Fundamentals of Complementary and Integrative Medicine / Edition 3

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Perfect for students and practitioners in medical, health, and science fields, this acclaimed resource lays the groundwork for a solid understanding of complementary and integrative therapy. It provides insight into the historical context of alternative healing systems, as well as the most up-to-date scientific research and clinical applications for integrative medicine. Focusing on therapies best supported by clinical trials and evidence, it describes key concepts of the most prevalent complementary and alternative therapies in use today. This edition features many new chapters and a new appendix, with thorough updates and references throughout.
  • Evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence.
  • The book's broad perspective traces CIM therapies from their origins and development, up to the latest information on research and clinical trials.
  • Written by expert leaders in the field of complementary medicine, including contributions from several well-known authors such as Elliot Dacher, Joseph Pizzorno, Ted Kaptchuk, Hari Sharma, Daniel Redwood, and Caroline Hoffman.
  • Two-color format emphasizes special features and important material in diagrams, tables, boxes, and main headings.
  • Suggested readings at the end of all chapters guide readers to further research on chapter topics.
  • Coverage of neurohumoral physiology is now included in the chapter on Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI).
  • Ten new chapters are included on Issues in Integrative Medicine, Chiropractic, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Energy Healing, Biophysical Modalities & Devices, Qi Gong, Shiatsu, Tibetan Medicine, and Yoga.
  • Chapters on Homeopathy and Mind-Body have been completely re-written by new contributors for a fresh perspective on these subjects.
  • A new appendix of Native American Herbs provides updated information on this topic of interest.
  • Reorganized progression of material breaks content into five sections instead of four, offering a more balanced presentation within each section.
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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Martha J. Greenberg, PhD, RN (Pace University)
Description: This is a guide to the more prevalent complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities and therapies and traditional medical systems. This third edition updates the previous edition, presenting new therapies and up-to-date evidence and resources.
Purpose: The book provides current information about CAM fundamentals and foundations currently practiced in North America and Europe. Approaches to specific medical conditions for application in mainstream medical practice are included. Applications for clinical practice are addressed with some CAM modalities. The goal is to provide an understanding of CAM for healthcare professionals and students to serve patients, protect the public health, and expand their understanding of health and healing.
Audience: It is written for healthcare practitioners in a variety of disciplines, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc. The author, a long time expert in the field of CAM, has gathered practitioner/authors of varying backgrounds and expertise to present the material.
Features: The first two sections are an introduction to the topic of CAM. Themes and terminology of CAM and the contexts helpful to interpretation are discussed, e.g., social and cultural factors and global dimensions. The final sections present information on therapies such as homeopathy, herbs, aromatherapy; on modalities such as energetic healing, humor; and finally, global health traditions such as ayurveda, auranderismo, and yoga.
Assessment: Although there are many similar books in this area, readers can be assured that Micozzi's contributions are always significant, usually adding depth that may or may not be found in other compendiums. Periodic new editions of this book are always necessary as the field strives to become increasingly evidenced based.
From the Publisher
"Full of fascinating and useful information."

Clive Salzer. Complementary Medicine, July/August 2006

Complementary Medicine

"Full of fascinating and useful information."

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Product Details

Table of Contents

Section One: Foundations of Complementary and Integrative Medicine
1. Characteristics of CIM
2. Translation from Conventional Medicine
3. Issues in Integrative Medicine – New!

Section Two: Contexts for Complementary and Integrative Medicine
4. Social and Cultural Factors
5. Vitalism
6. Integrated Medical Model
7. Global Dimensions

Section Three: Alternative Medical Therapies
8. Homeopathy
9. Manual Therapies
10. Chiropractic – New!
11. Herbal Medicine – New!
a. Appendix: Common Herbs in Clinical Practice b. Appendix: Native American Herbs – New!
12. Aromatherapy
13. Naturopathic Medicine
14. Nutrition – New!

Part Four: Complementary Medical Modalities
15. Neurohumoral Physiology and Psychoneuroimmunology
16. Mind Body Modalities
17. Energetic Healing – New!
18. Biophysical Devices and Modalities
19. Arts Therapy
20. Humor

Section Five: Traditional Ethnomedical Systems
21. Chinese Medicine
22. Qi Gong – New!
23. Shiatsu – New!
24. Tibetan Medicine – New!
25. Traditional Ayurveda
26. Yoga – New!
27. Maharishi Ayurveda
28. Sufism and Rapid Healing
29. Native American Healing
30. Latin American Curanderismo
31. Southern African Healing and Professionalization Considerations

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