Integrative Pediatrics

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There is ample evidence that children and adolescents in large numbers are actively using integrative (complementary and alternative) therapies. Various studies now indicate that over 50% of pediatricians surveyed would refer a patient for integrative therapy, and they would welcome more natural therapies for children provided they were safe and effective. However, there has been little training for pediatricians in this area. Integrative Pediatrics addresses these issues and provides guidelines for pediatricians, parents, and general audiences in a balanced, evidence-based manner.

In this volume in the Weil Integrative Medicine Library series, the authors describe a rational and evidence-based approach to the integrative therapy of childhood disorders and well-child care, integrating the principles of alternative and complementary therapies into the principles and practice of conventional pediatrics. The authors examine what works and what doesn't and offer practical guidelines for physicians to incorporate integrative medicine into their practice and how to advise patients and their parents on reasonable and effective therapies. The text also covers areas of controversy and identifies areas of uncertainty where future research is needed. Chapters also cite the best available evidence for both safety and efficacy of all therapies discussed.

The series editor is Andrew Weil, MD, Professor and Director of the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizon. Dr. Weil's program was the first academic program in the US and he is the major name in integrative medicine in the US, and well-known around the world. His program's stated goal is "to combine the best ideas and practices of conventional and alternative medicine into cost effective treatments without embracing alternative practices uncritically."

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Table of Contents

Foreword I ix

Foreword II xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Contributors xvii

I Foundations of Integrative Pediatric Care

1 Introduction to Integrative Pediatrics Timothy P. Culbert Karen Olness Sunita Vohra 3

2 Assessment and Treatment Planning in Integrative Pediatric Practice Timothy P. Culbert Victoria Maizes Tai Mendenhall David K. Becker 13

3 Culture and Spirituality in Integrative Pediatrics Judson B. Reaney Gregory A. Plotnikoff 30

4 Essential Medicine: Self-Care for Pediatric Providers Danna M. Park 47

5 Research and Education in Integrative Pediatrics Sunita Vohra Trish Dryden 73

II Pediatric Perspectives on Specific Therapeutic Approaches

6 A Pediatric Perspective on Acupuncture Yuan-Chi Lin Shu-Ming Wang 103

7 A Pediatric Perspective on Aromatherapy Maura Fitzgerald Linda L. Halcón 123

8 A Pediatric Perspective on Chiropractic Karen Erickson Elise G. Hewitt Amy Lynne Watson Anthony L. Rosner Randy L. Hewitt 146

9 A Pediatric Perspective on Energy Therapies Mary Jane Ott Larraine Bossi Jeanne Colbath 180

10 A Pediatric Perspective on Exercise Medicine Amanda K. Weiss Kelly Susannah M. Briskin 204

11 A Pediatric Perspective on Herbals and Supplements Paula Gardiner Tieraona Lowdog 217

12 A Pediatric Perspective on Homeopathy David Riley Menachem Oberbaum Shepherd Roee Singer 234

13 A Pediatric Perspective on Massage Shay Beider Erin T. O'Callaghan Jeffrey I. Gold 248

14 A Pediatric Perspective on Mind-Body Medicine Daniel P. Kohen 267

15 A Pediatric Perspective on Naturopathic Medicine Matthew I. Baral Wendy Weber Jessica Mitchell 302

16 A Pediatric Perspective on Nutritional Therapeutics Benjamin Kligler Emilie Scott 314

17 APediatric Perspective on Osteopathic Medicine Ali Carine Miriam Mills Viola Frymann 340

III Clinical Applications in Integrative Pediatrics

18 Integrative Adolescent Medicine Cora Collette Breuner 367

19 Integrative Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics Sanford Newmark 395

20 Integrative Pediatric Gastroenterology Gerard A. Banez Rita Steffen 425

21 Integrative Pediatric Intensive Care David M. Steinhorn Sheila Wang 446

22 Integrative Pediatric Mental Health (Assessment and Treatment Using an Ecological Perspective) Scott M. Shannon 458

23 Integrative Pediatric Oncology Susan F. Sencer 487

24 Integrative Pediatric Pain Management Joy A. Weydert Mark Connelly 518

25 Integrative Pediatric Palliative Care Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf Leora Kuttner Krista Westendorp Ruth McCarty 569

26 Integrative Pediatric Primary Care Lawrence D. Rosen 594

27 Integrative Pediatric Pulmonology John D. Mark 621

IV The Future of Integrative Pediatrics: Looking Ahead

28 The Future of Integrative Pediatrics Timothy P. Culbert Kathi J. Kemper Lawrence D. Rosen 653

Index 675

V Integrative Pediatrics: Additional Chapters-Web-Based Supplement

29 Optimal Healing Environments in Pediatrics Chris Feudtner Wayne B. Jonas

30 Ethical Perspectives on Integrative Pediatrics Kathi J. Kemper

31 Designing Integrative Pediatrics Programs: Business and Administrative Aspects Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr Timothy P. Culbert Lori Knutson

32 Pediatric Perspectives on Environmental Medicine Mark D. Miller Alice C. Brock-Utne

33 A Pediatric Perspective on Creative Arts Therapies Deforia Lane Emily Darsie Barbara DiScenna

34 A Pediatric Perspective on Yoga Gurjeet Singh Birdee Paula Gardiner

35 Global Pediatrics and Health Disparties Karen Olness Boris Kalanj

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