Pelletier, Kenneth R.

ISBN 10: 0684842076 / ISBN 13: 9780684842073
Published by New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000) dj, 2000
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. "Based on an enormous body of research, including new research funded by the National Institutes of Health, [this] is the first book to provide authoritative, scientifically based answers to these questions." Introduction by Dr Andrew Weil. Presentation copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To. . . Thank you for making all our stays with you so magical. Best wishes" Includes chapters on herbal medicine, Chinese medicine and more. Selected bibliography. Index. 450 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 58399

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Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000) dj

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A comprehensive reference source on alternative medical treatments explores twelve therapies that have been shown effective, including Ayurvedic medicine, Europe and herbs, and acupuncture, and discusses specific conditions and provides recommendations. BOMC, QPB & One Spirit Alt.


Complementary and alternative medicine, which ranges from acupuncture and chiropractic care to more esoteric disciplines such as Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, was a $14 billion industry by the year 2000. As the public's interest in health practices outside the purview of conventional medicine has increased, so has the controversy about the efficacy of such methods. But while conventional doctors criticize the absence of conclusive clinical evidence for most alternative therapies, there is nevertheless a growing number of people who suffer from chronic illnesses and, frustrated by the usual medical route, are willing to try new modalities. In The Best Alternative Medicine, Dr. Kenneth Pelletier of the Stanford School of Medicine addresses the debate head-on with the goal of providing an authoritative consumer reference guide that focuses on the existing body of clinical research (funded in large part by the National Institutes of Health) and the safest applications of the 12 most common practices. Pelletier, who is also the director of the National Institutes of Health's Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program and the author of Sound Mind, Sound Body: A New Model for Lifelong Health, evaluates those approaches mentioned above as well as mind-body medicine, supplements, Western herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, and the healing applications of spirituality from three perspectives: what works, what doesn't work, and what is "in the works." He then presents an A to Z of health conditions--from AIDS and arthritis to osteoporosis and varicose veins--with bulleted points referencing the beneficial alternative therapies. While Pelletier is clearly an advocate of complementary and alternative medicine, he takes a discerning position and carefully cuts through the jargon and unsubstantiated claims to present an unbiased, evidence-based resource that will be invaluable to people considering a new approach to their health care. --Rebecca Wright

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