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Understanding Alternative Medicine (Venture Book)

Rattenbury, Jeanne

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ISBN 10: 0531114139 / ISBN 13: 9780531114131
Published by Scholastic Library Publishing, 1999
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Title: Understanding Alternative Medicine (Venture ...

Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing

Publication Date: 1999

Book Condition:Good

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Introduces five alternative medical systems and five major alternative treatments, including osteopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and massage therapy.

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Grade 6-8-As modern Western medicine acknowledges its shortcomings in treating chronic and fatal illnesses, alternative systems or complementary treatments are becoming more popular. This title describes osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and Ayurvedic medicine and looks at therapies such as homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy and body work, and mind-body medicine. Rattenbury begins with an overview of prevalent types of treatments and ideas concerning health and disease throughout history. She then reveals the origins, key philosophy, and hallmark treatment techniques of each alternative system. She describes a typical patient examination, the type and amount of training practitioners receive, and how they may be licensed in the United States. The history, effectiveness, and variations of therapies are clearly detailed. An extensive glossary, solid bibliography, and listing of 16 organizations related to alternative-medical systems add to the usefulness of this volume. Howard Facklam's Alternative Medicine (21st Century, 1995) provides much of the same information but has no illustrations, smaller print, and longer blocks of text. Rattenbury presents an appealing package in an easily accessible format.
Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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