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  1. Daniel J.  Benor "DB@wholistichealingresearch...
    Daniel J. Benor "DB@wholistichealingresearch... May 11, 2011 at 3:59 am | | Reply
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good discussions, well referenced, October 10, 2004
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    This review is from: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Secrets (Paperback)

    Good, succinct discussions of many CAM modalities, and of a spectrum of target symptoms and illnesses with appropriate CAM therapies. Generously referenced.
    For instance, the section on spirituality includes a helpful mnemonic for integrating spirituality with conventional medical care.
    The discussion on Otitis Media (inflammation of the middle ear, most common in early childhood) is an excellent example of how CAM therapies can be helpful. Suggested modalities detailed include breast feeding, cranial osteopathy, osteopathy, lymphatic drainage, flavonoids, homeopathy, herbs and other botanicals, allergy rotation diet, acupuncture, aromatherapy, and avoiding second-hand smoke and pacifiers. In Europe, the vast majority of cases of otitis media are treated with these therapies. In the US, 98% of cases are treated with antibiotics. Considering that over 100,000 people die annually from medication reactions, and that CAM therapies carry minimal risks, we have much to learn from these differences.

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