Since the dawn of civilization, people all over the world developed their native systems of medicine and therapies to overcome their health problems - which often varied from region to region depending upon the climatic and other conditions. In today's world, the allopathic system of medicine, which is the treatment of disease by conventional usage of drugs having effects opposite to the system, is widely accepted across the globe. But, as many of us have realized over decades and centuries, allopathy alone cannot always solve our mental and physical problems. Handbook Of Alternative Therapies is designed to scientifically introduce the subject of alternate remedies to the general reader. It clarifies the various terms, classifications, safety measures and effectiveness of the therapies, their cost and service delivery and the needed expertise of the practitioners in the field. The work delves into the various forms of alternative therapies, their uses, procedures of treatment, benefits and side-effects. The book also provides a comprehensive glossary that will be of immense benefit to the readers in comprehending the technical terms used in the text.