One of the wonderful aspects of modern medicine is that it can offer absoluteness when it comes to the mysteries of ailments; Take two of these pills and you'll be right as rain. Humans are slowly understanding however, that along side conventional medicine, there is a lot of room for effective, alternative therapies. Give your readers a must-have collection on this issue. Across four chapters, readers will evaluate whether alternative medicine works, why it is becoming so popular, whether it can exist at peace with modern medicine, and whether the government should research and regulate it. Because readers are presented with a variety of viewpoints, this book is also a great resource for report-writing and research. Superb essays sources include the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, The Office of Senator Dick Durbin, Donald Berwick, Dana Ullman, and Todd Runestad.
ContentsHomeopathic medicine is effective / Dana Ullman
Homeopathic medicine is ineffective / Edzard Ernst
Sham acupuncture's effectiveness casts doubt on the efficacy of real acupuncture / Ted Burnham
Acupuncture is effective despite research showing that sham acupuncture is helpful / John Amaro
Chelation therapy is a safe and effective treatment for many conditions / Elmer M. Cranton
Chelation therapy is dangerous and ineffective for treating most health problems / Saul Green
Politics and culture contribute to alternative medicine's popularity / Rahul Parikh
The popularity of alternative medicine is exaggerated / Brennen McKenzie
The prevalence of complementary treatments reflects frustration with traditional medicine / Lauren Cox
Celebrities influence public interest in alternative treatments that can be detrimental / Liz Szabo
The need for improvements in health care highlights the advantages of integrative medicine / Donald Berwick (and Andrea M. Schultz, Samantha M. Chao, J. Michael McGinnis)
A complementary medical treatment approach can lower health care costs / Kathleen Koster
A complementary approach to medicine helps patients and is scientifically sound / David Katz
Complementary medicine is scientifically unsound and only increases provider profits / Ben Kavoussi
Doctors can and should regularly use ethically prescribed placebo treatments / Steve Silberman
Placebo treatment can have harmful as well as beneficial effects / Eliezer Sobel
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine should be funded / National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine should not be funded / David Gorski
The value of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is unclear / David Brown
Expanding labeling requirements would better inform consumers about safe supplement use / The Office of Senator Dick Durbin
Expanding labeling requirements for dietary supplements would punish consumers and manufacturers / Hank Schultz and Todd Runestad.
|Series||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
-- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2012
Zott, Lynn M.
(Lynn Marie), 1969-
257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.