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Alternative Medicine: A Critical Assessment of 150 Modalities Alternative Medicine AM Is Hugely Popular About % Of The US General Population Have Used At Least One Type Of Alternative Treatment In The Past Year, And In Germany This Figure Is Around % The Money Spent On AM Is Considerable The Global Market Is Expected To Reach Nearly US Billion By , With Most Of These Funds Coming Directly Out Of Consumers Pockets The Reasons For This Popularity Are Complex, But Misinformation Is Certainly A Prominent Factor The Media Seem To Have An Insatiable Appetite For The Subject And Often Report Uncritically On It Misinformation About AM On The Internet Currently About Million Websites Are Focused On AM Is Much The Rule Than The Exception Consumers Are Thus Being Bombarded With Misinformation On AM, And They Are Ill Protected From Such Misinformation And Therefore Prone To Making Wrong, Unwise Or Dangerous Therapeutic Decisions, Endangering Their Health And Wasting Their Money This Book Is A Reference Text Aimed At Guiding Consumers Through The Maze Of AM The Concept Of The Book Is Straightforward It Has Two Main Parts The First, Short Section Provides Essential Background On AM, Explaining In Simple Terms What Is And What Is Not Good, Reliable Evidence, And Addressing Other Relevant Issues Like, For Instance, The Placebo Response, Informed Consent, Integrative Medicine, Etc The Second And Main Part Consists Of Short Chapters, Topically Grouped And Each Dedicated To One Single Alternative Therapeutic Or Diagnostic Method In Each Of Them, Seven Critical Points Are Raised These Points Relate To Issues That Are Important For Consumers Decisions Whether It Is Worth Trying The Method In Question Restricting The Discussion To Just Seven Points Means That Issues Must Be Prioritized To Those Themes Which Are Most Relevant In The Context Of Each Given Modality

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2 thoughts on “Alternative Medicine: A Critical Assessment of 150 Modalities

  1. Kristopher B. Kristopher B. says:

    As a person who does take supplements and has pursued a few alternative medicine options, I really liked the way this book attacks the false idea of holism being seperate from modern medicine My only criticism is that it doesn t thoroughly enough address the variety of supplements, speaking about only a few indi

  2. christopher h. gunson christopher h. gunson says:

    Sorely needed in a confusing world of medical offerings

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