This Complete Guide to Integrative Medicine answers a real need for increasing numbers of people who use-or want to use-alternative healing therapies combined with conventional medicine. This book can help the reader develop an effective approach to combining orthodox techniques with tried-and-tested natural healing therapies. Learn more about:
Best Of Both Worlds: Inside, there are treatment options for 40 ailments that particularly respond to integrative medicine. For example, back and neck pain benefit from homeopathy, massage, and relaxation techniques in combination with painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. To help you evaluate the effectiveness of therapies for particular ailments, the authors provide never-before-published ratings based on current research. In addition, numerous case studies show integrated methods in action.
Organized Assessment: Readers are encouraged to examine the causes of illness in relation to the whole person, and then apply this to a personal strategy for improving health. An illustrated glossary profiles a range of complementary therapies, while an interactive healthcare plan sets out easy-to-follow guidelines on health factors, including diet, exercise, posture, and stress management.
The Future Of Healthcare: A growing number of medical professionals- and insurance companies-believe that future healthcare depends on the successful integration of conventional and alternative healing methods. This Complete Guide to Integrative Medicine offers authoritative, practical, and timely guidance to improving health in the 21st century.
Author Biography: Dr. David Peters is Director of Complementary Therapies at Marylebone Health Center, London, where for over a decade he and his team have been working to integrate alternative therapies into mainstream medicine. He is also Clinical Director for the Center for Community Care and Primary Health at the University of Westminster, which offers a wide-ranging program of teaching and research into complementary therapies. He is a council member of the Prince of Wales' Foundation for Integrated Medicine. Readers are welcome to contact Dr. Peters with comments on this book at www.integrativehealth.co.uk
Anne Woodham is the Chair of the UK Guild of Health Writers, former Deputy Editor of Good Housekeeping, and a frequent contributor to major national newspapers and magazines. She is the author of several books on health, including Get Up and Go! Self-help for Fatigue Sufferers, Beating Stress at Work, and The Health Education Authority's Guide to Complementary Medicine and Therapies. Anne Woodham and Dr. David Peters are also joint authors of DK's Encyclopedia of Natural Healing.