eBook The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1573027359
  • ISBN-13: 9781573027359
  • DDC: 615.503
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2848 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

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.

Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases and 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 in each entry are glossary sidebars that define key terms. The four volumes contain more than 800 entries, approximately 400 color images, and many informative illustrations and charts pertaining to herbs and flowers, therapies and procedures, nutrition, and diseases and conditions. More than 50 new entries were added, on topics ranging from cherry juice, modified citrus pectin, oleander, and horticultural therapy; most existing entries were reviewed and updated, and many new images, charts and illustrations were added.

Features and Benefits

  • 50 new entries; updated color photos; new charts and illustrations; more than 200 full updates and more partial updates.
  • 75 new tables, charts and illustrations show important procedures and statistics.
  • Biographies of 39 important figures in the field of Alternative Medicine are included and have been updated for this edition.
  • Approximately 400 cross references steer readers to topics that might be known under other names.

What's New

  • Among the 50 new entries is one on how the Affordable Care Act will work with Alternative Medicine practices, which is very timely and important for this new edition, as medical changes are imminent in the United States.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1573027308 | ISBN-13: 9781573027304

Table of Contents

Acai berry.
Acupressure.
Acupuncture.
Aging.
AIDS.
Alzheimers disease.
Anorexia nervosa.
Anti-inflammatory diets.
Bladder infection.
Blood clots.
Blood poisoning.
Bloodroot.
Blue cohosh.
Botanical medicine.
Breast cancer.
Breastfeeding problems.
Caffeine.
Calcarea carbonica.
Calcium.
Cancer.
Cancer-fighting foods.
Cherry juice.
Chickenpox.
Childhood nutrition.
Chinese massage.
Chrysanthemum flower.
Cinnamon bark.
Cirrhosis.
Club moss.
Cnidium seeds.
Codonopsis root.
Colchicum.
Cold sores.
Complementary alternative medicine and surgery.
Conjunctivitis.
Constipation.
Crohn's disease.
Depression.
Dermatitis.
Detoxification.
Devil's claw.
Diabetes mellitus.
Dizziness.
Ear infection.
Eat right for your type diet.
Echinacea.
Eczema.
Evening primrose oil.
Evodia fruit.
Exercise.
Fasting.
Fatigue.
Feng shui.
Fish oil.
Flaxseed.
Flower remedies.
Frostbite and frostnip.
Gallstones.
Gastroenteritis.
Gelsemium.
Glucosamine.
Glycemic index diets.
Green tea.
Guggul.
Guided imagery.
Gum disease.
Hatha yoga.
Heart attack.
Heart disease.
Hypnotherapy.
Hypoglycemia.
Impotence.
Indigestion.
Infant massage.
Infections.
Infertility.
Inflammatory bowel disease.
Influenza.
Insulin resistance.
Jamaica dogwood.
Jaundice.
Jet lag.
Jojoba oil.
Journal therapy.
Juice fasts.
Juice therapies.
Juniper.
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Kali bichromicum.
Lacto-ovo vegetarianism.
Lactose intolerance.
Laryngitis.
Lavender.
Lead poisoning.
Learning disorders.
Lemongrass.
Leukemia.
Lyme disease.
Magnesium.
Magnetic therapy.
Magnolia.
Martial arts.
Massage therapy.
Mediterranean diet.
Mexican yam.
Modified citrus pectin.
Mugwort leaf.
Music therapy.
Myopia.
Natural hormone replacement therapy.
Natural hygiene diet.
Naturopathic medicine.
Nausea.
Neck pain.
Nutrition.
Obesity.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Oleander.
Olive leaves.
Omega-3 fatty acids.
Osteopathy.
Osteoporosis.
Ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cysts.
Pain.
Paleolithic diet.
Pancreatitis.
Panic disorder.
Passionflower.
Past-life therapy.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Pilates.
Pomegranate.
Positive emotions.
Postpartum depression.
Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Potassium.
Prickly pear cactus.
Probiotics.
Progressive muscle relaxation.
Prolotherapy.
Prostate cancer.
Raw foods diet.
Raynaud's syndrome.
Red cedar.
Red clover.
Red yeast rice extract.
Reflexology.
Reiki.
Reishi mushroom.
Rubenfeld synergy.
Safflower flower.
Saffron.
Sage.
Shiitake mushroom.
Sodium.
Sore throat.
South Beach diet.
Soy protein.
Spearmint.
Spinal manipulative therapy.
Sunburn.
Systemic lupus erythematoses.
T'ai chi.
Tea tree oil.
Tendinitis.
Tourette syndrome.
Toxic shock syndrome.
Traditional Chinese medicine.
Tuberculosis.
Veganism.
Vegetarianism.
Venom immunotherapy.
Vitalistic_approach.
Vitamin C.
Vitamin D.
Water and nutrition.
Wheat germ.
Wheat grass therapy.
Wheezing.
Whole foods vs processed foods.
Whole grains.
Wormwood.
Wounds.
Yoga.
Zinc.