This publication is designed to provide accurate
information in regard to the subject matter covered.
It is offered with the understanding that the author
and publisher are not engaged in rendering medical
or psychological service. This book is not intended to
be a substitute for therapy or professional advice.
This publication is designed to provide accurate information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is offered with the understanding that the author and publisher are not engaged in rendering medical or psychological service. This book is not intended to be a substitute for therapy
This book is a compilation of chapters written by experts in their field on
various modalities and dimensions of holistic health care and aging. We
envision the book to be a compendium of reliable and authoritative information
on complementary and alternative therapies that health professionals
may use as they seek to improve the health and quality of life
of those in their care.
According to a random survey conducted in 1997, 42% of Americans
sought out and used one or more types of medical interventions that
were not taught in medical schools and were not generally available in
U.S. hospitals. This represented an eight percentage point increase over
the 1990 results of the same survey. While the vast majority (96%) of
these people were also seeking conventional treatment for their health
problems, less than 40% of these people told their conventional doctors
what they were doing. Clearly, something’s going on with alternative
The initial reason for writing Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-
Based Approach was the need to examine research evidence and claims purported by
advocates, clinicians, and researchers of complementary and alternative medicine
(CAM) regarding its effectiveness. Both of us had previous experience with certain of
these therapies since we had worked with American Indians who used alternative spiritual-
indigenous medical approaches to health-related problems. Joseph Jacobs, a
Mohawk, grew up using many of these healing practices.
the beginning, medicinal therapy consisteodf concoctions coadministered
with incantations. Little thought was given to dissecting out the
contributions of the pharmacology of the concoction from the spiritual
consequences of the incantations. Eventually, potions and extracts were
recognized to have predictable activity that could be observed and described
objectively. Then came the capacity to estimate potency,t o l eading
concentration and purification.
On April 22nd, 1915, the writer, in company with Major Rankin, saw the Germans launch their first gas attack
near St. Julien upon the section of the line held by the French colonial troops and the first Canadian division.
This book was written primarily for the purpose of recording this as well as some of the other experiences of
the first Canadian division as seen from the unusual angle of a scientist, in the course of 18,000 miles of travel
in the front line area. It had the secondary object of giving the average reader some insight into what goes on
behind the lines, and...
decrease the burden of tuberculosis for people living with hiv. Countries should integrate “the Three I’s” into
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disease; and infection control in order to minimize transmission of tuberculosis.
provide comprehensive care and support for people living with hiv.