The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

The-Gale-Encyclopedia-of-Alternative-Medicine-epubAuthoritative, objective and in tune with the subjects that matter to students and researchers, The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine presents unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices. Covering all aspects of the subject, the Encyclopedia identifies and explains the many types of alternative medicine being practiced today, from acupuncture to yoga.

Nearly 750 entries are included in the Encyclopedia covering therapies, diseases/conditions and herbs/remedies. Full color photographs appear throughout, including those depicting the various plants and herbs from which many alternative medications are derived.

Can magnets relieve arthritis pain? Does the scent of lavender calm the nerves? Is St. John's Wort a mood enhancer? Authoritative, objective and in tune with the subjects that matter to students and researchers, Gale presents four volumes of current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices.

Covering all aspects of the subject through more than 800 entries, The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine identifies types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy. For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of organizations, as well as descriptions of treatments.

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