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Dr. Rosenfeld's guide to alternative medicine : what works, what doesn't-- and what's right for you

Author: Isadore Rosenfeld
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Here at long last is an unbiased look at alternative medicine by a distinguished and experienced clinician with an open mind. Ignoring the name-calling and turf wars among the various health care factions, Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, a professor of clinical medicine and author of several bestselling books (including Doctor, What Should I Eat? and The Best Treatment), turns his erudition to examining the field of
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isadore Rosenfeld
ISBN: 0679428178 9780679428176
OCLC Number: 228438779
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 342 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Times Are Changing! --
1. The Lure of the Cure --
2. The Placebo Response --
3. How to Spot a Quack --
4. Acupuncture --
5. Applied Kinesiology --
6. Aromatherapy --
7. Ayurveda --
8. Bee Venom Therapy --
9. Bodywork --
10. Cell Therapy --
11. Chelation --
12. Chiropractic --
13. Craniosacral Therapy --
14. Diet Therapy for Cancer --
15. Enzymes --
16. Fasting --
17. Herbal Therapy --
18. High Colonics and Coffee Enemas --
19. Homeopathy --
20. Hydrotherapy --
21. Hypnosis --
22. Iridology --
23. Juicing --
24. Light Therapy --
25. Magnetic Therapy --
26. Mind Body Therapy --
27. Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) --
28. Oxygen Therapy --
29. Reflexology --
30. Browsing in Your Health Food Store.
Other Titles: Alternative medicine
Responsibility: Isadore Rosenfeld.

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Here at long last is an unbiased look at alternative medicine by a distinguished and experienced clinician with an open mind. Ignoring the name-calling and turf wars among the various health care factions, Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, a professor of clinical medicine and author of several bestselling books (including Doctor, What Should I Eat? and The Best Treatment), turns his erudition to examining the field of alternative medicine. Based on in-depth research, and with his.

Trademark wit and candor, Dr. Rosenfeld reviews the track records of dozens of the most widely used alternative therapies. For each approach, Dr. Rosenfeld describes how it is used, the theories on which it is based, how much scientific evidence exists to support claims for it, and, most important for the health consumer, whether it actually works. Dr. Rosenfeld calls it as it is, and he includes a delicious description of how to tell a quack from a legitimate.

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