Course Description
Almost 40% of Americans use health care approaches outside of mainstream Western medicine.  These non-traditional approaches include acupuncture, meditation, massage therapy, reiki, yoga, hypnotherapy, chiropractic manipulation, and herbal medicine.  Some of these approaches seem to hold promise in the healing process, while others have had little research to date.  In this course, we will examine scientific evidence for the efficacy of these different approaches.

Course Requirements and Expectations
No previous skills or background are required. Preference will be given to students who have officially declared a pre-health track and have opened a file in the Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring.

Instructor: Prof. Michael Gaines
Spring 2016