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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine - 04 edition

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780789731197

ISBN10: 0789731193

Absolute Beginner
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Que
International: No
Absolute Beginner

ISBN13: 9780789731197

ISBN10: 0789731193

Edition: 04

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The world of alternative medicine can be an intimidating and confusing place - there are so many different practices all claiming success for improved health. Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine guides you through the hype to the heart of alternative therapy, helping you discover which alternative is right for you. It is an easy-to-follow comprehensive resource, covering therapies as diverse as Chinese medicine, aromatherapy, massage, biofeedback, dream study, herbal remedies, meditation, Ayuredic medicine, homeopathy, yoga, prayer, and much more.

Written in easy-to-understand language, this book begins with the basics, covering the benefits of each therapy as well as things to watch out for. You then learn how to find a qualified practitioner, how diagnoses are made in each field, and what treatments work best for which ailments. The author also spells out how various therapies are used in conjunction with traditional Western medical treatment in complementary medicine. Find the best alternative therapy for your lifestyle and health needs with Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine!

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I An Introduction to Alternative Medicine

1. What Is Alternative Medicine All About?
2. How Does Alternative Medicine Work?

II Non-Western Healing Methods

3. Traditional Chinese Medicine
4. Ayurvedic Medicine
5. Native American Healing

III Botanical Healing

6. Herbal Medicine
7. Naturopathy
8. Homeopathy
9. Aromatherapy

IV Manual Healing Practices

10. Chiropractic Practice
11. Massage
12. Pressure-Point Therapies
13. Energy-Balancing Therapies
14. Combined Manual Therapies

V Mind-Body Techniques

15. Yoga
16. Meditation
17. Hypnotherapy
18. Dreamwork
19. Biofeedback
20. Movement-Oriented Therapies

VI Spiritual Therapies

21. Shamanism
22. Faith and Prayer

VII Other Therapieslectromagnetics

24. Detoxifying Therapies
25. Anim
23. Bioeal-Assisted Therapy