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The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 5th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1410394336
  • ISBN-13: 9781410394330
  • DDC: 615.503
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 3217 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2009
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Available December 2019
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Overview

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 5th Edition, covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, foods, and people (biographies of pioneers and leaders in the field). Identifies hundreds of types of complementary and alternative medicine therapies, supplements and complimentary healthcare being practiced today, as well as alternative ways to treat diseases and conditions. Topics include Bach flower essences, Crystal healing, cancer, depression, stress, vitamins, Chinese foxglove root, meditation, reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, hypnobirthing, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, naturopathy, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and osteopathy. Popular nutrition supplements such as acai, capsicum, cherry juice, and Oleander, and many others are covered in this new edition. In addition, updated content will take into account the impact that the Affordable Care Act will have on this field of medicine.

The set follows the standards of the Gale Encyclopedia of … Health Series that is well-known by librarians.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides readers with in-depth, up-to-date, and accessible information that will help them deal with and understand their own dietary issues.
  • “Key Terms” sidebar for each entry to define unfamiliar terms and concepts.
  • Words to Know, Glossary, List of Organizations, Subject Index; Full-Color Images and Illustrations throughout.
  • Alphabetic arrangement of entries and extensive cross-referencing.

What's New

  • All entries in this volume are new (See Table of Contents for listing.)

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410394271 | ISBN-13: 9781410394279

Table of Contents

5–HTP.
Açaí berry.
Abscess.
Acidophilus.
Acne.
Aconite.
Acrylamide.
Acudetox.
Acupressure.
Acupuncture.
Ademetionine.
Adie’s pupil.
African pygeum.
Agastache.
Aging.
AIDS.
Alcoholism.
Alexander technique.
Alfalfa.
Alisma.
Alkaline diet.
Allergies.
Allium cepa.
Aloe.
Alpha–hydroxy.
Alzheimer’s disease.
Amenorrhea.
Amino acids.
Andrographis.
Androstenedione.
Anemarrhena.
Anemia.
Angelica.
Angina.
Anise.
Ankylosing spondylitis.
Anorexia nervosa.
Anthroposophical medicine.
Anti–aging diet.
Anti–inflammatory diets.
Antioxidants.
Anxiety.
Apis.
Apitherapy.
Apple cider vinegar.
Applied kinesiology.
Apricot seed.
Arginine.
Arnica.
Aromatherapy.
Arrowroot.
Arsenicum album.
Art therapy.
Artichoke.
Ashwaganda.
Asthma.
Astigmatism.
Aston–Patterning.
Astragalus.
Atherosclerosis.
Athlete’s foot.
Atkins diet.
Atractylodes.
Attention–deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Aucklandia.
Auditory integration training.
Aura therapy.
Auriculotherapy.
Autism.
Avemar.
Awapuhi.
Ayurvedic medicine.
Bach flower essences.
Balm of Gilead.
Balsam poplar.
Barberry.
Barley grass.
Bates method.
Bayberry.
Bedsores.
Bedwetting.
Bee pollen.
Beetroot.
Behavioral optometry.
Behavioral therapy.
Belladonna.
Beta hydroxy.
Beta-carotene.
Betaine hydrochloride.
Beta-methylbutyric acid.
Bhakti yoga.
Bilberry.
Binge eating disorder.
Bioenergetic therapy.
Biofeedback.
Bioflavonoids.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Biota.
Biotherapeutic drainage.
Biotin.
Bipolar disorder.
Bites and stings.
Bitter melon.
Bitters.
Black cohosh.
Black cumin seed extract.
Black currant seed oil.
Black haw.
Black walnut.
Bladder cancer.
Bladder infection.
Bladderwrack.
Blessed thistle.
Blisters.
Blood clots.
Blood poisoning.
Bloodroot.
Blue cohosh.
Body odor.
Boils.
Bone broth.
Bone spurs.
Bonemeal.
Boneset.
Borage oil.
Boron.
Boswellia.
Botanical medicine.
Breast cancer.
Breast-feeding problems.
Breath therapy.
Breema.
Brewer’s yeast.
