Are You Afraid of Snakes? A Doctor's Exploration of Alternative Medicine
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Are You Afraid of Snakes? A Doctor's Exploration of Alternative Medicine

by C. Scott Mahan,

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The author, an infectious disease specialist and co-author of the best-selling Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple, describes his 5-year medical journey from Africa to Appalachia, as he encounters many alternative approaches to medicine (voodoo, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, hot yoga, barefoot running, performance enhancing drinks, titanium necklaces, magnets, hypnosis, detoxification diets, and ayurvedic medicine).

Dr. Mahan relates his personal and often humorous experiences in the dual worlds of alternative and Western medicine, offering an unbiased analysis and opinion of the differing approaches to medicine.

  • Pages: 257
  • Publication: Edition 1 (January 1, 2017)
  • Language: English

About the Authors

C. Scott Mahan

C. Scott Mahan, M.D. is Division Head of Infectious Disease at Charles George VA in Asheville, NC.

The author, an infectious disease specialist and co-author of the best-selling Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple, describes his 5-year medical journey from Africa to Appalachia, as he encounters many alternative approaches to medicine (voodoo, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, hot yoga, barefoot running, performance enhancing drinks, titanium necklaces, magnets, hypnosis, detoxification diets, and ayurvedic medicine).

Dr. Mahan relates his personal and often humorous experiences in the dual worlds of alternative and Western medicine, offering an unbiased analysis and opinion of the differing approaches to medicine.

  • Pages: 257
  • Publication: Edition 1 (January 1, 2017)
  • Language: English

About the Authors

C. Scott Mahan

C. Scott Mahan, M.D. is Division Head of Infectious Disease at Charles George VA in Asheville, NC.

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Chapter 1. My Early Exposure to "Alternative Medicine"

    Chapter 2. What Ails Me

    Chapter 3. Checking Under the Hood - My Initial Check-up

    Chapter 4. Heal Thyself - Naturopathy and Homeopathy

    Chapter 5. Oh My Aching Back - Chiropractor

    Chapter 6. Flu Shots for the Boys - Mainstream Medicine

    Chapter 7. Scott the Porcupine - Acupuncture

    Chapter 8. Is this Hell? Hot Yoga

    Chapter 9. At One with the Earth - Barefoot Running

    Chapter 10. I Kneed Some Help - Orthopedics

    Chapter 11. Give me the Beet - Performance Enhancing Drinks

    Chapter 12. Stroke it Like Derek Jeter - Titanium Necklaces

    Chapter 13. Magnets to the Rescue

    Chapter 14. You Are Becoming Very Sleepy - Hypnosis

    Chapter 15. The Cleanse (Not so Simple) - Detoxification Diets

    Chapter 16. Don't Touch My Dosha - Ayurvedic Medicine

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