Complementary Medicine for Dummies

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Complementary Medicine for Dummies - by Jacqueline Young

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Book Author
Jacqueline Young
Book Publish Date (Year)
2007
ISBN Number
ISBN: 978-0-470-02625-0

A comprehensive guide to what's what and what works incomplementary medicine, this expert guide cuts through the jargonand gives you the facts about the alternatives. Whether you areinterested in maintaining your general well-being or relieving thesymptoms of a specific complaint, this book outlines all of thetherapies available to you - from acupuncture through healingfoods to yoga and massage - and tells you what each treatment ismost effective for, how to go about finding a practitioner and whatto expect from a consultation. Topics covered in Complementary Medicine For Dummiesinclude:

Old Dogs - New Tricks: From Ancient Roots to ModernPractice Turning to the Pros for Your Health Diagnosis Reading the Body (Self-Diagnosis) Uncovering Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Revealing Ayurveda's 'Science of Life' Balancing Health With Tibetan Medicine Purifying the Body with Japanese Medicine Dipping Your Toes Into Nature Cure Getting to the Point of Acupuncture Homing in on Homeopathy Unearthing Herbal Medicine Nibbling on Nutritional Medicine Diving into Naturopathy Opening Up with Osteopathy Getting to the Crunch with Chiropractic Moving with Bodywork Therapies Enjoying Massage Therapies Relaxing with Breathing, Relaxation, and Meditation Scenting Out Aromatherapy and Flower and Tree Remedies Connecting with Healing Therapies Getting Your Head Around Psychological Therapies Feeling the Buss of Energy Medicine Having a Go with Creative Therapies Ten Complementary Medicine Tips for Healthy Living Ten Superfoods for Great Health Ten Great Herbal Remedies Appendix A: A-Z of Therapies

About the Author Jacqueline Young is uniquely qualified to write this book. She has worked in both the fields of orthodox and complementary medicine internationally for over 20 years, practising, studying, teaching, writing, researching, and serving on committees. Jacqueline is a qualified clinical psychologist, oriental medical practitioner, naturopath, and nutritionist. She is also trained in a whole host of complementary therapies including herbal medicine, homeopathy, flower remedies, Tibetan medicine, Ayurveda, applied kinesiology, massage, shiatsu, iridology, nature cure, sound therapy, and various types of bodywork and healing. In between she qualified as a Sivananda yoga instructor and found time to squeeze in a brown belt in karate! On the academic front Jacqueline holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has completed postgraduate education in nutrition, epidemiology, and clinical education. She’s done her bit serving on professional committees involved in setting national standards for clinical psychology, acupuncture, and nutrition. She’s taught complementary medicine to doctors, nurses, postgraduates, the general public, and school children – and anyone else who’s interested. Jacqueline has practised her skills in hospitals, clinics, and health centres in several countries. She is an enthusiastic medical volunteer for Care & Share International with whom she has had the privilege of running complementary medicine clinics in a tent high in the Himalayas and in Bhopal, India. She’s written several books on complementary medicine and often contributes to national magazines, newspapers, radio, television, and Web sites including BBC Health. Jacqueline practises in central London, and is the Education Director for the Revital Health Education Centre (www.revital.com). Outside work she is still trying to master the art of growing really tasty vegetables that even her son will eat! She’s exercised her brain, and stretched the patience of friends and family and her publishers, in writing this compendium and hopes you’ll find it handy to have around and a useful guide on your healing path. To contact the author (feedback, comments, and constructive suggestions always welcome) write to: PO Box 2211, Barnet, Herts, EN5 4DZ, United Kingdom, or e-mail [email protected]

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