Bromelain.
Bronchitis.
Bruises.
Bruxism.
Bryonia.
Buchu.
Buckthorn.
Bugle weed.
Bulimia nervosa.
Bunion.
Bupleurum.
Burdock root.
Burns.
Bursitis.
Butcher’s broom.
Buteyko.
Cacao.
Cadmium poisoning.
Caffeine.
Calcarea carbonica.
Calcium.
Calendula.
Cancer.
Cancer treatments, biological.
Cancer-fighting foods.
Canker sores.
Cannabinoids.
Cantharis.
Capsicum.
Cardiac biomarkers.
Carnitine.
Carotenoids.
Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Cartilage supplements.
Castor oil.
Cat’s claw.
Cataracts.
Catnip.
Cayce systems.
Cayenne.
Celiac disease.
Cell salt therapy.
Cell therapy.
Cellulite.
Cerebral palsy.
Cerebral vascular insufficiency.
Cervical dysplasia.
Chakra balancing.
Chamomile.
Charcoal, activated.
Chasteberry tree.
Chelated minerals.
Chelation therapy.
Chelidonium.
Chemical poisoning.
Cherry bark.
Cherry juice.
Chickenpox.
Chickweed.
Chicory.
Childbirth.
Childhood nutrition.
Chills.
Chinese foxglove root.
Chinese massage.
Chinese system of food cures.
Chiropractic.
Chlamydia.
Chlorella.
Cholesterol.
Choline.
Chondroitin.
Christian Science healing.
Chromium.
Chronic fatigue syndrome.
Chronobiology.
Chrysanthemum flower.
Chymotrypsin.
Cicada.
Cinnamon bark.
Cirrhosis.
Club moss.
Cnidium seeds.
Coconut.
Codonopsis root.
Coenzyme Q10.
Coix.
Colchicum.
Cold sore.
Coleus.
Coley’s toxin.
Colic.
Colitis.
Colloidal silver.
Colonic irrigation.
Color therapy.
Colorectal cancer.
Colostrum.
Coltsfoot.
Comfrey.
Common cold.
Complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) and surgery.
Conjunctivitis.
Constipation.
Contact dermatitis.
Cookware.
Copper.
Coptis.
Cordyceps.
Corns and calluses.
Cornsilk.
Cornus.
Corydalis.
Cotton root bark.
Cough.
Cradle cap.
Cramp bark.
Cranberry.
Craniosacral therapy.
Creatine.
Crohn’s disease.
Croup.
Crystal healing.
Cupping.
Curanderismo.
Curcumin.
Cuscuta.
Cuts and scratches.
Cymatic therapy.
Cyperus.
D ribose.
Dairy alternatives.
Damiana.
Dance therapy.
Dandelion.
Dandruff.
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice.
Dementia.
Depression.
Dermatitis.
Detoxification.
Developmental optometry.
Devil’s claw.
DHEA.
Diabetes mellitus.
Diamond diet.
Diaper rash.
Diarrhea.
Diathermy.
Diet and disease prevention.
Diets.
Digestive enzymes.
Digitalis.
Dioscorea.
Diverticulitis.
Dizziness.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Dolomite.
Dong quai.
Dry mouth.
Dry needling.
Dysbiosis.
Dyslexia.
Dysmenorrhea.
Earache.
Eat Right for Your Blood Type Diet.
Echinacea.
Eczema.
Edema.
Elder.
Electroacupuncture.
Electromagnetic pollution.
Elimination diet.
Emphysema.
Endometriosis.
Energy medicine.
Environmental therapy.
Enzyme therapy.
Ephedra.
Epididymitis.
Epilepsy.
Epimedium.
Erectile dysfunction.
Escharotic treatment.
Essential fatty acids.
Essential oils.
Essiac tea.
Eucalyptus.
Eucommia bark.
Eupatorium.
Evening primrose oil.
Evodia fruit.
Exercise.
Eyebright.
Facial massage.
Fasting.
Fatigue.
Feldenkrais.
Feng shui.
Fennel.
Fenugreek.
Ferrum phosphoricum.
