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Books on Alternative Medicine, Natural & Chinese Medicine1. Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide, by Burton Goldberg, John W. Anderson, Larry Trivieri, Paperback, Ten Speed Press
Alternative medicine is enjoying more popularity with consumers and greater acceptance in traditional medical communities than ever before. Although alternative methods, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic, and homeopathy, can offer patients less costly and more effective treatment options, it's hard to know how to choose a competent and reliable practitioner. In this revised edition,400 of the world's leading alternative physicians have contributed safe, affordable, and effective remedies for more than 200 medical conditions ranging from common health problems like allergies, asthma, and obesity to serious illnesses like cancer, heart disease, and AIDS. With all the schools of alternative medicine combined into one encyclopedic volume, this is a library of good health.

2. Natural Choices for Women's Health : How the Secrets of Natural and Chinese Medicine Can Create a Lifetime of Wellness, by Laurie Dr Steelsmith, Paperback, Three Rivers Press
Are you unhappy relying on antibiotics for every illness, painkillers for menstrual cramps, and caffeine just to feel "normal"? Are you fed up with an endless cycle of colds, flus, headaches, digestive problems, and fatigue? Do you want to experience freedom from menopausal hormone fluctuations and hot flashes? This book explores these issues and many more, offering a groundbreaking resource for women who want to approach health naturally. In this completely accessible guide, the author shows how women can create a lifetime of optimal well-being by blending the extraordinary benefits of natural medicine from both the Western tradition and ancient Chinese teachings. Outlining a Naturally Healthy Lifestyle that enhances the body's own health-sustaining abilities, Steelsmith identifies ten crucial components of a woman's health, the immune system, kidneys, liver, digestive system, heart, hormones, bones, breasts, pelvis, and mental health, and provides dozens of tips to help maintain peak condition.

3. Herbal Remedies for Men's Health, by Rosemary Gladstar, Paperback, Storey Publishing
One of America's foremost herbalists provides concise, simple-to-understand, and practical information for using herbs for health and well-being. Each book contains profiles of specific herbs, cautions, contraindications, and easy-to-make recipes to relieve common ailments.

4. Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, by Marc S., MD Micozzi, Paperback, Churchill Livingstone
Introductory textbook on the subject contains the historical background of alternative therapies and health systems. Focuses on treatments supported by clinical trials, explains the development of key ideas and approaches, and includes new appendices. This is serious examination of the history, philosophy and techniques of major health care traditions.

5. Alternative Medicine Guide to Women's Health 2, Alternative Medicine Guide to Women's Health 2, Paperback, Future Medicine Publishing
This book is a woman's indispensable guide to reversing health problems based on the expert advice of leading physicians. It contains clinically proven alternative therapies for relief from conditions such as breast cancer, environmental illness, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue and much more.

6. Natural Medicine for Children, by Julian Scott, Paperback, Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Offers an abundance of safe, powerful, drug-free remedies for virtually every childhood illness and ailment. Outlining step-by-step treatments that are easy to understand and apply, this is an indispensable addition to every family's home medical library, with essential information about: the curative powers of herbal medicines such as Chamomile, Echinacea, Fennel, and Burdock Root; using massage therapy to treat headaches, coughs, asthma, and motion sickness; the most effective natural treatments for respiratory problems and digestive disorders; recognizing symptoms that indicate you should seek medical advice; natural treatments for colds, flu, and fevers; safe, nonsynthetic therapies uniquely designed for infants.

7. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies, by C. Norman Shealy, Paperback, Publisher: Element Books
This is truly an excellent reference book for alternative medicine, covering a vast array of ailments and treatments chronology. Includes Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, flower remedies, herbs, home remedies, aromatherapy, vitamin therapy and homeopathy. It is easy to use and understand making it a great educational tool.

8. The Essential Book of Traditional Chinese Medicine, by Liu Yanchi, Kathleen Vian, Peter Eckman; Paperback, Columbia University Press
An excellent book brief enough to be used as a handy reference, yet complete and concise. For those interested in understanding true Chinese Herbal Medicine and Oriental Medicine.

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