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Here, at long last, is an unbiased look at alternative medicine by a distinguished and experienced clinician with an open mind. Ignoring the name-calling and turf wars among various health care factions, Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, a professor of clinical medicine and author of several bestselling books (including Doctor, What Should I Eat? and The Best Treatment), turns his erudition to examining the field of alternative medicine. Based on in-depth research, and written with his trademark wit and candor, Dr. Rosenfeld reviews the track records of dozens of the most widely-used alternative therapies. He discusses such diverse approaches as hypnosis, acupuncture, chelation, homeopathy, reflexology, aromatherapy, applied kinesiology, hydrotherapy, oxygen therapy, fasting, Ayurvedic medicine, use of medicinal herbs, craniosacral therapy -- and more.
For each approach, Dr. Rosenfeld describes how it is used, the theories on which it is based, how much scientific evidence exists to support claims for it, and, most important for the health consumer, whether it actually works. Dr. Rosenfeld calls it as it is, including a delicious description of how to tell a quack from a legitimate practitioner.
This is an eye-opening and entertaining approach to a controversial subject of vital interest to everyone. You will find many surprises in these pages. Read the excerpt for just some of the ways alternative medicine can and cannot work for you.
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Dr. Izzy is one of our idols, right up there with Andrew Weil. He's a conventionally trained physician, but is willing to consider that alternative, complementary therapies can be helpful. Here, he presents his research into the major alternative schools of treatment, from homeopathy and herbals, to chelation and reflexology and gives bottom-line rulings on what works and what doesn't. Some of his no-nonsense rulings will annoy establishment physicians and delight alternative practitioners, and vice versa. A terrific guide if you're trying to choose an alternative treatment and want to know the medical/scientific evidence for whether or not it works.
Executive Editor & Divisional Vice President
--Antonio M. Gotto, M.D., Dean, Cornell University Medical College
--Richard Rosenthal, Rosenthal Center for Alternative and Complimentary Medicine Columbia University
"EASY TO READ, EASY TO UNDERSTAND."
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Book Description Random House, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0679428178
Book Description Random House, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0679428178
Book Description Random House, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110679428178