Fever.
Feverfew.
Fiber.
Fibrocystic breast disease.
Fibromyalgia.
Fish oil.
Flaxseed.
Flower remedies.
Fo ti.
Folic acid.
Food poisoning.
Fractures.
French green clay.
Fritillaria.
Frostbite and frostnip.
Fructooligosaccharides.
Fructose.
Fungal infections.
Galangal.
Gallstones.
Gamma linolenic acid.
Gangrene.
Ganoderma.
Garcinia.
Gardenia.
Garlic.
Gas.
Gastritis.
Gastrodia.
Gastroenteritis.
Gelsemium.
Gene therapy.
Genetically modified organisms.
Genital herpes.
Genital warts.
Gentiana.
Geriatric massage.
Gerson therapy.
Ginger.
Ginkgo biloba.
Ginseng, American.
Ginseng, Korean.
Ginseng, Siberian.
Glaucoma.
Glucosamine.
Glutamine.
Glutathione.
Gluten-free diet.
Glycemic index diets.
Goldenrod.
Goldenseal.
Gonorrhea.
Gotu kola.
Gout.
Grains-of-paradise fruit.
Grape seed extract.
Grape skin.
Grapefruit seed extract.
Green tea.
Guggul.
Guided imagery.
Gulf War syndrome.
Gum disease.
Gymnema.
Hair loss.
Halitosis.
Hangover.
Harmane.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Hatha yoga.
Hawthorn.
Hay fever.
Headache.
Hearing loss.
Heart attack.
Heart disease.
Heartburn.
Heavy metal poisoning.
Heel spurs.
Heliotherapy.
Hellerwork.
Hemorrhoids.
Hepar sulphuris.
Hepatitis.
Herbal cold remedies.
Herbalism, traditional Chinese.
Herbalism, Western.
Herniated disk.
Hesperidin.
Hiatal hernia.
Hibiscus.
Hiccups.
High sensitivity C-reactive protein test.
High-fiber diet.
Hirudo medicinalis.
Hives.
Hodgkin’s disease.
Holistic dentistry.
Holistic medicine.
Homeopathy.
Homeopathy, acute prescribing.
Homeopathy, constitutional prescribing.
Honeysuckle.
Hoodia.
Hops.
Horehound.
Hormesis.
Horse chestnut.
Horsetail.
Horticultural therapy.
Hot flashes.
Hoxsey formula.
Humor therapy.
Huna.
Hydrotherapy.
Hypercortisolemia.
Hyperopia.
Hyperparathyroidism.
Hypertension.
Hyperthermia.
Hyperthyroidism.
Hypnotherapy.
Hypoglycemia.
Hypothyroidism.
Hyssop.
Iceland moss.
Ignatia.
Immuno-augmentation therapy.
Impetigo.
Indigestion.
Infant massage.
Infections.
Infertility.
Inflammatory bowel disease.
Influenza.
Ingrown nail.
Inositol.
Insomnia.
Insulin resistance.
Interstitial cystitis.
Iodine.
Ipecac.
Ipriflavone.
Iridology.
Iron.
Irritable bowel syndrome.
Ischemia.
Itching.
Jamaica dogwood.
Jaundice.
Jet lag.
Jock itch.
Jojoba oil.
Journal therapy.
Juice fasts.
Juniper.
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Kali bichromium.
Kampo medicine.
Kaposi’s sarcoma.
Kava kava.
Kegel exercises.
Kelley-Gonzalez diet.
Kelp.
Khella.
Kidney infections.
Kidney stones.
Kirlian photography.
Knee pain.
Kneipp wellness.
Kola nut.
Kombucha.
Kudzu.
Labyrinth walking.
Lachesis.
Lactobacillus species.
Lacto-ovo vegetarianism.
Lactose intolerance diet.
Laryngitis.
Lavender.
Lazy eye.
Lead poisoning.
Learning disorders.
Lecithin.
Ledum.
Lemon balm.
Lemongrass.
Leukemia.
Lice infestation.
Licorice.
Light pollution.
Light therapy.
Linoleic acid.
Lipase.
Lobelia.
