Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine

by Jacqueline Langwith



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737743333
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/24/2009
Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Is Alternative Medicine Effective?

1 Acupuncture Is Effective Mike Adams 12

2 Acupuncture Is Ineffective Stephen Barrett 18

3 Homeopathy Is Effective Carolyn Dean Elissa Meininger 27

4 Homeopathy Is Ineffective Ben Goldacre 38

5 Chiropractic Is Effective National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine 51

6 Chiropractic Is Mostly Ineffective Bruce Thyer Gary Whittenberger 58

Chapter 2 Does Alternative Medicine Help Fight Disease?

1 Alternative Medicine Can Cure Cancer R. Webster Kehr 67

2 Alternative Medicine Cannot Cure Cancer Edzard Ernst 77

3 Alternative Medicine Can Help Fight Autism Kenneth A. Bock 82

4 Alternative Medicine Treatments for Autism Are Ineffective Jeff Grabmeier 90

5 Chinese Stem Cell Treatments Can Help Treat Childhood Blindness Wally Kennedy 96

6 Chinese Stem Cell Treatments Are Unpredictable and Risky Mark Borchert Joe Neel 104

Chapter 3 What Role Should Alternative Medicine Play in Health Care in the United States?

1 There Are Many Definitions of Alternative Medicine in the United States Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public 111

2 Alternative Medicine Has a Lot in Common with Mainstream American Medicine John Gamel 119

3 The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Provides Benefits to the American Public Josephine P. Briggs Richard J. Turman 130

4 The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Should Be Eliminated Wallace Sampson 137

5 Many U.S. Medical Schools Are Teaching Alternative Medicine Katherine S. Mangan 145

6 U.S. Medical Schools Should Not Teach Alternative Medicine Robert W. Donnell154

Facts About Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) 159

Organizations to Contact 162

For Further Reading 168

Index 173

Picture Credits 181

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