The Desktop Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach / Edition 2

The Desktop Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach / Edition 2

by Edzard Ernst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0723433836

ISBN-13: 9780723433835

Pub. Date: 08/17/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The 2nd edition of this highly successful essential clinical reference provides concise, evidence-based information on 69 popular forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and 46 common conditions frequently treated with CAM. Each section has a clear and accessible design for quick decision-making, and includes an analysis of the most up-to-date

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The 2nd edition of this highly successful essential clinical reference provides concise, evidence-based information on 69 popular forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and 46 common conditions frequently treated with CAM. Each section has a clear and accessible design for quick decision-making, and includes an analysis of the most up-to-date research available. This handy reference also includes a searchable CD-ROM.

· Provides a single authoritative reference source on CAM for health professionals
· Takes a systematic and evidence-based approach
· Offers concise information on CAM diagnostic methods and treatments
· Summarizes clinical trial data on the effectiveness of CAM for specific conditions
· Alerts readers to cases where CAM may be risky or inappropriate
· Weighs up the benefits and risks of each CAM treatment
· Makes recommendations for practice in the context of conventional medical management
· Includes CD-ROM with fully searchable text
· CD-ROM includes links to Medline

· Thoroughly revised, updated and expanded
· Additional forms of CAM therapies and medicine
· Additional conditions frequently treated with CAM
· All literature searches fully updated and hundreds of new trials reviewed

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780723433835
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/17/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 Using the book
Methods
Bibliography of main reference sources
How to use this book

Section 2 Conditions
Acne
AIDS/HIV infection
Alzheimer’s disease
Anxiety
Asthma
Atopic eczema
Back pain
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Cancer
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic heart failure
Chronic venous insufficiency
Constipation
Crohn’s disease
Depression
Diabetes
Drug/alcohol dependence
Erectile dysfunction
Fibromyalgia
Hangover
Hayfever
Headache
Hepatitis
Herpes simplex
Herpes zoster
Hypercholesterolemia
Hypertension
Insomnia
Irritable bowel syndrome
Labor
Menopause
Migraine
Multiple sclerosis
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Non-ulcer dyspepsia
Osteoarthritis
Overweight/obesity
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
Premenstrual syndrome
Rheumatoid arthritis
Smoking cessation
Stroke
Tinnitus
Ulcerative colitis
Upper respiratory tract infection

Section 3 Therapies
Acupuncture
Alexander technique
Aromatherapy
Autogenic training
Bach) Flower remedies
Biofeedback
Chelation therapy
Chiropractic
Craniosacral therapy
Herbalism
Homeopathy
Hypnotherapy
Massage
Meditation
Naturopathy
Osteopathy
Reflexology
Relaxation therapy
Spiritual healing
Tai chi
Yoga

Section 4 Herbal and non-herbal medicines
Aloe vera
Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata)
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)
Avocado-soybean unsaponifiables
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa)
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus)
Chitosan
Chondroitin
Co-enzyme Q10
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)
Echinacea (Echinacea spp)
Evening primrose(Oenothera biennis)
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
Garlic (Allium sativum)
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
Ginseng, Asian (Panax ginseng)
Ginseng, Siberian (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
Glucosamine
Grape (Vitis vinifera)
Green tea (Camellia sinensis)
Guar gum (Cyamposis tetragonolobus)
Hawthorn (Crataegus spp)
Hop (Humulus lupulus)
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Kava kava (Piper methysticum)
Kombucha (Fungus japonicus)
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
Melatonin
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
Mistletoe (Viscum album)
Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata)
Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
Phytoestrogens
Propolis
Red clover (Trifolium pratense)
Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)
Shark cartilage
St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis,V. edulis)
Willow (Salix spp)
Yohimbe (Pausinystalia johimbe)

Section 5 General topics
5.1 Diagnostic methods
5.2 Prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use
5.3 Why patients use complementary and alternative medicine
5.4 Legal and ethical issues regarding evidence-based complementary, alternative, and integrative medical therapies
5.5 Safety issues in complementary and alternative medicine
5.6 Cost evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine

Index

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