The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 5th Edition, covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, foods, and people (biographies of pioneers and leaders in the field). Identifies hundreds of types of complementary and alternative medicine therapies, supplements and complimentary healthcare being practiced today, as well as alternative ways to treat diseases and conditions. Topics include Bach flower essences, Crystal healing, cancer, depression, stress, vitamins, Chinese foxglove root, meditation, reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, hypnobirthing, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, naturopathy, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and osteopathy. Popular nutrition supplements such as acai, capsicum, cherry juice, and Oleander, and many others are covered in this new edition. In addition, updated content will take into account the impact that the Affordable Care Act will have on this field of medicine.
The set follows the standards of the Gale Encyclopedia of ... Health Series that is well-known by librarians.