Although there is an abundance of material available on various aspects of alternative medicine, there is no one source to which a user can turn for information on publications, organizations, educational and treatment programs, and products. Information on these resources is scattered, incomplete, and often of questionable authority. With respect to books and journals, users face a vast number of materials on these subjects which vary widely in quality, appropriateness, authority, and readability. This book contains information on resources and publications in the general field of alternative medicine and thirty-two specific modalities. It is organized into two main sections: a resource guide provides reference information on the specific services and products available to both the lay and professional audience by organization and company. Appendixes include a directory of publishers and a general index. Includes a bibliography. An essential reference for public as well as medical libraries.
Francine Feuerman is Special Assistant to the Director of Research Libraries of the New York Public Library. She has studied many aspects of holistic health, and has a particular interest in homeopathy and herbal remedies. Marsha Handel is a medical librarian at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.