Integrative Women's Health
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Integrative Women's Health

by Victoria Maizes
     
 

Women have made it clear that they desire a broader, integrative approach to their care. Here, for the first time, Integrative Women's Health weaves together the best of conventional treatments with mind-body interventions, nutritional strategies, herbal therapies, dietary supplements, acupuncture, and manual medicine, providing clinicians with a roadmap

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Overview

Women have made it clear that they desire a broader, integrative approach to their care. Here, for the first time, Integrative Women's Health weaves together the best of conventional treatments with mind-body interventions, nutritional strategies, herbal therapies, dietary supplements, acupuncture, and manual medicine, providing clinicians with a roadmap for practicing comprehensive integrative care.

Presenting the best evidence in a concise, accessible format, and written exclusively by female clinicians, this text addresses many aspects of women's health, including feminine perspectives on aging, spirituality and sexuality, specific recommendations for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, headaches, multiple sclerosis, depression, anxiety, and cancer, as well as integrative approaches to premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, menopause, fibroids, and endometriosis. Homeopathic, Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners provide insight into the ways in which these systems manage reproductive conditions.

As leading educators in integrative medicine, editors Dr. Maizes and Dr. Low Dog demonstrate how clinicians can implement their recommendations in practice, but they also go beyond practical care to examine how to motivate patients, enhance a health history, and understand the spiritual dimensions of healing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195378818
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/26/2010
Series:
WEIL INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE LIBRARY Series
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors xix

I Lifestyle

1 Philosophy of Integrative Women's Health Victoria Maizes Tieraona Low Dog 3

2 Nutrition Wendy Kohatsu 7

3 Dietary Supplements Mary Hardy 30

4 Physical Activity Patricia Lebensohn|47

5 Mind-Body Therapies Rita Benn 65

6 Women, Soul Wounds, and Integrative Medicine Beverly Lanzerta 84

II Systems and Modalities

7 Traditional Chinese Medicine Leslie McGee 101

8 Ayurveda Premal Patel 110

9 Energy Medicine Ann Marie Chiasson 125

10 Homeopathy Pamela A. Pappas Iris R. Bell 136

11 Manual Medicine Cheryl Hawk Raheleh Khorsan 151

III Reproductive Health

12 Premenstrual Syndrome Daphne Miller 165

13 Vaginitis Priscilla Abercrombie 188

14 Pregnancy and Lactation Jacquelyn M. Paykel 201

15 Perinatal Depression Marlene P. Freeman 233

16 The Role of Stress in Infertility Beate Ditzen Tammy L. Loucks Sarah L. Berga 250

17 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Bridget S. Bongaard 271

18 Endometriosis MargEva Morris Cole 283

19 Chronic Pelvic Pain Bettina Herbert 302

20 Uterine Fibroids Joanne L. Perron 319

21 Cervical Cancer Lise Alschuler 335

22 Breast Cancer Susan Love Dixie J. Mills 348

23 Menopause Tori Hudson 366

24 Sexuality Lana L. Holstein 385

IV Common Illnesses in Women

25 Urinary Tract Infections Priscilla Abercrombie 401

26 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Cynthia A. Robertson 412

27 Headaches Kelly McCann 427

28 Fibromyalgia-Chronic Fatigue Melinda Ring 454

29 Rheumatoid Arthritis Nisha J. Manek 474

30 Multiple Sclerosis Patricia K. Ammon 505

31 HIV Karen E. Konkel 521

32 Anxiety Roberta Lee 535

33 Depression Naomi Lam Sudha Prathikanti 554

34 Eating Disorders Carolyn Coker Ross 572

35Cardiovascular Health Vivian A. Kominos 588

36 Osteoporosis Louise Gagné 623

37 Healthy Aging: The Whole Woman Approach Elizabeth R. Mackenzie Birgit Rakel 646

38 Women's Health: An Epilogue Tieraona Low Dog Victoria Maizes 660

Index 671

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