Integrative Rheumatology

Integrative Rheumatology

by Randy Horwitz, Daniel Muller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195311213

ISBN-13: 9780195311211

Pub. Date: 10/04/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Integrative Rheumatology offers a new and much-needed perspective in disease and symptom management, blending conventional medicine with alternative approaches not typically included in a Western medical practice. While conventional treatments can provide considerable symptomatic relief and can even slow the progression of many rheumatologic conditions, integrative

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Integrative Rheumatology offers a new and much-needed perspective in disease and symptom management, blending conventional medicine with alternative approaches not typically included in a Western medical practice. While conventional treatments can provide considerable symptomatic relief and can even slow the progression of many rheumatologic conditions, integrative treatment incorporating lifestyle interventions, mind-body approaches, and practices such as acupuncture and meditation into conventional medical therapies can improve quality of life, reduce medication dosages, and are generally better tolerated. In this book, researchers and clinicians highlight specific gaps in conventional rheumatologic care and examine how alternative approaches may be ideally suited to address these missed opportunities. Here, the authors introduce topics not typically addressed in conventional rheumatology texts, including nutritional therapies, exercise, herbal medicine, mind/body approaches, Ayurveda, and energy medicine. The contributors, all of whom have a background in academic medicine, share the approaches that they have found most effective in their own practices, basing their work on the best scientific evidence available. Ultimately, an understanding of complementary and alternative approaches to healing can help clinicians care for their patients using the best proven therapies to modify disease progress and relieve pain and disability.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195311211
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/04/2010
Series:
Weil Integrative Medicine Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword I

Foreword II

Contributors

1 The Use of CAM Therapies in Integrative Rheumatology Daniel Muller Muller, Daniel 3

2 Nutritional Interventions in Rheumatology Kathleen Johnson Johnson, Kathleen 6

3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Inflammatory Processes and Rheumatoid Arthritis Phillip C. Calder Calder, Phillip C. 23

4 Physical Activity and Arthritis David E. Yocum Yocum, David E. 47

5 Herbal Medicine in Rheumatologic Disorders Tieraona Low Dog Dog, Tieraona Low 56

6 Dietary Supplements in Rheumatologic Disorders Sharon L. Kolasinski Kolasinski, Sharon L. 75

7 Manual Medicine in Rheumatologic Disorders Julia B. Jernberg Jernberg, Julia B. 93

8 Mind-Body Medicine in Rheumatology Doerte U. Junghaenel Junghaenel, Doerte U. 108

9 Sleep Disorders in Rheumatologic Conditions: An Integrative Approach Paul D. Abramson Abramson, Paul D. 123

10 Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Arthritis George Lewith Lewith, George 151

11 Energy Medicine and Rheumatologic Disorders Ann Marie Chiasson Chiasson, Ann Marie 163

12 Ayurveda and Rheumatologic Disorders Malynn Utzinger Utzinger, Malynn 177

13 Homeopathic Medicine and Rheumatologic Disorders Iris R. Bell Bell, Iris R. 192

14 Rheurnatoid Arthritis Daniel Muller Muller, Daniel 208

15 Fibromyalgia Syndrome Nancy Selfridge Selfridge, Nancy 224

16 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Michelle Petri Petri, Michelle 251

17 Osteoarthritis Nisha Manek Manek, Nisha 265

18 Integrative Rheumatology in the Pediatric Patient Deborah Jane Power Power, Deborah Jane 292

19 The Patient Perspective Karen M. Cooper Cooper, Karen M. 312

20 The Future of Rheumatology Is Integral Daniel Muller Muller, Daniel 333

Index 343

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