Textbook of Natural Medicine / Edition 3

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Introducing the most comprehensive, most thoroughly researched, most carefully referenced, and most up-to-date text on natural medicines and complementary modalities. It covers a wide range of tests and approaches for managing and treating over 100 conditions and health problems. Inside, readers will find accurate, detailed pharmacologic information on herbs and supplements, and crucial knowledge for making recommendations to patients.

Coverage includes...

  • profiles of selected herbs and supplements
  • the history and philosophy of natural medicine
  • supplementary diagnostic procedures, such as the breath hydrogen test, food allergy testing, and more.
  • a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including botanical medicine, colon therapy, emergency procedures, fasting, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, manipulation, acupuncture, and Ayurveda.
  • syndromes and other special topics, such as bowel toxemia, chronic candidiasis, and fever.
  • acne, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, affective disorders, alcoholism, Alzheimer's disease, and other specific health problems.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455705283
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 3.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Philosophy of Natural Medicine: Introduction. History of Naturopathic Medicine. Phiosophy-1. Philosophy-2. Placebo and the Art of Medicine. Women in the History of Medicine.

Section II Supplementary Diagnostic Procedures: Introduction. Breath Hydrogen Test. Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis. Dark Adaptation Test. Elisa/Act Test. Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate. Fantus Test. Folic Acid Status Assessment. Food Allergy Testing. Glycosylated Hemoglobin. Hair Analysis. Heidelburg Gastric Analysis. Indican Test Microclot General Test. Mineral Status Evaluation. Nutrient Status, Laboratory Tests for Determining. Oral Manifestations of Nutritional Status and Gastrointestinal Disease. Serum Bile Acids Assay. Tryptophan Loading Test. Zinc Status Assessment.

Section III: Therapeutic Modalities: Introduction. Ayurveda. Botanical Medicine. A Modern Perspective. Colon Therapy. The Exercise Prescription. Emergency Procedures. Fasting. Homeopathy. Hydrotherapy. Manipulation. Scientific Basis of Acupuncture. Soft Tissue Manipulation.

Section IV: Syndromes and Special Topics: Introduction. Alternate Complement Pathway. Bowel Toxemia. Chronic Candidiasis: The Yeast Syndrome. The Diversified Rotation Diet: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tool. Fever. Food Allergy. Hepatoprotection: Clinical Indications for the Use of Lipotrophic Factors.

Section V: Specific Health Problems: Introduction. Acne Vulgaris and Acne Conglobata. Acquired Immmunodeficiency Syndrome. Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Affective Disorders. Alcoholism. Alzheimer's Disease. Angino Pectoris. Aphthous Stomatitis. Ascariasis. Asthma. Atherosclerosis. Atopic Dermatitis. Attention Deficit Disorders. Autism. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Cataracts, Senile, Celiac Disease. Cellulite. Cervical Dysplasia. Child Sexual Abuse. Chlamydial Genital Infections. Crohn's Disease. Cystitis. Depression. Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Diabetes Mellitus. Epilepsy. Epididimytis. Erythema Multiforme. Fibrocystic Breast Disease. Food Allergy. Gallstones. Glaucoma: Acute, Chronic. Gout. Hemorrhoids. Herpes Simplex. Hyperactivity. Hypertension. Hypoglycemia. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Insomnia. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Ischemic Heart Disease. Kidney Stones. Learning Disability. Leukoplakia. Macular Degeneration. Male Infertility. Mania. Menorrhagia. Migraine Headache. Mononucleosis-Like Syndrome, Chronic. Multiple Sclerosis ...more.

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