamydia 107
Cholesterol, High 109
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 115
Colds 119
Cold Sores, Canker Sores 123
Communicable Diseases (Chicken Pox, Diphtheria, Measles,
Rubella, Mumps, Pertussis,Polio, Tetanus, Vaccines) 125
Congestive Heart Failure 127
Constipation 129
Coronary Heart Disease (see Atherosclerosis, Heart Attack)
Coughs 132
Cytomegalovirus 134
Cuts, Scrapes (see First Aid)
Cystitis (see Bladder Infection)
Dandruff (see Hair Loss)
Depression 135
Dermatitis (see Skin Problems)
Diabetes, Hypoglycemia 139
Diarrhea 146
Diphtheria (see Communicable Diseases)
Disrhythmia (see Cardiac Arrhythmias)
Ear Infections ("Otitis Media"), Hearing Problems 151
Eczema (see Skin Problems)
Edema (see PMS)
Emphysema (see Asthma)
Endometriosis 153
Environmental Illness, Liver Stagnation 157
Epstein-Barr Syndrome (see Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
Esophageal Reflux (see Gastritis)
Eye Problems 161
Fever 164
Fibromyalgia 168
First Aid 170
Flu 172
Food Poisoning, Salmonella 174
Fungal Infections, Athlete's Foot, Jock Itch 176
Gallbladder Disease, Gallstones 178
Gastritis, Heartburn, Esophageal Reflux, Hiatal Hernia 183
Gastrointestinal Bleeding (see Ulcers)
Genital Herpes 185
Genital Warts 187
Gingivitis, Periodontal (Gum) Disease 188
Glaucoma 190
Gonorrhea 193
Gout 194
Grave's Disease (see Hyperthyroidism)
Grief 197
Gum Disease (see Gingivitis)
Hair Loss, Dandruff 198
Hay Fever (see Allergies)
Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Cluster Headaches 200
Head Lice 207
Hearing Impairment (see Tinnitus)
Heart Arrhythmias, Disrhythmias, Fibrillations
(see Cardiac Arrhythmias)
Heart Attack 208
Heart Disease (see Atherosclerosis, Heart Attack)
Heavy-Metal Poisoning 211
Hemorrhoids 216
Hepatitis (see Liver Disease)
Herpes (see Genital Herpes)
Herpes Zoster (see Shingles)
High Blood Pressure (see Hypertension)
Hiatal Hernia (see Gastritis)
Hyperactivity (see Attention Deficit Disorder)
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) 218
Hyperthyroidism 228
Hypoglycemia (see Diabetes)
Hypothyroidism 230
Immunity (see Infection)
Impotence (see Sexual Dysfunction)
Indigestion, Bloating, Gas 232
Infection, Immunity 236
Infertility (see Sexual Dysfunction)
Inflammation (see Pain, Inflammation)
Insect Bites and Stings 241
Insomnia 243
Itching (Pruritus), Rash, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Hives 248
Jaundice (see Liver Disease)
Jet Lag, Jet Travel 251
Kidney Stones 254
Lice (see Head Lice)
Liver Disease, Hepatitis, Jaundice 255
Lung Disease (see Asthma)
Lyme Disease 257
Macular Degeneration (see Cataracts, Macular Degeneration)
Measles and Rubella (see Communicable Diseases)
Melanoma (see Skin Problems)
Memory Loss (see Aging, Alzheimer's Disease)
Menopause 259
Menstrual Problems, Cramps, Excess Bleeding, "Flooding" 268
Mononucleosis, Epstein-Barr Syndrome 270
Morning Sickness (see Nausea)
Motion Sickness (see Nausea)
Mumps (see Communicable Diseases)
Muscle Cramps and Spasms (see Sports Injuries)
Nail Health 272
Nausea, Vomiting, Motion Sickness, Morning Sickness 273
Osteoporosis (see Bone Loss)
Otitis Media (see Ear Infections)
Ovarian Cysts 275
Overweight, Obesity 277
Pain, Inflammation 284
Parasites (Amoebas, Intestinal Worms) 288
Periodontal Disease (see Gingivitis)
Pertussis, Whooping Cough (see Communicable Diseases)
Planter's Warts (see Warts)
Pneumonia 292
Poisoning (see Food Poisoning)
Poison Oak, Poison Ivy (see Itching)
Polio (see Communicable Diseases)
Polyps, Nasal (see Sinusitis)
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) 295
Prostate Enlargement and Inflammation, Benign Prostatic
Hypertrophy (BPH), Prostatitis, Prostate Cancer 299
Psoriasis (see Skin Problems)
Rheumatic Fever (see Strep Throat)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (see Arthritis)
Rhinitis (see Sinusitis)
Rubella (see Communicable Diseases)
Salmonella (see Food Poisoning)
Sciatica (see Back Pain)
Seasonal Affective Disorder (See Depression)
Sexual Dysfunction: Impotence, Lack of Libido, Infertility 304
Shingles 307
Sinusitis, Rhinitis 308
Skin Cancer, Melanoma 312
Skin Infections (see Abscesses)
Skin Problems: Dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis,
Dry or Aging Skin, Scars, Stretch Marks 314
Sore Throat (see Colds)
Sports Injuries, Muscle Aches, Endurance 316
Stage Fright, Nervousness 317
"Strep" Throat, Rheumatic Fever 318
Stress, "Burn-Out" 321
Stroke 324
Sunburn (see First Aid)
Surgical Trauma, Recovery from Cosmetic Surgery 327
Syphilis 332
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (See Toothache)
Thrush (see Candidiasis)
Tetanus (see Communicable Diseases)
Thyroid, Hypo- and Hyper- (see Hypothyroidism,
Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears), Hearing Impairment 333
Toothache, TMJ Pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia 335
Toxic-Shock Syndrome 337
Trauma (See First Aid)
Trichomoniasis 338
Trigeminal Neuralgia (see Toothache)
Ulcers 338
Urethritis (see Bladder Infection)
Urinary Tract Infection (see Bladder Infection)
Uterine Fibroid Tumors 342
Uterine Prolapse 346
Vaginal Dryness, Menopausal Vaginal Infections 349
Vaginitis, Vaginosis, Vaginal Yeast Infection 351
Vomiting (see Nausea)
Warts 353
Water Retention, Bloating (see PMS)
Weight Loss (see Overweight)
Whooping Cough (see Communicable Diseases)
Yeast Infection (see Fungal Infections)
Endnotes 355
Natural Remedy Health Advisor 387
Index 399
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