The Desktop Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2nd Edition

The Desktop Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2nd Edition

Author: Edited by Edzard Ernst, Max H. Pittler, Barbara Wider
ISBN: 9780723433835
Publication Date: Copyright 2006
Publisher: Elsevier
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 576

Description

The 2nd edition of this highly successful essential clinical reference provides concise, evidence-based information on 69 popular forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and 46 common conditions frequently treated with CAM. Each section has a clear and accessible design for quick decision-making, and includes an analysis of the most up-to-date research available. This handy reference also includes a searchable CD-ROM.
  • Provides a single authoritative reference source on CAM for health professionals
  • Takes a systematic and evidence-based approach
  • Offers concise information on CAM diagnostic methods and treatments
  • Summarizes clinical trial data on the effectiveness of CAM for specific conditions
  • Alerts readers to cases where CAM may be risky or inappropriate
  • Weighs up the benefits and risks of each CAM treatment
  • Makes recommendations for practice in the context of conventional medical management
  • Includes CD-ROM with fully searchable text
  • CD-ROM includes links to Medline
  • Thoroughly revised, updated and expanded
  • Additional forms of CAM therapies and medicine
  • Additional conditions frequently treated with CAM
  • All literature searches fully updated and hundreds of new trials reviewed

    Author Information

    Edited by Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPED, Professor of Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK; Max H. Pittler, MD, PHD, Research Fellow in Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK.; and Barbara Wider, MA, Research Fellow in Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK

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