An estimated 60 million Americans use
alternative therapies each year. Cassileth, affiliated with the National Institutes of
Health Office of Alternative Medicine, the American Cancer Society, and two medical
schools, offers a survey of 54 therapies from a decidedly conservative, mainstream medical
point of view. Though claiming that her book "neither promotes nor
opposes" any therapy, she clearly has not made the paradigm shift necessary to
understand the bases of much of this vast array of approaches, particularly alternative
anticancer therapies or those originating in other cultures.
A clinical professor of psychiatry and frequent writer on alternative health care synthesizes the time-tested traditions of alternative healing, Eastern medical practices, and psychological therapies with the most valuable elements of mainstream medicine. Explains how to integrate a wide range of alternative healing practices into the mainstream of modern medical treatment, discussing such therapies as homeopathy, guided imagery, chiropractic, and others.
A comprehensive review of the scientific evidence for and against unconventional medical treatments, Alternative Medicine: What Works is easy for laypeople to read yet rigorous enough to convince the most hidebound M.D. Clear, accessible terminology provides scientific proof that any alternative treatments are indeed effective.
I am NOT a medical professional.
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