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  • Published: New York : Time Inc. Home Entertainment, 2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 1933405929
  • 9781933405926

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Mayo Clinic book of alternative medicine : the new approach to using the best of natural therapies and conventional medicine.

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pt. 1. Today's new medicine -- 1. The best of both worlds -- Alternative medicine -- Integrative medicine -- Popular medicine -- How to use this reference -- 2. Good health begins with good choices -- Assess you health -- Give up tobacco -- 7 benefits of exercise -- Eat for your health -- 10 disease-fighting foods -- Find meaning in your life -- Take time to rest and relax -- pt. 2. Guide to complementary & alternative therapies -- 3. Herbs and other dietary supplements -- Promise or peril -- Herbs and other botanicals -- Vitamins-- Minerals -- Hormones and other compounds -- 4. Mind-body medicine -- Biofeedback -- Guided imagery -- Hypnosis -- Meditation -- Muscle relaxation -- Music therapy -- Pilates -- Relaxed breathing -- Spirituality and prayer -- Tai chi -- Yoga -- 5. Energy therapies -- Acupuncture -- Healing touch -- Magnetic therapy -- Reiki -- 6. Hands-on therapies -- Alexander technique -- Feldenkrais method -- Massage -- Reflexology -- Rolfing -- Spinal manipulation -- 7. Other approaches -- Ayurveda -- Homeopathy -- Naturopathy -- Traditional Chinese medicine -- pt. 3. Your action plan -- 8. Treating 20 common conditions -- Arthritis -- Chronic fatigue syndrome -- Chronic pain -- Common cold -- Coronary artery disease -- Depression -- Diabetes -- Fibromyalgia -- Hay fever -- Headache -- High blood pressure -- Insomnia -- Irritable bowel syndrome -- Memory problems -- Menopause symptoms -- Overweight -- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) -- Sexual problems -- Stress and anxiety -- Vaginal yeast infections -- 9. Be smart, be safe -- Protecting yourself -- Working with your doctor -- Finding a qualified practitioner -- Additional resources.

Provides up-to-date information on how alternative therapies can help you stay healthy. Covers areas as diverse as simple products that can be working into your daily menus, to specific practices like spinal manipulation and biofeedback.

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