Lomatium.
Lomilomi.
Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Low back pain.
Lucuna.
Lung cancer.
Lutein.
Lycium fruit.
Lycopene.
Lycopodium.
Lycopus.
Lyme disease.
Lymphatic drainage.
Lysimachia.
Lysine.
Macrobiotic diet.
Macular degeneration.
Magnesium.
Magnetic therapy.
Magnolia.
Maitake.
Malaria.
Malignant lymphoma.
Manganese.
Mangosteen.
Manuka honey.
Marijuana.
Marsh mallow.
Martial arts.
Massage therapy.
Measles.
Meditation.
Mediterranean diet.
Medium-chain triglycerides.
Melatonin.
Memory loss.
Menière’s disease.
Meningitis.
Menopause.
Menstruation.
Mercurius vivus.
Mercury poisoning.
Mesoglycan.
Metabolic therapies.
Methionine.
Mexican yam.
Microbiome.
Migraine headache.
Milk thistle.
Mind/body medicine.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
Mistletoe.
Modified citrus pectin.
Mononucleosis.
Moringa.
Morning sickness.
Motherwort.
Motion sickness.
Movement therapy.
Moxibustion.
MSM.
Mugwort.
Mullein.
Multiple chemical sensitivity.
Multiple sclerosis.
Mumps.
Muscle spasms and cramps.
Music therapy.
Myopia.
Myotherapy.
Myrrh.
Narcolepsy.
Native American medicine.
Natrum muriaticum.
Natural hormone replacement therapy.
Natural hygiene diet.
Naturopathic medicine.
Nausea.
Neck pain.
Neem.
Nettle.
Neural therapy.
Neuralgia.
Neurolinguisitic programming.
Niacin.
Night blindness.
Noni.
Nosebleeds.
Notoginseng root.
Nrf KEAP pathway.
Nutmeg.
Nutrition.
Nux vomica.
Oak.
Obesity.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Oleander (Nerium oleander).
Olive leaves.
Omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-6 fatty acids.
Ophiopogon.
Oregano essential oil.
Organic food.
Ornish diet.
Ortho-bionomy.
Orthomolecular medicine.
Osha.
Osteoarthritis.
Osteopathy.
Osteoporosis.
Ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cysts.
Oxygen/ozone therapy.
Pain.
Paleolithic diet.
Panchakarma.
Pancreatitis.
Panic disorder.
Pantothenic acid.
Parasitic infections.
Parkinson’s disease.
Parsley.
Passionflower.
Past life therapy.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Pau d’arco.
Pelvic inflammatory disease.
Pennyroyal.
Peppermint.
Perillyl alcohol.
Peripheral neuropathy.
Periwinkle.
Pet therapy.
Phlebitis.
Phobias.
Phosphorus.
Phytolacca.
Phytosterols.
Pilates.
Pill curing.
Pinched nerve.
Pine bark extract.
Pinellia.
Piperine.
Pityriasis rosea.
Placebo effect.
Plantain.
Plant-based meats.
Pleurisy.
Pneumonia.
Polarity therapy.
Polycystic ovary syndrome.
Polysaccharide K (PSK).
Polysaccharopeptide (PSP).
Pomegranate.
Positive emotions.
Postpartum depression.
Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Potassium.
Pranic healing.
Prayer and spirituality.
Pregnancy.
Pregnancy massage.
Premenstrual syndrome.
Prickly heat.
Prickly pear cactus.
Prince’s pine.
Pritikin diet.
Pro and Prebiotics.
Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR).
Prolotherapy.
Prostate cancer.
Prostate enlargement.
Psilocybin.
Psoralea seeds.
Psoriasis.
Psychoneuroimmunology.
Psychophysiology.
Psychosomatic medicine.
Psychotherapy.
Psyllium.
Pulsatilla.
Pulse diagnosis.
Pyridoxine.
Qigong.
Quercetin.
Rabies.
Radiation injuries.
Radiesthesia.
Radionics.
Rashes.
Raspberry.
Raw foods diet.
Raynaud’s syndrome.
Red cedar.
Red clover.
Red yeast rice extract.
