Complementary Health for Women: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide for Major Diseases and Common Conditions

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 The volume features extensive references throughout to document evidence-based practices...For practitioners of complementary therapies this is a useful resource...that provide[s] more in-depth understanding of each condition and therapy. Summing up: recommended.


Complementary Health for Women serves as a convenient and practical how to guide for treating a wide variety of common diseases and conditions specific to women. This highly specialized book outlines complementary and alternative approaches to female patients with functional complaints and disorders. Key Features:

• Describes treatment and effects, methods of use, precautions, and long term vs. short term use

Offers extensively detailed case studies

Features tables comparing various approaches by disease or condition

Lists available products and training programs for each disease or condition

This book also contains research on various therapies, and offers advice for counseling women. Essential for all levels of nurses working with women, this book provides an invaluable wealth of information showing when, how, and for whom non-medical and self-care therapies can benefit women.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826110879
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/12/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Chambers Clark, ARNP, EdD, FAAN, AHNC, founded the Wellness Institute and now runs a website called Wellness and Relationship Resources at that provides continuing education materials, newsletters, seminars, and practice management consultation. As a certified advanced holistic nurse and mental health nurse practitioner, she has maintained a private practice with clients for more than 30 years, focusing on whole person wellness.

She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 1980 and is an award-winning author who has conducted research and published widely on wellness, holistic, and self-care topics, including Wellness Practitioner, Integrating Complementary Procedures into Practice, Health Promotion in Communities: Holistic and Wellness Approaches (Springer Publishing Company, 2001),Holistic Assertiveness Skills for Nurses: Empower Yourself (and Others!) (Springer Publishing Company, 2003) and The Encyclopedia of Complementary Health Practice (Springer Publishing Company. 1999) She was also founding editor of the Alternative Health Practitioner: The Journal of Complementary and Natural Care and is the author of Group Leadership Skills (Springer Publishing Company, 2003), now in its fourth edition.

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Table of Contents

Abdominal Pain


Alzheimer's Disease



Bladder Infection

Blood Pressure

Bone Health

Breast Cancer

Breast Feeding

Cervical Cancer

Cholesterol (Elevated)

Colon Cancer


Crohn's Disease




Diverticular Disease




Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)


Heart Disease



Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Liver Inflammation



Nausea & Vomiting



Ovarian Cancer





Respiratory Health

Triglycerides (elevated)

Ulcerative Colitis

Urinary Tract Infection

Vaginal Health

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