Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach For Health Professionals

Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach For Health Professionals

ISBN-10:
0763757616
ISBN-13:
9780763757618
Pub. Date:
12/09/2008
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach For Health Professionals

Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals serves as a comprehensive resource on integrative health modalities. Perfect for both health care professionals and as a textbook for students, this text explores the discipline of integrative health care as a person-centered and person-empowering approach to health care, combining treatments from conventional medicine and clinically proven complementary and alternative medicine to address the body, mind, and spirit, as well as the environment and relationships with others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763757618
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 12/09/2008
Edition description: 1E
Pages: 359
Sales rank: 1,002,627
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Introduction xv

The Roots of Conventional Medicine xvi

Concepts of Complementary and Alternative Medicine xviii

The Move Toward Integrative Health Care xx

About the Authors xxiii

Chapter 1 Holistic Stress Management 1

Learning Objectives 1

Introduction 1

Origins and Definitions of Stress 2

The Body's Reaction to Stress 3

Physiology of Stress 6

Effective Stress Management Techniques 10

Key Concepts 27

Questions for Reflection 27

References 27

Chapter 2 Health and the Human Spirit 31

Learning Objectives 31

Introduction 31

Spirituality Defined 32

Theories of Spirituality 34

Spirituality and the Healing Process 37

Culture and the Healing Process 40

Spirituality, Religion, and Health Conditions 41

Spiritual Rituals 42

Spirituality and the Aging Population 47

Spirituality and the Healthcare System 49

Spiritual Care Providers 51

Spiritual Assessment and Interventions 54

Key Concepts 56

Questions for Reflection 56

References 57

Chapter 3 Energy Healing 61

Learning Objectives 61

Introduction 61

What Is Energy? 62

Energy Healing Defined 72

Types of Energy Healing 74

Key Concepts 78

Questions for Reflection 78

References 79

Chapter 4 Healing Elements of Meditation 81

Learning Objectives 81

Introduction 81

The Practice of Meditation 82

Meditation Types by Tradition 82

Meditation Techniques 89

Health Benefits of Meditation 97

Key Concepts 98

Questions for Reflection 98

References 99

Chapter 5 Place and Space: Healing Environments 101

Learning Objectives 101

Introduction 101

What Is a Healing Environment? 102

Creating a Healing Environment 110

Children and HealingEnvironments 129

Communication and Education 131

The Healthcare Provider as a Healing Environment 131

The Future of Healing Environments 133

Key Concepts 133

Questions for Reflection 134

References 134

Chapter 6 Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Approach to Healing 137

Learning Objectives 137

Introduction 137

Differences Between TCM and Western Medicine 138

Basic Concepts of TCM 139

Causes of Disharmony 147

Diagnostic Techniques 149

Treatment Methods 151

Key Concepts 164

Questions for Reflection 164

References 164

Chapter 7 Ayurvedic Medicine: Ancient Foundations of Health Care 167

Learning Objectives 167

Introduction 167

What Is Ayurveda? 168

The Principles of Ayurveda 171

Causes of Disease 188

Stages of Disease 190

Diagnostic Techniques 191

Ayurvedic Treatments 192

Ayurvedic Practitioners in the United States 201

Key Concepts 203

Questions for Reflection 204

References 204

Chapter 8 Humor and Health 205

Learning Objectives 205

Introduction 205

An Overview of Humor 207

Theories of Humor 216

Myths about Humor and Laughter 220

Effects of Humor and Laughter 221

Humor in Health Care 227

Key Concepts 236

Questions for Reflection 236

References 237

Chapter 9 Music Therapy and Sound Healing 239

Learning Objectives 239

Introduction 239

Healing with Sound and Music 240

Music Therapy Goals 248

Music Therapy Interventions 249

Music Therapy Modalities 252

Physiological and Psychological Responses to Music 254

Evidence-Based Practice in Music Therapy 256

Key Concepts 257

Questions for Reflection 257

References 257

Chapter 10 Integrative Nutrition 261

Learning Objectives 261

Introduction 261

Food and Health 262

Dietary Theory 264

Diet Types 269

Nutraceuticals 273

Modern Nutrition Issues 275

Spiritual Nutrition 279

Herbs and Herbalism 279

Key Concerns 291

Key Concepts 295

Questions for Reflection 295

References 296

Chapter 11 Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Healing Therapies 297

Learning Objectives 297

Introduction 297

Cultural Variations in Bodywork 299

Bodywork Approach to Awareness and Physical Health 299

Therapeutic Massage 299

Eastern, Meridian-Based, and Point Therapies 305

Energy-Based Therapies 308

Emotional Bodywork Therapies 308

Manipulative Therapies 309

Cautions and Contraindications to Bodywork 312

Key Concepts 314

Questions for Reflection 314

References 314

Chapter 12 Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement 317

Learning Objectives 317

Introduction 317

The Physiology of Exercise 319

Physiological Effects of Exercise on Health 323

Psychological Effects of Exercise on Health 326

Mechanics of Breathing 327

Movement 328

Initiating a Fitness Training Program 337

Key Concepts 341

Questions for Reflection 341

References 341

Index 343

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