The Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the Internet / Edition 1

The Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the Internet / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0789015706
ISBN-13:
9780789015709
Pub. Date:
12/28/2003
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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The Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the Internet / Edition 1

Written by a medical reference librarian, this guide for consumers explains how to identify reliable Internet resources for information on complimentary and alternative medicine. It features a basic primer on searching the Internet as well as listings of Web sites with proven track records. The sites are organized by topic (acupuncture, Hispanic herbalism, osteopathic medicine, Rolfing, etc.). A glossary of terms completes the volume. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780789015709
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/2003
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Chapter 1.Words of Wisdom1
Introduction1
How I Selected These Web Sites2
Why Read This Book?3
Let the Searcher Beware: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly--Evaluating CAM Web Sites5
Getting Started8
Netiquette9
Chapter 2.General Web Sites13
Search Engines13
Discussion Groups (Mailing Lists, Chat Rooms, Newsgroups)18
Megasites (Medical School, Academic, or Library Based)21
Associations/Organizations27
General CAM Web Sites (Not Produced by Libraries, Universities, or Medical Schools)37
General Government Resources43
Chapter 3.A Sampling of CAM Therapies and Philosophies53
Acupuncture53
African-American Wellness54
Alexander Technique (AT)56
Aromatherapy58
Ayurvedic Medicine60
Biofeedback62
Chinese or Asian Traditional Medicine62
Chiropractic64
Feldenkrais Work65
Guided Imagery (GI)67
Herbal Medicine68
Hispanic Herbalism75
Holistic Medicine75
Homeopathic Medicine76
Humor or Clown Therapy79
Huna80
Hypnosis82
Massage Therapy84
Naturopathic Therapy85
Nutrition87
Osteopathic Medicine87
Pet Therapy92
Pilates Method94
Polarity Therapy95
Rolfing95
Shamanism96
Spirituality and Prayer98
Veterinary CAM98
Chapter 4.CAM for Specific Illnesses or Symptoms103
Cancer103
Crohn's Disease/Colitis/Irritable Bowel Syndrome105
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome105
Hepatitis C108
Menopause108
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)109
Parkinson's Disease110
Sickle-Cell Disease111
Chapter 5.Parting Advice: Ready, Set, "Google"113
Glossary115
Index121

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