Duke Encyclopedia of New Medicine: Conventional and Alternative Medicine for All Ages

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Increasingly the trend in health care is away from a disease-oriented, physician- and technology-centered model toward a wellness-oriented, patient-centered approach that combines alternative healing therapies with conventional medicine. Nowhere is this holistic philosophy of healing practiced ...

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Overview

This superb new medical reference from the world-renowned Duke Center for Integrative Medicine presents a state-of-the-art approach to integrative care

Increasingly the trend in health care is away from a disease-oriented, physician- and technology-centered model toward a wellness-oriented, patient-centered approach that combines alternative healing therapies with conventional medicine. Nowhere is this holistic philosophy of healing practiced at a higher level than at the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine (DCIM).

This medical reference, with hundreds of full-color images, is the most authoritative and comprehensive ever published on integrative care. It contains:

• individual entries for more than 200 common health concerns with a detailed description of Duke's integrative approach to treating each condition

• profiles of nearly 100 complementary and alternative healing therapies--from acupuncture to ayurveda, magnet therapy to massage, vitamin and mineral supplementation to Zen meditation

This book is an essential medical resource for the 21st century--one that belongs in every home.

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This illustrated encyclopedia from the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine (DCIM) attempts to be an authoritative, first-of-its-kind resource for integrative medicine. The contributors are Tracy W. Gaudet, M.D., Richard S. Liebowitz, M.D., and Linda Smith-DCIM director, research director, and director of programs and operations, respectively. After an introduction to the center's integrative approach, the book splits into two parts, whose entries each average one to two pages in length. Part 1 is a catalog of more than 200 common health conditions, with chapters dedicated to particular organs or systems. The entries usually cover risk factors, definitions, causes, prevention, diagnosis, and conventional and/or alternative treatments. Also included are cross references or page numbers within the text referring to additional sections for further browsing. Finally, the entries include symbols of self-care concepts from the Wheel of Health, Duke University's approach to integrative medicine, to indicate which concepts apply. Part 2 contains both explanations of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) systems (e.g., osteopathy, homeo-pathy) and chapters pertaining to the body, mind, natural world, energy therapy, and other approaches. Nearly 100 therapies are covered in all. Bottom Line Although the encyclopedia contains some useful appendixes, like a glossary and health and healing guidelines for men and women, the appendixes are not as extensive as those in The Encyclopedia of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Facts On File, 2005), which includes a list of herbs and a few important reports on CAM. Because of its integrative approach, this work would serve as a good starting point for learning about alternative treatment options. It would also be a good purchase for libraries with no CAM resources.-Rebecca Raszewski, Drexel Univ. Lib., Philadelphia Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594864940
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/14/2006
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 1.62 (d)

Meet the Author

TRACY W. GAUDET, MD, is director of the DCIM and was the founding executive director of the University of Arizona's Integrative Medicine Program.

RICHARD S. LIEBOWITZ, MD, is the research director of the DCIM and the executive medical director of the Duke Center for Living.

LINDA SMITH, PA-C, is director of programs and operations of the DCIM, a certified yoga teacher, and a meditation practitioner and instructor.

THE CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE at duke university, founded in 2000, has become the recognized world leader in the advocacy and practice of integrative medical care.

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