Alternative health practices have a tradition of providing relief to people for thousands of years. However, doctors often provide just one course of treatment when there are so many other options. This unique, all-in-one guide puts everything you need to know about traditional and alternative medicine right at your fingertips. Its authors are leading practitioners in five different fields: conventional medicine, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, herbalism, and naturopathy. They write on everything from aches and pains, to sexual dysfunction, the common cold, mind and spirit, anxiety, and general first aid. Each ailment is presented with four side-by-side, alternative, treatments so you may see which therapy best suits you and your family. Free of medical jargon, the text is written so readers may quickly and easily diagnose your symptoms, and identify treatment. Take control of your healthcare and better understand the choices open to you!