Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine

Book - 2007
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Every day, newspapers and television news programs present stories on the latest controversies over healthcare and medical advances, but they do not have the space to provide detailed background on the issues. Websites and weblogs provide information from activists and partisans intent on presenting their side of a story. But where can students - or even ordinary citizens - go to obtain unbiased, detailed background on the medical issues affecting their daily lives? This volume in the Health and Medical Issues Today series provides readers and researchers with a balanced, in-depth introduction to the medical, scientific, legal, and cultural issues surrounding alternative medicine and its importance in today's world of healthcare.
Provides an introduction to the scientific, legal, and ethical issues involved in complementary and alternative medicine

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In her doctoral research, Larson (U. of Kentucky) focused on evidence-based medicine in women's health. Her mission here is to provide a savvy consumer's guide to healthcare--alternative medicine in particular. She explores its principles, research support, regulation, insurance coverage for, and other controversies surrounding holistic medicine in the context of escalating US healthcare costs and conventional medicine errors. A major portion of the volume is devoted to an annotated list of primary sources. It also feature timelines for alternative medicine systems and specific therapies (e.g., botanical medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy). Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Presents an introduction to alternative medicine and discusses such topics as its effectiveness, insurance coverage, legal issues, government regulations, and the relation of alternative treatment to pharmaceuticals.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
ISBN: 0313337187 (alk. paper)
9780313337185 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 610 LAR
Characteristics: xv, 215 p. ; 25 cm

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