Orthodox and Alternative Medicine

Drawing on the wider experience of other Western and Eastern countries, this book explores the interface between orthodox medicine and alternative medicine in Britain and the United States, outlining the development of these separate ...

Author: Mike Saks

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ISBN: 1446211606

Category: Alternative medicine

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Drawing on the wider experience of other Western and Eastern countries, this book explores the interface between orthodox medicine and alternative medicine in Britain and the United States, outlining the development of these separate categories of medicine from a relatively undifferentiated past.
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Complementary Medicine Today

Complementary Medicine Todayprovides an examination of current British medical practice and demonstrates the ways in which the social sciences can clarify some of the practical, political, and ethical issues raised by alternative health ...

Author: Ursula Sharma

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415047943

Category: Alternative Medicine.

Page: 235

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Complementary Medicine Todayprovides an examination of current British medical practice and demonstrates the ways in which the social sciences can clarify some of the practical, political, and ethical issues raised by alternative health care.
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The Healing Bond

The growing popularity of alternative therapies poses challenging questions for the medical establishment and the state. By confronting these questions, The Healing Bond makes an important contribution to current debates about health care.

Author: Susan Budd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134876297

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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The growing popularity of alternative therapies poses challenging questions for the medical establishment and the state. By confronting these questions, The Healing Bond makes an important contribution to current debates about health care. The contributors, who are all experts in the fields of health care, social science and the law, focus on the relationship between patient and healer in both orthodox and non-orthodox forms of healing practice. They consider whether different forms of healing involve widely differing conceptions of the role and responsibilities of the healer, and deal with topical issues such as medical litigation, codes of ethics for complementary practitioners, and co-operation between orthodox and complementary medicine.
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Alternative Dictionary Of Symptoms And Cures

In The Alternative Dictionary of Symptoms and Cures, Dr Caroline Shreeve describes and defines, in clear layman's terms, a wide range of disorders and their possible treaments, both orthodox and alternative.

Author: Dr Caroline Shreeve

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448118168

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 504

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Increased health awareness means that more and more people are now looking for alternatives to the treatments offered by conventional medicine. In The Alternative Dictionary of Symptoms and Cures, Dr Caroline Shreeve describes and defines, in clear layman's terms, a wide range of disorders and their possible treaments, both orthodox and alternative. The way in which alternative therapists work and the philosophy underlying the therapies are clearly explained and the opportunities for combining alternative and conventional medicine are also examined, allowing the reader to make informed healthcare decisions. Easy to use with an A-Z of symptoms and conditions and cross-referenced sections on disorders and therapies, The Alternative Dictionary of Symptoms and Cures offers invaluable information and advice for when you or your family are ill.
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The Eagle s Way

In this guide, he explores the principles and philosophies of alternative medicine and its complementary relationship with traditional medicine.

Author: Dr. Peter Johnston

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452507767

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 330

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In the Eagle’s Way: The Importance of Love in Healthcare, the author, a general practitioner, looks back at the changes he has seen over fifty years of study and practice of medicine. Remarkable advances in medicine and surgery have been accompanied by the growth of alternative medicine. He sees the emergence of holistic/integrative medicine as an important development in the evolution of healthcare. In this guide, he explores the principles and philosophies of alternative medicine and its complementary relationship with traditional medicine. The underlying principle of orthodox medicine is fighting disease; in contrast, the underlying principle of alternative medicine is embracing disease, an approach consistent with the new paradigm of unity. Both principles are varied yet powerful. He believes that maintenance of scientific standards dictates that most alternative therapies will remain outside the parameters of orthodox medicine but will be complementary to it. Conventional medicine is intellectual, sensory, head-based, and extraverted in its approach, whereas alternative medicine, especially the new psychotherapies, tends to be intuitive, heartbased, and introverted. The latter tends to go with the flow rather than have set standards of treatment. Practitioners of holistic and integrative medicine using both systems are often viewed as the healers of the future. While both systems can offer help to the patient, the most powerful force in healing remains unconditional love in the form of nonjudgmental respect, care, trust, and compassion. Dr. Johnston presents this as the central core of holistic and integrative medicine in The Eagle’s Way.
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What s the Alternative

Or spoken to a naturopath and wondered if a doctor also had an answer? What's the Alternative? delivers sound advice on common complaints from both perspectives: orthodox and complementary medicine.

Author: Malcolm Clark

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522852106

Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 167

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Have you ever visited a doctor and thought there might be an alternative treatment for your ailment? Or spoken to a naturopath and wondered if a doctor also had an answer? What's the Alternative? delivers sound advice on common complaints from both perspectives: orthodox and complementary medicine. This blend of therapies is the new approach to the practice of medicine. While orthodox medicine provides targeted, effective treatment for many health problems, more and more people are realising that medical treatment should be a holistic process incorporating lifestyle, diet and complementary therapies. Expanding on the popular Sunday Age column of the same name, experienced health professionals General Practitioner Dr Malcolm Clark and Naturopath Terry Robson outline their approaches to more than 80 ailments, including: backache, eczema, high cholesterol, indigestion, period pain, stress and children's ailments. Their easy-to-use guide provides a useful, integrated and balanced perspective to help you make informed decisions about your health care.
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Patients Views of Alternative Medicine

The thesis is framed by an adaptation of Michel Foucault's concept of power/knowledge. The relationship between alternative medicine and orthodox medicine is an important focus for the work.

