The Duke Encyclopedia Of New Medicine Conventional And Alternative Medicine For All Ages By The Duke Center For Integrative Medicine Et Al. 640

  • The Duke Encyclopedia Of New Medicine Conventional And Alternative Medicine For All Ages By The Duke Center For Integrative Medicine Et Al. 640
    The Duke Encyclopedia Of New Medicine Conventional And Alternative Medicine For All Ages By The Duke Center For Integrative Medicine Et Al. 640
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    Rodale Books
    DESCRIPTION: This encyclopedia is among the latest additions to the rapidly growing collection of consumer health books on alternative medicine. But as the full title indicates, this well-illustrated work is not a compendium of unusual remedies but rather a resource about an approach that combines both conventional and alternative practices, a method often termed integrative medicine. With contributions from a team of health-care professionals, mostly from the Center for Integrative Medicine at Duke University, the encyclopedia starts with brief but helpful preliminary chapters describing the integrative-medicine approach. Following this, part 1 includes 15 anatomically or systemically organized chapters (for example, Eyes, Respiratory System), each containing 8 to 23 articles on individual health conditions. Articles are concise, and each includes a description of the condition, its causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatments from both conventional and nonconventional perspectives. Part 2 consists of six chapters (for example, The Natural World, Energy Therapy), each with 8 to 16 articles describing specific alternative therapies. Here the reader learns about well-known practices, like acupuncture, and some exotic ones, like chakra balancing, all associated with the Scale of Evidence, a tool for assessing safety and effectiveness. Increasingly the trend in health care is away from a disease-oriented, physician and technology centered model toward a wellness-oriented, patient centered approach that combines alternative healing therapies with conventional medicine. Nowhere is this holistic philosophy of healing practiced at a higher level than at the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine (DCIM). This medical reference, with hundreds of full-color images, is the most authoritative and comprehensive ever published on integrative care. The Duke Encyclopedia of New Medicine: Conventional and Alternative Medicine for All Ages by The Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, et al. - 640 page Hardcover
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