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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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For the first time, leading medical experts at world-renown Mayo Clinic are publishing a book that surveys the most important and popular therapies, remedies, procedures and practices of natural medicine, delivering you the facts, based on clinical experience and current research and testing. From acupuncture to yoga, Echinacea to St. John's wort, and meditation to healing ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Oxmoor House
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Samantha Penrose
Aug 08, 2008 Samantha Penrose rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who are just begining to test the alternative medicine waters...
Shelves: healthy-living
This book gives a brief, introductory overview of herbs and supplements, mind-body medicine, energy therapies, hands-on therapies, and "other" alternative practices (ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, and traditonal chinese medicine). They also offer general tips for healthy living such as a proper diet, regular excercise, relaxation, and a good social network.
Its a good intro to such topics, but as can be expected from the Mayo clinic, everything is discussed from the conventional western medic
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Gloria
Actually read this twice and could see using it as a bit of a reference guide for this subject. As you might expect, Mayo is very cautious about endorsing anything that "may" help, but isn't proven scientifically. They do however have a helpful red light/green light symbol regarding the techniques, etc. that they disapprove/approve of. Covers supplements and a wide variety of techniques (meditation, yoga, prayer and more) that people use in an attempt to live better with a reasonably good covera ...more
Debbie
"The Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine" discusses various forms of alternative medicine and reveals what the research actually shows about it's effectiveness for various uses.

The first part of this book talked about how to use this book. Not surprisingly, the doctors in this book recommended that you let your doctors know what alternative medicines you're using and that you use alternative medicine along with conventional medicine rather than as a replacement for it. They also went over t
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Angel
This reference book was very will organized and visually appealing.

I did not realize that this book was updated and revised in 2010.

There is an abundent amount of information contained in the book, but as our health changes and the healthcare system changes, so much of the information was outdated. I plan on obtaining the revised additional. It will be interesting to see the changes made.

When published in 2007, the book stated that $36-47 billion is spent yearly on Complementary and Alternative
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Cheyenne
Very interesting. I found it hard to read cover to cover because a lot of the content didn't apply to me.
Melissa
Introductory book on alternative medicine.
France
J'ai toujours été impressionnée par l'approche de la Clinique Mayo située aux E.U. Je ne suis donc pas surprise par la qualité de ce guide. Il y a plein d'information pratique sur une foule de choses, le cancer entre autre. Je le conseille à tout le monde ne serait-ce que pour explorer des alternatives aux médicaments prescrits à outrance par les médecins."
Ann Tracy
Ended up just skimming through this and was a bit disappointed. Just didn't learn anything new.
Barbara
It is a good basic reference guide for research on different herbs and vitamins.
Chris
Not enough information is included in this expensive book.
Victoriaalee1
Mayo Clinic should stick to "Conventional Medicine".....
Larry
another great reference
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