| ||Modern Americans are facing a new era of unprecedented choices in medical treatment ? and responsibility. While conventional medicine has extended life expectancy, it has been unable to effectively address many conditions of chronic illness, aging, and problems due to reactions to drug therapies. This is one of the first books to provide a comprehensive, unbiased, and authoritative overview of the alternative health care traditions available today. You?ll find data on procedures, techniques, and principles of the following: Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Naturopathic medicine, Homeopathy, Mind/Body medicine, Osteopathic medicine, Chiropractic, and massage therapy/bodywork. It is written in a clear style with case examples to help you evaluate each of these eight leading traditions for suitability and balance, or as an adjunct to conventional medicine. Also included are guidelines for selecting a practitioner.361 pages. Includes extensive chapter notes and an index. |
Author William Collinge, M.P.H., Ph.D. is a teacher, researcher and author in the field of integrative health. He has taught in the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, and several other universities. His other books include Subtle Energy and Recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.