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Alternative Medicine

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ISBN-10: 0737738200

ISBN-13: 9780737738209

Edition: N/A

Authors: David M. Haugen, Susan Musser

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
Introduction
Does Alternative Medicine Work?
Chapter Preface
Homeopathic Medicine Is Effective
Homeopathic Medicine Is Ineffective
Chiropractic Can Reduce Some Types of Pain
Chiropractic Is a Potentially Dangerous Pseudoscience
Herbal Medicines Are Effective
Herbal Medicines Vary in Their Effectiveness and Some May Be Dangerous
Periodical Bibliography
Why Is Alternative Medicine Popular?
Chapter Preface
People Choose Alternative Medicine Because They Are Dissatisfied with Conventional Medicine
People Choose Alternative Medicine Because They Fall for Sales Pitches
People Choose Alternative Medicine Because They Want to Believe It Works
Employers Choose Alternative Medicine to Combat Health Care Costs
Periodical Bibliography
Can Alternative and Conventional Medicine Work Together?
Chapter Preface
Spirituality Should Be Part of Conventional Medical Treatment
Spirituality Should Not Be Part of Conventional Medical Treatment
Alternative Medicine Should Submit to Conventional Testing Standards
Conventional Medical Testing Standards Are Flawed
Alternative Medicine Should Be Integrated into Medical School
Alternative Medicine Should Be Evaluated Critically in Medical School
Periodical Bibliography
What Should Government Do to Research and Regulate Alternative Medicine?
Chapter Preface
The FDA Should Tightly Regulate Herbal Supplements
Tighter Regulation of Herbal Supplements May Overshadow Their Appropriate Use
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Promotes Pseudoscience
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Promotes Valuable Research
Periodical Bibliography
For Further Discussion
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography of Books
Index