Integrative Medicine: Complementary Therapy in Medical Practice / Edition 1

Integrative Medicine: Complementary Therapy in Medical Practice / Edition 1

by David Rakel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0721692885

ISBN-13: 9780721692883

Pub. Date: 09/30/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This groundbreaking text provides the first definitive clinical reference for the rapidly growing field of integrative medicine. Using a clinical, disease-oriented approach, INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE offers practical guidance for safely and effectively integrating complementary and alternative therapies into regular primary care practice. Drawing on available scientific

Overview

This groundbreaking text provides the first definitive clinical reference for the rapidly growing field of integrative medicine. Using a clinical, disease-oriented approach, INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE offers practical guidance for safely and effectively integrating complementary and alternative therapies into regular primary care practice. Drawing on available scientific evidence and the author's first-hand experience, it covers therapies such as botanicals, supplements, mind-body, lifestyle choices, nutrition, exercise, spirituality, and more.

• A practical, disease-focused approach makes it easy to reference clinical applications and recommendations based on a patient's disease state.
• The holistic aspects of integrative care focus on the root of the disease process, offering improved care for chronic disease that does not respond as easily to traditional pharmacological treatment.
• The Therapeutic Review and Prevention Prescription sections offer practical overviews of the recommendations discussed in each chapter for fast access.
• Note boxes highlight important, therapy-based pearls that the reader can apply to practice.
• Dosages and precautions are included for supplements and botanicals.
• The Tools for Your Practice section presents "how-to" discussions and handouts to help patients follow specific recommendations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721692883
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/30/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.44(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

I. The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine

II. Symptomatic Care
Nausea and Vomiting
Constipation
Pruritus
Insomnia
Pain
Tinnitus

III. Integrative Approach to Disease
Affective Disorders
Depression
Anxiety
Attention Deficit Disorder
Neurology
Alzheimer’s Disease
Headache
Peripheral Neuropathy
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson’s Disease
Infectious Disease
Otitis Media
Sinusitis
Viral Upper Respiratory Infection
Influenza
HIV/AIDS
Herpes Simplex
Hepatitis
Urinary Tract Infection
Yeast Infections
Cardiovascular Disease
Hypertension
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Premature Beats
Allergy
Asthma
Food Allergies
Environmental Allergies
Metabolic/Endocrine Disorders
Diabetes Mellitus
Hypothyroidism
Osteoporosis
Obesity
Hyperlipidemia
Gastrointestinal
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Disease
Peptic Ulcer Disease
Cholelithiasis
Autoimmune
Fibromyalgia/Chronic
Fatigue
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lupus Erythematosus
Inflammatory Bowel
Disease (Crohn’s
Ulcerative Colitis)
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Post Dates Pregnancy
Labor Pain Management
Breach Presentation
Menopause
Premenstrual Syndrome
Menorrhagia
Leiomyomata
Urology
Benign Prostatic
Hyperplasia
Urolithiasis
Chronic Prostatitis
Musculoskeletal
Osteoarthritis
Chronic Low Back Pain
Neck Pain
Gout
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dermatology
Atopic Dermatitis
Psoriasis
Urticaria
Aphthous Stomatitis
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Acne/Rosacea
Warts

IV. Disease Prevention
Breast Cancer
Lung Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Colon Cancer
Skin Cancer
Heart Attack (Coronary Artery
Disease)
Stroke (Cerebrovascular Disease)
High Blood Pressure
Memory Loss
Diabetes Mellitus
Cataracts Macular Degeneration
Depression
Ear Infections
Osteoporosis
Vaginal Yeast Infections
Effects of Aging

V. Tools for Your Practice
The Antiinflammatory (Omega-3)
Diet
The DASH Diet
Hypnosis/Imagery Techniques for
Calming Children Prior to
Procedures
Relaxation Techniques
A Guide to Using Imagery
Recommending Antioxidants
Breathing Exercises
Low Back Pain Exercises
Exercises for Vertigo
Strain/Counterstrain for Neck Pain
How to Recommend an
Elimination Diet
Writing an Exercise Prescription
Journaling for Health
Recommending Meditation
Using Probiotics
Acupuncture for Hiccups
Acupuncture for Nausea and
Vomiting
Resources for Patients with Cancer
Taking a Spiritual History
Should You Include Functional
Diagnosis in Your Practice?

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