The PDR Family Guide to Natural Medicines & Healing Therapies
(Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780345433770, 640pp.)
Publication Date: May 2, 2000
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Mainstream medicine's first guide to safe and effective modes of alternative healing
The world of natural and alternative medicine offers an amazing array of effective, inexpensive, but still controversial health-care choices. Now in this milestone book, America's most trusted provider of medical information, the Physicians' Desk Reference®, cuts through the controversy and tells you what you need to know about your healing options.
- Which widely available herbs, vitamins, and minerals act like potent prescription medication
- Fifty alternative therapy options--how they work, what they strive for, and potential side effects
- Self-help techniques to stave off--and even reverse--chronic problems and disease
- The latest findings on acupuncture, aromatherapy, chiropractic adjustment, homeopathy, and much more
- How certain natural remedies interact with conventional drugs
- Easy-to-use indexes that will enable you to find treatment options for hundreds of ailments, identify the most effective herbal remedies, and research natural medicines by both common and Latin names
- A sixteen-page herb identification portfolio featuring more than one hundred medicinal herbs, photographed in full color
"As individuals increasingly empower themselves in a variety of areas in our society, so too are they requiring more information and input into their own medical care decisions. . . . A great resource for the patient in his or her dialogue with the physician."
--JOSEPH R. CRUSE, MD
Founding Medical Director
The Betty Ford Center
"An excellent supplement to the education that should occur during every health visit . . . allows people to find answers when and where they need them--any time of the day or night in their own home."
--BARBARA P. YAWN, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
And Community Health, University of Minnesota