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Medicine Books - Alternative, Herbal, Chinese, Sports, Veterinary1. 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. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Sports Medicine Bible : Prevent, Detect, and Treat Your Sports Injuries Through the Latest Medical Techniques, by Lyle J. Micheli, Paperback, Publisher: Collins
Dr. Micheli responds to the need for more and better answers to the questions posed by recreational athletes desperate for sound medical advice that will help them return to their physical regimens as quickly as possible. He emphasizes strength and flexibility as the keys to injury prevention, encourages early motion rather than immobilization during the rehabilitation process, and recommends other proven techniques that are replacing the sports medicine techniques of past generations. This book covers the whole spectrum of sports medicine, including special sections on nutrition, female-specific sports injuries, exercise and the elderly, structuring a workout, flexibility and strength, clothing and footwear, and proper equipment. Separate chapters examine causes and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of injuries to the foot; ankle; lower leg; knee; thigh; hip, pelvis, and groin; back; shoulder; elbow; wrist; hand and finger; head and neck; and skin. Written in clear, straightforward language with hundreds of illustrations, The Sports Medicine Bible is destined to become an essential piece of equipment in every athlete's gym bag.

6. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: 2-Volume Set, by Stephen J. Ettinger, Edward C. Feldman, Hardcover, Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
For practitioners, updated and expanded, the new 6th edition of this popular text remains the only encyclopedic resource for veterinary internal medical problems. This internationally acclaimed "gold standard" offers unparalleled coverage of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting dogs and cats. Focusing on the clinical manifestations of disease and approaching disease in terms of the organ system involved, this comprehensive resource presents the latest information on specialties ranging from oncology, immunology, and reproductive problems, to skeletal and joint disorders, gastroenterology, and more. This new edition also includes a companion CD-ROM with references and weblinks, and is available in an e-dition package that includes the complete text with full search capabilities, frequent updates, animations and other color graphics, client information handouts, a "case-of-the-month" feature, and links to relevant websites for further information.

7. Pocket Emergency Medicine, by Richard D. Zane, Ron M. Walls, Pocket Notebook, Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Pocket-sized text lists a variety of conditions by presentation as would be encountered in an emergency situation. Each presentation provides the thought processes for treating each condition efficiently. Six-ring binder with loose-leaf pages.

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