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From the Publisher
With all the recent promotion of herbal remedies and alternative
therapies--acupuncture, therapeutic touch, aroma therapy, magnet
therapy, homeopathy, naturopathy, Ayurvedic medicine, and many
others--how can the average consumer find objective, scientific
information evaluating these products and treatments? Without
reliable information from objective, scientifically qualified
sources, consumers run the risk of wasting their money, or worse,
endangering their health.
This anthology of research articles by reputable scientists is
dedicated exclusively to the careful scrutiny of the claims of
alternative medicine. Using scientific and rational criteria,
well-respected scientists and physicians review available evidence
for therapeutic claims, critique published studies, present
original research, and discuss the methods and principles of valid
research. Among the topics covered are the origins of alternative
medicine and current trends; the theories and therapies of Andrew
Weil, naturopathy, therapeutic touch, and colloidal silver
treatment; the psychological dimensions of belief in unconventional
treatments; and the ethics of promoting unproven treatments.
This informative, user-friendly volume is a must for everyone
considering alternative medicine.