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The Gale encyclopedia of alternative medicine

Author: Kristine M Krapp; Jacqueline L Longe
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Group, ©2001.
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Authoritative, objective and in tune with the subjects that matter to students and researchers, the Gale Group presents The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine -- unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices. Covering all aspects of the subject -- therapies, conditions/ diseases, herbs/plants and people -- the Encyclopedia identifies 40 types of alternative medicine being practiced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gale encyclopedia of alternative medicine.
Detroit : Gale Group, ©2001
(OCoLC)606588680
Online version:
Gale encyclopedia of alternative medicine.
Detroit : Gale Group, ©2001
(OCoLC)609212170
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristine M Krapp; Jacqueline L Longe
ISBN: 0787649996 9780787649999 0787650005 9780787650001 0787650013 9780787650018 0787650021 9780787650025 078765003X 9780787650032
OCLC Number: 44681897
Description: 4 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. A-C --
v. 2. D-K --v. 3. L-R --
v. 4. S-Z.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of alternative medicine
Responsibility: Kristine Krapp and Jacqueline L. Longe, editors.
Local System Bib Number:
163006

Abstract:

Authoritative, objective and in tune with the subjects that matter to students and researchers, the Gale Group presents The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine -- unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices. Covering all aspects of the subject -- therapies, conditions/ diseases, herbs/plants and people -- the Encyclopedia identifies 40 types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including: Accupressure/accupuncture -- Ayurveda -- Biofeedback -- Chelation therapy -- Chinese medicine -- Chiropractic -- Detoxification -- Feldenkrais -- Kinesiology -- Naturopathy -- Osteopathy -- Polarity therapy -- Yoga -- And many others For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of organizations, as well as descriptions of treatments. Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases, medicinal uses for plants and herbs are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors. Biographies of pioneers in the field -- including Deepak Chopra, Edward Bach and David Palmer -- appear as sidebars through the text. Included are 50 sidebars. Each volume contains a color photo insert containing images of herbs. Includes more than 275 disease/ condition entries, 300 herb/remedy entries and 150 therapies.
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