This text is concerned with knowledge and how it is generated within complementary therapies: what kind of authority can be accorded to such knowledge; the nature of research agendas; and what ideas and skills are central to training and how they are transmitted.
This comparative text examines the rise of non-orthodox medicine and theorizes the changing nature of health care in modern societies. It engages with sociological debates on modernity and postmodernity, anthropological work.
This book examines concerns about complementary medicine in relation to a range of healing practices; acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, reflexology, Chi Kung, herbalism and osteopathy. The contributors to bring sociological, anthropological and practitioner perspectives to the debate about the future of complementary medicine.