The Alternative Medicine Sourcebook: A Realistic Evaluation of Alternative Healing Methods

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A medical doctor explores homepathy, movement therapy, bodywork, naturopathy, and Chinese medicine, explaining how to use these treatments and locate qualified practitioners

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One-third of all Americans currently use some form of alternative treatment, whether to enhance their sense of well-being or to complement conventional medical treatments. Whatever the reason, alternative medicine has had a profound influence on the way people approach their health care. Dr. Steven Bratman examines the various branches of alternative medicine, including homeopathy, movement therapies, bodywork, naturopathy, and Chinese medicine. he provides information on how to properly use these approaches, how to find qualified practitioners, and how alternative therapies can complement medical treatment. The world of alternative medicine is diverse and sometimes self-contradicting, so The Alternative Medicine Sourcebook takes a balanced look at each methods, exploring its strengths and weaknesses, and distinguishing between what is useful and what is not so that the readers can make an informed decision about their health. The Alternative Medicine Sourcebook is a valuable addition to any personal, medical school, and public library collection. -- Midwest Book Review

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For The Alternative Medicine Ratings Guide, Bratman, a physician whose practice integrates both conventional and alternative medicine, assembled a panel of 18 expertsAfrom holistic M.D.'s to a certified RolferAto rate the effectiveness of alternative therapies for some 80 health conditions. The Alternative Medicine Sourcebook explores the strengths and weaknesses of alternative healing methods. While they complement each other, each book can stand on its own and would be a useful tool for consumers seeking to make informed decisions about alternative options.
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