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Books on Alternative Medicine
Book of Alternative Medicine by
Call Number: 615.5 MAY
Publication Date: 2010-04-20
An overview of complementary and alternative medicine discusses various treatments, including herbs and energy therapies, and examines how alternative and conventional therapies can be combined to treat twenty common conditions.
Alternative Cures by
Call Number: 615.88 GOT
Publication Date: 2002-06-29
Once you look at it, we think you'll agree: There's never been a more useful, reader-friendly, get-better book about alternative health and healing than Alternative Cures .
Alternative Medicine, What is It???
Alternative medicine, as defined by Wikipedia, is any healing practice "that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine." It is based on historical or cultural traditions, rather than on scientific evidence.
Types of alternative health practices are...
herbs and supplements
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Websites & Articles
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The mission of NCCAM is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care.
Yoga Journal's site has the biggest collection of articles about yoga, including numerous home practices and detailed pose instructions.
Alternatives for Healing
This is a decent link to finding alternative medical practictioners in your area.
Natural Healing: 9 ways to take charge of your health.
The article discusses the significance of nine natural healing processes. The processes include naturopathic medicine, reiki, bowen therapy, integrated speech/language and yoga, deep flow massage, health kinesiology (HK), medical hypnosis and mindfulness, neuromodulation technique, and orthomolecular medicine. It also offers tips on how to perform the processes along with necessary products that improve healing..
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Health
A resource available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library