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Alternative medicine

Author: Claire Wallerstein
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, ©2003.
Series: Just the facts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the increasing use of alternative medicine--including herbal therapy, acupuncture, and meditation--as a more natural approach than modern medicine to remedy a multitude of illnesses.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Wallerstein
ISBN: 1403408165 9781403408167
OCLC Number: 50251882
Description: 56 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: What is alternative medicine? --
The history of alternative medicine --
Who uses what? --
Why do people use alternative medicine --
Looking for miracles when all hope is gone --
Types and techniques of alternative medicine --
Fringe treatments --
Marijuana --
Naturopathy --
The role of the media --
Does alternative medicine work? --
All in the mind --
The benefits --
The dangers --
Unmasking the charlatans --
Medicine in cyberspace--
a risky business --
The need for research --
A complementary relationship --
Herbal remedies, ethnomedicine and the environment --
Legal matters --
People to talk to.
Series Title: Just the facts.
Responsibility: Claire Wallerstein.

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Describes the increasing use of alternative medicine--including herbal therapy, acupuncture, and meditation--as a more natural approach than modern medicine to remedy a multitude of illnesses.

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