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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine

ISBN-10: 0789731193
ISBN-13: 9780789731197
Edition: 2004
Authors: Karen Fontaine
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Description: The world of alternative medicine can be an intimidating and confusing place - so many different types of practices all claiming success for improved health. The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine is an easy-to-follow comprehensive  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 3/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The world of alternative medicine can be an intimidating and confusing place - so many different types of practices all claiming success for improved health. The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine is an easy-to-follow comprehensive resource for 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, the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine guides readers through the hype to the heart of alternative therapy, explaining how to find a qualified practitioner, how diagnoses are made in each field, and what treatments work best for which ailments. The author also explains how various therapies are used in conjunction with traditional Western medical treatment in complementary medicine. Now that medical doctors are discovering the power behind alternative medicine, patients are more likely than ever before to be referred for an alternative therapy in addition to traditional therapy. Currently more than 3.8% of doctor visits result in an order of alternative medical therapy. Vital and Health Statistics, 6/02.

Karen Lee Fontaine, R.N., M.S.N., is Professor of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet, where she has been teaching for 20 years. She is also a certified sex therapist and maintains a private practice coun�seling individuals and couples. Her publishing awards include the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award (2000) for Healing Practices: Alternative Therapies for Nursing and the Annual Nursing Book Review Sigma Theta Tau (2000) for Mental Health Nursing (4th edition). Her distinguishing academic honors include the Luther Christman Excellence in Published Writing Award, Gamma Phi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Rush University (1997) and Distinguished Lecturer, Sigma Theta Tau International (1994-1995). She has also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy since 2000.

An Introduction to Alternative Medicine
What Is Alternative Medicine All About?
How Does Alternative Medicine Work?
Non-Western Healing Methods
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Ayurvedic Medicine
Native American Healing
Botanical Healing
Herbal Medicine
Naturopathy
Homeopathy
Aromatherapy
Manual Healing Practices
Chiropractic Practice
Massage
Pressure-Point Therapies
Energy-Balancing Therapies
Combined Manual Therapies
Mind-Body Techniques
Yoga
Meditation
Hypnotherapy
Dreamwork
Biofeedback
Movement-Oriented Therapies
Spiritual Therapies
Shamanism
Faith and Prayer
Other Therapies
Bioelectromagnetics
Detoxifying Therapies
Animal-Assisted Therapy
Appendix
Alternative Therapies for Common Health Problems
Index

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