The Encyclopedia Of Alternative Medicine (GEAM) is a one-stop source for alternative medical in- formation that covers complementary therapies, herbs and remedies, and common medical diseases and condi- tions. It avoids medical jargon, making it easier for the layperson to use. The Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine presents authoritative, balanced information and is more comprehensive than single-volume family medical guides.
Over 800 full-length articles are included in The Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine. Many prominent figures are highlighted as sidebar biographies that accompany the therapy entries. Articles follow a standardized format that provides information at a glance. Rubrics include:
• Origins • Benefits • Description • Preparations • Precautions • Side effects • Research & general acceptance • Resources • Key terms
• General use • Preparations • Precautions • Side effects • Interactions • Resources
• Key terms
• Definition • Description • Causes & symptoms • Diagnosis • Treatment • Allopathic treatment • Expected results • Prevention • Resources • Key terms
A preliminary list of therapies, herbs, remedies, dis- eases, and conditions was compiled from a wide variety of sources, including professional medical guides and textbooks, as well as consumer guides and encyclope- dias. The advisory board, made up of three medical and alternative healthcare experts, evaluated the topics and made suggestions for inclusion. Final selection of topics to include was made by the medical advisors in conjunc- tion with Thomson Gale editors.
About the Contributors
The essays were compiled by experienced medical writers, including alternative healthcare practitioners and educators, pharmacists, nurses, and other complementary healthcare professionals. GEAM medical advisors re- viewed over 95% of the completed essays to insure that they are appropriate, up-to-date, and medically accurate.
How to Use this Book
The Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine has been designed with ready reference in mind:
• Straight alphabetical arrangement allows users to locate information quickly.
Readers should be aware that the universe of complementary medical knowledge is constantly growing and changing, and that differences of medical opinion exist among authorities. They are also advised to seek professional diagnosis and treatment for any med- ical condition, and to discuss information obtained from this book with their healthcare provider.
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