Integrative Cardiology: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Heart / Edition 1

Integrative Cardiology: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Heart / Edition 1

by John Vogel, Mitchell Krucoff
     
 

Everything you need to incorporate complementary and alternative therapies into traditional cardiology practice

"...a milestone in the inevitable merging of the two fields."—Dr. Andrew T. Weil, MD

Written by the leading experts in cardiology and integrative medicine, this practical resource delivers a critical and balanced assessment of the evidence

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Overview

Everything you need to incorporate complementary and alternative therapies into traditional cardiology practice

"...a milestone in the inevitable merging of the two fields."—Dr. Andrew T. Weil, MD

Written by the leading experts in cardiology and integrative medicine, this practical resource delivers a critical and balanced assessment of the evidence for complementary alternative medicine (CAM) approaches and their use in conjunction with traditional therapies.

Comprehensive coverage includes:


  • CAM treatment modalities
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • An important overview of the mechanistic and physiologic links between CAM and the cardiovascular system
  • All categories identified by the NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) study
  • Special considerations in such vital areas as women's health, obesity, aging, and end-of-life care
  • Useful appendix that provides reliable sources of further information for both physicians and patients

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071443371
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
05/13/2007
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors

Foreword, Andrew T. Weil, MD

Prologue

Preface

PART 1: INTRODUCTION
1. High Tech/High Touch: Healing Environment in Blended Medicine at North Hawaii Community Hospital, Earl E. Bakken

PART 2: BASICS
2. Integrating Complementary/Alternative Medicine into Your Cardiac Program, Cathy Young and Katrina Zapotulko

3.Legal and Ethical Issues in Integrative Cardiology, Michael H. Cohen

4. Academic Integrative Medical Centers of Excellence, John C. Longhurst

5.Approaches to Clinical Trials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Richard L. Nathan, Josh Berman, Catherine M. Stoney, and Shan S. Wong

PART 3: CAM TREATMENT MODALITIES: NCCAM CATEGORIES
6. Bioenergetic Techniques, Brian Olshansky

7. Acupuncture, John C. Longhurst

8. Herbal and Dietary Supplements in Cardiovascular Care: Efficacy and Incorporation into Practice, Robert Alan Bonakdar, Erminia Guarneri and Rebecca Costello

9. The Modified Mediterranean Diet, Robert A. Vogel

10. Guided Imagery in Integrative Cardiology, Martin L. Rossman

11. The Role of Stress and Various Modalities for Dealing with Stress and Prevention, Erminia Guarneri, Christopher Suhar, and Rauni Prittinen King

12. Noetic Therapy, Spirituality and Prayer, Mitchell W. Krucoff, Suzanne W. Crater and Michael Cuffe

13. Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Heart Health, Victor S. Sierpina, M. Kay Garcia, and Gloria Y. Yeh

14. An Ayurvedic Approach to Cardiovascular Disease, Shahla J. Modir and David C. Leopold

15. Applications of Music Therapy in the Continuum of Care for the Cardiac Patient, Cheryl Dileo and Barbara Reuer

16. Naturopathic Medicine, Michael Traub

17. Homeopathy, Maryann Ivons

PART 4: MECHANISTIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL LINKS BETWEEN CAM AND THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
18. Psychological Risk Factors and Pathophysiological Pathways Involved in Coronary Artery Disease: Relevance to Complementary Medicine Interventions, Willem J. Kop and Jennifer L. Francis

19. Integrative Cardiology: Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Action of Acupuncture, John C. Longhurst and Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi

20. The Emotional Basis of Coronary Heart Disease, Robert A. Vogel

21. Nontraditional Approaches to Lipoprotein Metabolism Manipulation, H. Robert Superko

PART 5: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONN AREAS
22. Herbs for Menopause and Cardiovascular Disease, Sara L. Warner

23. Obesity and Weight Loss: An Overview of Diet, Drugs and Dietary Supplements, Rebecca B. Costello and Johanna T. Dwyer

24. Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cardiac Surgery, Steven F. Bolling, Martinus T. Spoor and Sara L. Warber

25. Chronic Heart Failure: An Integrative Approach to Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Michael S. Cuffe

26. Management of Common Problems in Cardiovascular Care, Sudden Death and Arrhythmias, Brian Olshansky and Mina Chung

27. Aging: The Environment Reflects Humanity, John H.K. Vogel

28. End-of-Life Care: Hospice for the Heart, John H.K. Vogel and Julie H. Webster

29. Presence, Healing and Healers: An Introduction to Mindfulness, Meditation, and Its Relevance to Stress Reduction and Health for Patients, Physicians, and Health-Care Professionals, Jeffrey Brantley, Martin J. Sullivan, Suzanne W. Crater, and Mitchell W. Krucoff
PART 6: APPENDIX
Reference Sources for Information on Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines, Rebecca B. Costello

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