Author: Barbara Rosemary White

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:152410737

Category: Allied health personnel and patient

Page: 762

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God Given Science

Author: Katherine Priscilla Lucas

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:244802782

Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 268

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Alternative Medicine

This book seeks answers to all these questions and more. Comparing the medical systems of China, India, and the west - both mainstream and alternative - Roberta Bivins shows how medical expertise has migrated from one culture to another.

Author: Roberta Bivins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191613821

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 258

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Walk into the local health food shop or pick up today's paper and the chances are that you'll see adverts for acupuncture and herbal medicine, hypnotists and homeopaths. Some doctors and scientists mourn the lost lustre of mainstream medicine and complain about a new breed of 'irrational' consumer. But what exactly is 'alternative' medicine? Is the astonishing popularity of alternative and multicultural medicine really such a recent development? And, given the success story of modern biomedical science, why are alternative and traditional treatments now so fashionable? Has the impersonal chill of high-tech medicine driven consumers into the arms of charismatic quacks? Or is it the cost of western medicine that makes its competitors look so attractive? Do patients seek hope, holism, or just the thrill of rebellion? This book seeks answers to all these questions and more. Comparing the medical systems of China, India, and the west - both mainstream and alternative - Roberta Bivins shows how medical expertise has migrated from one culture to another. From acupuncture in Regency England to homeopathy in the 'Wild West', Bivins unearths the roots of today's distinctions between alternative, complementary, and orthodox medicine, and shows how popular interest in medical alternatives - often of exotic origin - is a phenomenon with a long and fascinating pedigree.
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Orthodox and Alternative Medicine

Politics, Professionalization, and Health Care Mike Saks ... holistic contemporary practices of their rivals in alternative medicine , such as homoeopaths ...

Author: Mike Saks

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412901537

Category: Medical

Page: 194

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`There's no book like it. It's Saks' subject and he's good' - Roy Porter This fascinating book explores the changing relationship between orthodox and alternative medicine in Britain and the United States from the sixteenth century to the present day. Mike Saks sees the development of orthodox and alternative medicine as two sides of the same coin and his analysis centers on the role of professionalization in health care. In the sixteenth century, the line between orthodox and alternative medicine was blurred. By the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the increasing professionalization of orthodox bio-medicine had marginalized medical alternatives. In recent years, following the growth of a strong counter-culture in the 1960s and 1970s, perceptions of the relationship between the two forms of practice have begun to change again. The de-professionalization of orthodox medicine is being debated, while ironically, alternative medicine has become increasingly professionalized. Mike Saks considers the political dynamics of the process of professionalization, and looks at the dilemmas posed for both medical orthodoxy and alternative medicine in the development of a more integrated health care system in Britain and the United States in the future.
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Complementary Medicine

This volume provides a balanced and even-handed review of the evidence and assesses the claims of both advocates and critics of complementary medicine.

Author: Charles Vincent

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471966452

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 312

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This volume provides a balanced and even-handed review of the evidence and assesses the claims of both advocates and critics of complementary medicine. It draws the empirical literature together and examines the effectiveness of complementary medicine for both patients and practitioners by providing an overview of the major alternative therapies, together with their methods and philosophies; explaining the appeal of complementary medicine to patients; investigating its relationship with the medical profession; analysing methods of evaluation and the role of placebo effects; reviewing the evidence for each of the major therapies; and seeking out a research agenda for the future.
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This book is valuable reading for higher-level undergraduate and postgraduate social science students, including those in psychology, sociology, anthropology, health sciences and related disciplines.

Author: Kevin Dew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000376937

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 162

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a sociological investigation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in contemporary society, and an exploration of the forces throughout the globe, across different institutions, and within different therapeutic spaces, that constrain or foster alternative medicine. Drawing on 30 years of research, the book identifies the trends in the use of CAM and explores the scientific, political and social challenges that CAM faces in relation to orthodox medicine. The author examines the varieties of CAM practices and how they manifest in different institutional spaces – including public inquiries, the orthodox medical practitioner’s consulting room, medical journals and the homes of those who use CAM. It also compares unorthodox practices in different geo-political settings, namely the global north and the global south. This book is valuable reading for higher-level undergraduate and postgraduate social science students, including those in psychology, sociology, anthropology, health sciences and related disciplines. It is relevant for courses in medical sociology, medical anthropology and social science and health, and a broader audience interested in contemporary health issues, controversies and alternative medicine.
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The American Holistic Health Association Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine

They may use them in conjunction with orthodox medicine or as a complete alternative. This guide offers an unbiased overview of the most widely used therapies.

Author: William Collinge

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446672580

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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Dissatisfied with modern drug therapies, many people are turning to alternatives. They may use them in conjunction with orthodox medicine or as a complete alternative. This guide offers an unbiased overview of the most widely used therapies.
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Vertebral Manipulation

Vertebral manipulation has often been included with these alternative therapies and although it is now more widely used in the medical profession, many clinicians still view the technique with suspicion.

Author: John K. Paterson

Publisher: Libra Pharm/Petroc Press

ISBN: 0792388852

Category: Medical

Page: 117

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Back pain continues to be a growing problem in Western society. As well as orthodox therapies there have become established several alternative or complementary therapies that often have little scientific foundation to their use or value. Vertebral manipulation has often been included with these alternative therapies and although it is now more widely used in the medical profession, many clinicians still view the technique with suspicion.
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