:: The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

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"The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine (GEAM) is a one-stop source for alternative medical information that covers complementary therapies, herbs and remedies, and common medical diseases and conditions. It avoids medical jargon, making it easier for the layperson to use. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine presents authoritative, balanced information and is more comprehensive than single-volume family medical guides.

  • More than 800 full-length articles are included in the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine. Many prominent figures are highlighted as sidebar biographies that accompany the therapy entries. Articles follow a standardized format that provides information at a glance. Rubrics include the following (if applicable within an entry):
    • Therapies: Origins, Benefits, Description, Preparations, Precautions, Side effects, Research and general acceptance, Resources, Key terms
    • Herbs/remedies: General use, Preparations, Precautions, Side effects, Interactions, Resources, Key terms
    • Diseases/conditions: Definition, Description, Causes and symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Allopathic treatment, Expected results, Prevention, Resources, Key terms"

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