Alternative Treatments of Insomnia: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them

Alternative Treatments of Insomnia: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them

by James Lake, MD

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Alternative Treatments of Insomnia: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them,
is filled with practical information about alternative treatments including:
•herbals, vitamins and other natural supplements
•whole body approaches
•meditation and mind-body practices
•light, sound and other established energy therapies
•subtle energy therapies

Alternative Treatments of Insomnia: Safe, Effective and Affordable Approaches and How to Use Them, will help you
•Understand your sleep problem better
•Take inventory of your symptoms
•Learn about a variety of alternative treatments of insomnia
•Develop a customized treatment plan that makes sense for you
•Re-evaluate your treatment plan and make changes if your initial plan doesn’t work

Treatment approaches are summarized in easy-to-read bullets so you can quickly find key information on a variety of treatment choices, including:
•Name of treatment and category
•How the treatment works
•Dosages (for natural supplements) or frequency or duration of use to achieve beneficial effects (for whole body, mind-body or energy approaches)
•Examples of safe and effective combinations with other treatments
•Comments and warnings about adverse effects and particular treatment combinations that may be unsafe and should be avoided
•Duration of treatment needed to achieve beneficial results

“Dr. James Lake’s short book is the most concise, authoritative, and reliable manual that has appeared in recent years on the prevention and management of this widespread problem, using integrative, natural, non-drug methods. Highly recommended!”
~ Larry Dossey, MD
Author: One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

This book is part of a series. The other books in the series cover alternative and integrative treatments of the following mental health problems:
•Alcohol and drug abuse
•Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
•Bipolar disorder
•Dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
•Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152024135
Publisher: James Lake, MD
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Series: Alternative and Integrative Treatments in Mental Health Care
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,150,367
File size: 154 KB

About the Author

Dr. Lake is a Board certified psychiatrist in private practice in Monterey, California. He has chaired symposia and workshops at APA meetings and other national and international conferences on non-conventional and integrative mental health care. Dr. Lake has served as a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Stanford, and is currently a visiting assistant professor of medicine at University of Arizona School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine. He founded and chaired the American Psychiatric Association’s Caucus on Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Mental Health Care from 2004 through 2010 and was appointed to a special APA Task Force on CAM and integrative medicine. He is currently co-chair of the working group on integrative mental health in the Consortium on Academic Healthcare Centers in Integrative Medicine, and is a founding member and former chair of the International Network of Integrative Mental Health. Dr. Lake has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on integrative medicine and psychiatry. He contributes a regular column on integrative mental health care to Psychiatric Times, and serves on the editorial review boards of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Journal of the Association for Advances in Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, and Jour of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Lake is the author or editor of four textbooks on integrative mental health: Chinese Medical Psychiatry: A Clinical Manual, (with Bob Flaws), Blue Poppy Press, 2000; Textbook of Integrative Mental Health Care, Thieme, 2006; and Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care (co-edited with David Spiegel), American Psychiatric Press, 2007; Integrative Mental Health Care: A Therapist’s Handbook, Norton, 2009; and a series of ebooks titled The Integrative Mental Health Solution. Long-standing interests include the role of culture in mental illness, the philosophy and history of medicine, and the role of consciousness and intentionality in healing.

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