Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information for Teens, 2nd Ed.

Teen Health Series

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information for Teens , 2nd Ed.

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The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products not generally considered part of conventional medicine. CAM practices comprise a wide-ranging spectrum of therapies, and the boundaries between CAM and conventional medicine are not absolute.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information for Teens, 2nd Edition, provides updated information about CAM systems, therapies, and practices, including various whole medical systems, manipulative practices, movement therapies, and others.

The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information for Teens, 2nd Edition.

Part One: Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines CAM, provides statistics on CAM use in the U.S., and explains how to evaluate web-based CAM information. Suggestions for selecting a CAM practitioner are included.

Part Two: Whole Medical Systems discusses traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy, and other systems that developed separately from Western medicine.

Part Three: Manipulative Practices and Movement Therapies describes chiropractic medicine, kinesiology, massage therapy, Rolfing, and Feldenkrais method.

Part Four: Mind-Body Medicine discusses therapies that rely on focus and relaxation, including biofeedback, meditation, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, and guided imagery, as well as qigong, tai chi, and yoga.

Part Five: Biologically Based Practices provides facts about nutrition and health, dietary and antioxidant supplements, herbal medicine, and botanical products.

Part Six: Energy Medicine describes practices purported to induce healing by manipulating the body’s life force, including acupuncture, magnet therapy, therapeutic touch, reiki, and crystal therapies.

Part Seven: Creative Arts Therapies discusses how art, color, and music therapies can affect health in a positive way.

Part Eight: CAM Treatments for Cancer and Other Diseases and Conditions offers information about the types of complementary health therapies that are used most frequently for cancer, pain management, asthma, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other health concerns.

Part Nine: If You Need More Information includes facts about finding CAM clinical trials, suggestions for additional reading, and a directory of relevant resources.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 1/4 x 9 1/4
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
  • Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
  • Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
  • Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
  • Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts


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