Alternative Healing in American History: An Encyclopedia from Acupuncture to Yoga

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Michael Shally-Jensenauthor

Michael Shally-Jensen is an independent author and editor who holds a PhD in cultural anthropology, with a specialization in American studies.

Alternative Healing in American History: An Encyclopedia from Acupuncture to Yoga

20190731

Greenwood

Pages 432
Topics Aromatherapy and Essential Oils;Chinese Traditional Medicine and Philosophy;Chiropractic Medicine;Crystals;Mesmerism and Hypnotherapy;Native American Traditional Medicine;Phrenology;Psychedelic Drugs;Reflexology;Reiki;Popular Culture;Health and Wellness

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Alternative Healing in American History: An Encyclopedia from Acupuncture to Yoga

Author(s): Shally-Jensen, Michael;
Contributors: Shally-Jensen, Michael;
Abstract:

This book examines alternative healing practices in American popular culture. From traditional folk approaches to more recent developments, it discusses the rise and fall of more than 100 popular approaches to addressing both physical ailments and mental health needs.


• Provides illuminating descriptions of popular treatments, describing their underlying philosophies, the historical impetus behind each, and their fate with consumers

• Casts a critical yet sympathetic historical eye on the development of numerous popular remedies and how they came to serve (or not) their users

• Looks at both notable "alternative" therapies and therapies that emerged or split off from the mainstream to address a different need of their audiences

• Explores treatments designed for healing the body, the mind, the spirit, and all three

SortTitle: alternative healing in american history: an encyclopedia from acupuncture to yoga
Keyword(s): Aromatherapy and Essential Oils; Chinese Traditional Medicine and Philosophy; Chiropractic Medicine; Crystals; Mesmerism and Hypnotherapy; Native American Traditional Medicine; Phrenology; Psychedelic Drugs; Reflexology; Reiki; Popular Culture; Health and Wellness
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Michael Shally-Jensenauthor

Michael Shally-Jensen is an independent author and editor who holds a PhD in cultural anthropology, with a specialization in American studies.

eISBN-13: 9781440860348
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440860331
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 432
Publication Date: 20190731

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