Reflexology.
Reiki.
Reishi mushroom.
Relaxation.
Rescue remedy.
Restless leg syndrome.
Resveratrol.
Retinal detachment.
Retinopathy.
Rheumatic fever.
Rheumatoid arthritis.
Rhinitis.
Rhodiola rosea.
Rhubarb root.
Rhus toxicodendron.
Riboflavin.
Rolfing.
Rosacea.
Rose hip.
Rosemary.
Rosen method.
Royal jelly.
Rubella.
Rubenfeld synergy.
Russian massage.
Ruta.
Saccharomyces boulardii.
Safflower flower.
Saffron.
Sage.
Saliva sample testing.
Sargassum seaweed.
Sassafras.
Saw palmetto.
Scabies.
Scallion.
Scarlet fever.
Schisandra.
Schizophrenia.
Sciatica.
Scoliosis.
Seasonal affective disorder.
Selenium.
Senior nutrition.
Senna.
Sensory deprivation.
Sensory integration disorder.
Sepia.
Sermorelin.
Service animals.
Sesame oil.
Sexual dysfunction.
Shamanism.
Shangri-la diet.
Sheep sorrel.
Shepherd’s purse.
Shiatsu.
Shiitake mushroom.
Shin splints.
Shingles.
Shintaido.
Sick building syndrome.
Sickle cell disease.
Silica.
Sinus infection.
Sjögren’s syndrome.
Skin cancer.
Skullcap.
Sleep apnea.
Sleep disorders.
Slippery elm.
Smoking.
Sneezing.
Snoring.
Sodium.
Somatics.
Sore throat.
Sound therapy.
South Beach diet.
Soy protein.
Spearmint.
Spinal manipulative therapy.
Spirulina.
Sports massage.
Sprains and strains.
Squaw vine.
St. John’s wort.
Staphylococcal infections.
Stem cell therapies.
Stevia.
Sties.
Stomachaches.
Stone massage.
Strep throat.
Stress.
Stroke.
Substance abuse and dependence.
Sulfur.
Suma.
Sunburn.
Swedish massage.
Sweet clover.
Swimmer’s ear.
Syntonic optometry.
Syphilis.
Systemic lupus erythematosus.
T’ai chi.
Tangerine peel.
Tea tree oil.
Teen nutrition.
Teething problems.
Temporomandibular joint syndrome.
Tendinitis.
Tennis elbow.
Tetanus.
Thai massage.
The Zone diet.
Theanine.
Therapeutic touch.
Thermography.
Thiamine.
Thuja.
Thunder god vine.
Thyme.
Tibetan medicine.
Tiger balm.
Tinnitus.
Tonsillitis.
Toothache.
Tourette syndrome.
Toxic shock syndrome.
Traditional African medicine.
Traditional Chinese medicine.
Trager psychophysical integration.
Trans fats.
Tremor.
Trichomoniasis.
Trigger point therapy.
Triglycerides.
Triphala.
Tuberculosis.
Turkey tail mushroom.
Turmeric.
Ukrain.
Ulcers, digestive.
Unani-tibbi.
Urinary incontinence.
Usnea.
Uterine cancer.
Uterine fibroids.
Uva ursi.
Vaginitis.
Valerian.
Vanadium.
Varicose veins.
Veganism.
Vegetarianism.
Venom immunotherapy.
Vinegar.
Vitalistic approach.
Vitamin A.
Vitamin B complex.
Vitamin B12.
Vitamin C.
Vitamin D.
Vitamin E.
Vitamin K.
Vitamins.
Vomiting.
Warts.
Wasabi.
Water and nutrition.
Wheat germ.
Wheat grass therapy.
Wheezing.
Whey protein.
White peony root.
White willow.
Whole foods vs. processed foods.
Whole grains.
Whooping cough.
Wigmore diet.
Wild oat.
Wintergreen.
Witch hazel.
Worms.
Wormwood.
Wounds.
Yarrow.
Yeast infection.
Yellow dock.
Yerba santa.
Yoga.
Yohimbe.
Yucca.
Zheng gu shui.
Zinc.