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Complementary Therapies for Pharmacists Paperback – 8 Dec 2001

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press; First Edition edition (8 Dec. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0853694303
  • ISBN-13: 978-0853694304
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.4 x 23.4 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,483,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In recent years, there has been an enormous increase in the publics' interest in, and demand for, alternative or complementary medical treatments and many community pharmacists have responded by stocking homoeopathic, herbal, and aromatherapy products. This text is a comprehensive introduction to the most commonly used complementary disciplines, and covers theory, practical aspects, and current scientific thinking. Disciplines covered include homeopathy, medical herbalism, aromatherapy, manipulating disciplines (such as chiropractice, osteopathy and reflexology) and administering disciplines (such as ayuvera).

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There has been an enormous increase in the public's demand for alternative or complementary medical treatments. In response to this trend many community pharmacists now stock homeopathic, herbal, aromatherapy and other products. Complementary Therapies for Pharmacists is a comprehensive introduction to the most commonly used complementary disciplines, and covers theory, practical aspects, safety and current scientific thinking. The book is divided into four parts: - General aspects of complementary and alternative medicine - The therapies most appropriate to pharmacy practice, with guidance as to how pharmacists may integrate their use into practice - Detailed consideration of traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines - Other complementary therapies about which pharmacists may be asked Written for students, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals interested in this discipline, this book provides an excellent guide to complementary therapies. Steven Kayne is a Visiting Lecturer in Complementary Medicine, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

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