ISBN13:978-0393318166 ISBN10: 0393318168 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0393045666 ISBN10: 0393045668
Summary: Many HMOs are including alternative therapies in their benefits, and reports of herbal and other remedies are constantly in the news -- people need an objective source of information and sound advice on alternative medicine. Dr. Barrie Cassileth shows the reader how to evaluate over fifty therapies, from Ayurveda to homeopathy to acupuncture. She discusses the origins of each therapy, the reasons practitioners say it works, the scientific evidence, and the places to
go for treatment. Dr. Cassileth includes methods that might have no scientific basis but seem to work, and she forthrightly warns against those that may be dangerous. Arranged alphabetically with illustrations throughout, The Alternative Medicine Handbook is the ideal guide to safe alternative therapies.
Summary: Many HMOs are including alternative therapies in their benefits, and reports of herbal and other remedies are constantly in the news -- people need an objective source of information and sound advice on alternative medicine. Dr. Barrie Cassileth shows the reader how to evaluate over fifty therapies, from Ayurveda to homeopathy to acupuncture. She discusses the origins of each therapy, the reasons practitioners say it works, the scientific evidence, and the places to go for treatment. Dr. Cassileth includes methods that might have no scientific basis but seem to work, and she forthrightly warns against those that may be dangerous. Arranged alphabetically with illustrations throughout, The Alternative Medicine Handbook is the ideal guide to safe alternative therapies. ...show less
Barrie R. Cassileth was a founding member of the Advisory Council to the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine and is a member of the complementary and alternative medicine committee of the American Cancer Society. Adjunct professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina and consulting professor of community and family medicine at Duke University, she is currently affiliated with Harvard University School of Medicine.
"One of the best books on the subject: written by an expert . . . in language that is clear and simple yet to the point and correct."
--Edzard Ernst, M.D., Ph.D., director, Department of Complementary Medicine, University of Exeter
"This authoritative guidebook will be worthwhile reading for anyone planning to venture outside mainstream medicine."
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