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Alternative medicine

Author: David M Haugen
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2008.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a collection of articles in which authors examine the controversies surrounding the growth of alternative medicine and explore the consequences of complementary and alternative medicine's growing acceptance.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Haugen
ISBN: 0737738200 9780737738209 0737738219 9780737738216
OCLC Number: 184948661
Description: 222 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch. 1. Does alternative medicine work? --
Chapter preface --
1. Homeopathic medicine is effective / Dana Ullman --
2. Homeopathic medicine is ineffective / Robert Todd Carroll --
3. Chiropractic can reduce some types of pain / Michael Menke --
4. Chiropractic is a potentially dangerous pseudoscience / John Jackson --
5. Herbal medicines are effective / Danny Siegenthaler --
6. Herbal medicines vary in their effectiveness and some may be dangerous / Jane E. Brody --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. Why is alternative medicine popular? --
Chapter preface --
1. People choose alternative medicine because they are dissatisfied with conventional medicine / Benedict Carey --
2. People choose alternative medicine because they fall for sales pitches / Stephen Barrett and William Jarvis --
3. People choose alternative medicine because they want to believe it works / Ben Goldacre --
4. Employers choose alternative medicine to combat health care costs / George DeVries --
Periodical bibliography. ch. 3. Can alternative and conventional medicine work together? --
Chapter preface --
1. Spirituality should be part of conventional medical treatment / Barbara Anan Kogan --
2. Spirituality should not be part of conventional medical treatment / Timothy N. Gorski --
3. Alternative medicine should submit to conventional testing standards / The National Academies --
4. Conventional medical testing standards are flawed / E. Haavi Morreim --
5. Alternative medicine should be integrated into medical school / Philippe Szapary --
6. Alternative medicine should be evaluated critically in medical school / Wallace Sampson --
Periodical bibliography. ch. 4. What should government do to research and regulate alternative medicine? --
Chapter preface --
1. The FDA should tightly regulate herbal supplements / Joe Dobrin --
2. Tighter regulation of herbal supplements may overshadow their appropriate use / James S. Gordon --
3. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine promotes pseudoscience / Kimball C. Atwood IV --
4. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine promotes valuable research / Stephen E. Straus and Margaret A. Chesney --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: David M. Haugen, book editor.
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This book is a collection of articles in which authors examine the controversies surrounding the growth of alternative medicine and explore the consequences of complementary and alternative medicine's growing acceptance.

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