The Alternative Medicine Ratings Guide: An Expert Panel Ranks the Best Treatments for over 80 Conditions

The Alternative Medicine Ratings Guide: An Expert Panel Ranks the Best Treatments for over 80 Conditions

by Steven Bratman

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Overview

In this groundbreaking book, twenty top experts review and rate the mo st popular alternative treatments for more than 100 common ailments. E ach entry details the treatment's effectiveness, potential side effect s, clinical research, ease of use and cost. One person in three now re lies on some form of alternative medical care, from dietary supplement s and herbal remedies to chiropractic and Eastern medicines; there's s omething for each one of those people in this comprehensive book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761512783
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/22/1998
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 7.32(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Steven Bratman, M.D., is a physician whose practice integrates the best of conventional and alternative medicine. He believes that alternative medicine has both strengths and weaknesses, just like conventional medicine. This even-handed critique has made him a trusted party on both sides of the debate.

His books include The Alternative Medicine Sourcebook: A Realistic Evaluation of Alternative Healing Methods, The Alternative Medicine Ratings Guide: An Expert Panel Ranks the Best Alternative Treatments for Over 80 Conditions (Prima), the professional text Clinical Evaluation of Medicinal Herbs and Other Therapeutic Natural Products (Prima), Health Food Junkies, and the following titles in The Natural Pharmacist series: Your Complete Guide to Herbs; Your Complete Guide to Illnesses and Their Natural Remedies; Natural Health Bible, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition; and St. John's Wort and Depression. He is also co-author of The Natural Pharmacist: Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions Bible.

Table of Contents

Members of the Expert Panel
Introduction
1. Why an Expert Panel?
2. The Expert Panel's Recommendations
Acne
Adhesions and Scar Tissue (After Surgery)
Allergies (Itchy Eyes, Runny Nose, and Aching Sinuses, a.k.a. Hay Fever)
Angina
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Asthma
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Bladder Infection (Urinary Tract Infection)
Boils
Candida
Canker Sores
Cardiomyopathy
Cervical Dysplasia
Cholesterol (Elevated)
Common Cold
Congestive Heart Failure
Constipation
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Depression (Mild to Moderate)
Diabetes
Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
Ear Infections
Eczema
Esophageal Reflux
Fatigue
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Fluid Retention
Food Allergies
Gallstones
Gout
Heart Palpitations
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis
Herpes (Genital Herpes and Cold Sores)
Hives (Urticaria)
Hypertension
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
Hypothyroidism
Impotence
Infertility in Men
Infertility in Women
Insomnia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Spastic Colon)
Menopausal Symptoms (Other than Osteoporosis)
Menstrual Problems
Nausea
Nausea of Pregnancy (Morning Sickness)
Non-Healing Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis
Ovarian Cysts and Uterine Fibroids
Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)
Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Prostatitis (Chronic)
Raynaud's Disease
Restless-Legs Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sinus Infections
Strep Throat
Threatened Miscarriage
Ulcers
Varicose Veins
3. Soft Tissue Pain
Back Pain (Acute)
Back Pain (Chronic)
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Headache (Migraine)
Headache (Tension)
Knee Pain
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Neck Pain (Acute)
Neck Pain (Chronic)
Pinched Nerves (Sciatica, Disc Disease, etc.)
Plantar Fasciitis
Shoulder Pain
Tailbone Pain
Tendinitis
TMJ Pain
Trigeminal Neuralgia
4. Prevention and Wellness
Conclusion
Appendix: The Toolkit
Notes
Recommended Readings
Index

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