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Title:
Understanding alternative medicine : new health paths in America
Author:
Tyler, Lawrence, 1940-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Haworth Herbal Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii, 112 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Diversity in American medicine -- Philosophical differences. Shamanism. Traditional Chinese medicine. Ayurvedic medicine. Herbs and the ice man -- TCM use and endangered species. The trade in bear parts. Aphrodisiacs. Bear farms and parks. Ginseng: poaching or harvesting? -- The economic growth and social acceptance of alternative/herbal medicines in the United States. Safety and efficacy. Herbal politics. Herbal business. AMA and alternatives. Alternative insurance -- "Like two wings of a bird"? Medicine, authority, and wealth. The RCT standard and recent studies. Acupuncture and placebo effect --Placebos, spontaneous remissions, and nonspecific factors in healing. Approaching therapy. Approaching pain. Four features in effective therapy -- Herbal medicine: the German example.
ISBN:
9780789007414

9780789009029
Format :
Book