Odd Medical Cures

Odd Medical Cures

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Would you believe bee's venom could help you feel better? How about a candle in your ear, or a string running through your nostrils? People have used all sorts of kooky remedies to fight pain and illness. Some work. Others, not so much. Find out more about odd medical cures of past and present!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761389873
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Series: No Way! Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.08(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.31(d)
Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 10 Years

About the Author

Michael J. Rosen is the acclaimed author of some three dozen books for children of all ages (and even more for grown-ups!), including The Cuckoo’s Haiku and Other Poems for Birders; Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Famiy’s Farm (which he both wrote and illustrated with some 400 photographs); A Drive in the Country; Don’t Shoot!; A School for Pompey Walker; and Elijah’s Angel. For over 35 years, ever since working as a counselor, water-safety instructor, and art teacher at local community centers, Michael has been engaged with young children, their parents, and teachers. As a visiting author, in-service speaker, and workshop leader, he frequently travels to schools and conferences around the nation, sharing his stories, poems, creativity, and humor.

As a talented editor and illustrator, Michael has enlisted hundreds of other authors and artists to create 15 philanthropic books that aid in the fight to end childhood hunger through Share Our Strength’s national efforts, or that offer care to less fortunate companion animals through The Company of Animals Fund, a granting program he began in 1990.

For the last four years, working with the Ohio Children’s Foundation, Michael created a early literacy activity book, particularly designed for kids who are likely to start school without knowing the alphabet: You, Me, and the ABCs: 100 Ready-for-Reading Activities for Kids and Their Favorite Grown-ups.

Ben Kassoy is staff writer for DoSomething.org, one of the largest organizations in the U.S. for teens and social change. He is also the co-author two other books with Michael J. Rosen. His own work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Nerve, The Good Men Project, Thought Catalog, and a host of others. Ben lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Dont-Try-It Diets Weight Loss Schemes 4

Shoo, Fly! Wait-Come Back! Maggot Therapy 6

This May Sting a Little Venom Therapy 8

Stringing Yourself Along Sutra Neti 10

Good Vibrations Radionics 12

That's Shocking! Electric Therapy 14

Poison … Pois-Off! Chelation 16

Quack is Whack Quackery 18

Burn, Baby, Burn!? Moxibustion, Ear Candling, and Fire Cupping 20

Chilly Thrills Cryogenics 22

Go With the Flow Phlebotomy 24

Messy Medicine Mud Baths and Hay Baths 26

Rock, Out! Crystal and Gemstone Therapies 28

Glossary 30

Source Notes 31

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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