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Alternative therapies

Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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"Alternative Therapies: Is the Growing Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies Beneficial?; Are the Major Alternatives to Conventional Medicine Safe and Effective?; Should the Government Restrict the Use of Alternative Therapies?; What Complementary Therapies Are Used Along with Conventional Medicine?"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Engdahl
ISBN: 9780737756104 0737756101 9780737756111 073775611X
OCLC Number: 742234150
Description: 231 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1: Is the Growing Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies Beneficial? Overview: What is complementary and alternative medicine? / National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine --
Yes: Complementary and alternative therapies serve needs not met by conventional medicine. Cost-effective alternative therapies are being employed by integrative medicine / Deepak Chopra, Dean Ornish, Rustum Roy, and Andrew Weil --
Alternative therapies do good but should not be integrated with conventional medicine / Bruce G. Charlton --
Complementary and alternative therapies are helpful even if they are placebos / William Grassie --
No: Most complementary and alternative therapies are unproven and sometimes harmful. Complementary and alternative therapies are based on pseudoscience / Narendra Nayak --
Promotion of complementary and alternative therapies is deceptive / Marilynn Marchione --
ch. 2: Are the Major Alternatives to Conventional Medicine Safe and Effective? Chapter preface --
Acupuncture is suitable for treating a wide range of conditions / Douglas Dupler, Teresa G. Odle, and David Edward Newton --
Acupuncture produces no greater effect than a placebo / Richard Saint Cyr --
Homeopathic medicines are worthless and should not be sold as drugs / Stephen Barrett --
Many patients are being helped by chiropractic care / Julie Deardorff --
Chiropractic spine manipulation may do more harm than good / J.D. Haines --
Ayurveda is a widely used traditional system of healing / National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine --
The effectiveness and safety of ayurvedic drugs has not been tested / Meera Nanda --
Naturopathy aims not only to treat disease but also to restore health / American Association of Naturopathic Physicians --
There is no evidence to support the claims of naturopathy / Robert T. Carroll --
ch. 3: Should the Government Restrict the Use of Alternative Therapies? Chapter preface --
Yes: The government should favor conventional medicine and judge alternatives by its standards. Protecting public health is the responsibility of the government / Brennen McKenzie --
The government should force minors to accept conventional medical treatment / Steven Novella --
Parents of children who die from reliance on alternative therapies should go to prison / Phil Plait --
The law exempting dietary supplements from regulation should be repealed / David H. Gorski --
No: Government interference with health care choices is a violation of personal freedom. Access to complementary and alternative therapies must be protected / Diane Miller --
The 2010 health care reform law hurts users of alternative therapies / Curt Levey and Jim Turner --
Opponents of CAM apply a double standard to evidence of its effectiveness / Richard A. Jaffe --
People have a right to make their own health care choices even if they are wrong / Jon Rappoport --
ch. 4: What Complementary Therapies Are Used with Conventional Medicine? Chapter preface --
Tai chi has many health benefits for people of all ages and conditions / HealthyWomen --
Music therapy is used in many ways to help patients heal / Pam Mellskog --
Creative arts are often used as therapy by health care institutions / Elaine Zablocki --
Dog therapy helps people recover from emotional illness / Jennifer Caprioli --
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Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.

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"Alternative Therapies: Is the Growing Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies Beneficial?; Are the Major Alternatives to Conventional Medicine Safe and Effective?; Should the Government Restrict the Use of Alternative Therapies?; What Complementary Therapies Are Used Along with Conventional Medicine?"--
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