An Introduction to Complementary Medicine

Synopsis

Providing a sound introduction to the range of treatments and philosophies within the field of complementary and alternative medicine, this book offers a systematic explanation of the philosophies and practices that underpin these medical practices. The rise in popularity of complementary medicine is examined along with challenges of developing a more integrated system of healthcare. Such questions as What is complementary medicine? What evidence is there to support its use? and What can orthodox medicine learn from holistic practice? are answered. Among topics discussed are herbal medicine, massage, aromatherapy, yoga, and ayurveda.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Terry Robson
  • Joseph E. Nd Pizzorno
  • Shaun Matthews
  • Martha Macintyre
  • Stephen P. Myers
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Crows Nest, N.S.W.
Publication year:
  • 2003