The Handbook of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: The Most Authoritative and Complete Guide…

Hardcover | July 1, 1996

EditorStephen Fulder

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The Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is acknowledged to be the most authoritative and complete guide to complementary medicine available. The result of extensive research, it provides a detailed picture of the status of alternative and complementary medicine in the UK andinternationally.The Handbook examines the developing social position of complementary medicine, including legal, political, scientific, educational, and demographic aspects, and considers why people choose complementary therapies, how many do so, and what happens during and after their treatment. For each therapy,there is a concise review of the theoretical. practical, and research aspects, written in collaboration with a leading practitioner, and providing an authorative introduction to the field. The book also includes an invaluable resource guide, covering all the significant colleges, professionalbodies, and societies in this area of medicine, and detailing over 250 organizations, as well as an extensive glossary and bibliography.This third edition has been extensively rewritten, expanded, and updated, and reflects the dramatic increase in complementary medicine over the past years - in the UK alone there are more complementary practitioners than general practitioners now. It charts the growing level of interest amongmedical professionals and the general public; the coverage of research has been extended; new sections have been added dealing with the UK National Health Service and education.The Handbook is an invaluable reference source for all medical practitioners, including nurses, reseachers, and administrators, as well as members of the general public who want to make an informed choice about complementary medicine.

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The Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is acknowledged to be the most authoritative and complete guide to complementary medicine available. The result of extensive research, it provides a detailed picture of the status of alternative and complementary medicine in the UK andinternationally.The Handbook examines the devel...

Stephen Fulder is the Director of Consultancy and Research on Biomedicine, based in Israel.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:July 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192626698

ISBN - 13:9780192626691

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Table of Contents

Glossary and classification of therapiesPart 1: General survey1. The background2. The patient3. The therapist4. Complementary medicine, government, and the lawPart 2: The therapies6. Acupuncture and oriental medicine7. Alexander and Feldenkrais techniques8. Anthroposophical medicine9. Ayurveda10. Chiropractic11. Creative and sensory therapies12. Healing13. Herbalism14. Homeopathy15. Hypnotherapy16. Manual therapies including reflexology and aromatherapy17. Mind-body therapies18. Naturopathy and nutritional medicine19. Osteopathy20. RadionicsPart 3: Organizations and collegesAcupuncture and oriental medicineAlexander and Feldendrais techniquesAnthroposophical medicineAyurvedaChiropracticCreative and sensory therapiesHealingHerbalismHomeopathyHypnotherapyManual therapiesMind-Body therapiesNaturopathy and nutritional medicineOsteopathyRadionicsMiscellaneous and generalBibliographyIndex

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`The text is accessible to both professionals and potential clients. Background detail and fundamental concepts are provided for most of the therapies together with details of practice. Each section is well referenced, and an extensive bibliography is included at the end of the book...aninvaluable source for the lay person or the professional.'Public Health