Clinician's Complete Reference to Complementary & Alternative Medicine takes the guesswork out of prescribing complementary and alternative therapies. The most comprehensive resource of its kind, this one-stop guide presents the objective information you need to select treatments with confidence.
93 top authorities bring you up-to-date, evidence-based guidance on more than 60 of the most common alternative treatment modalities. You'll find biomedical and pharmacological explanations for their efficacy...rationales for their use...and unbiased discussions of which diseases and conditions respond well (and which ones don't).
A consistent format allows quick access!
For each modality, Clinician's Complete Reference to Complementary & Alternative Medicine provides...
Where applicable, you'll also find guidance on...
- A description and definition
- A history of the approach
- An explanation of its biological mechanisms of action
- And a discussion of its practical applications
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- Contraindications and adverse reactions
- Credentialing for practitioners
- Key treatment issues
- Sources of additional information, both in print and on the internet
- And much more!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: General Concepts
Basic Principles of Complementary/Alternative Therapies
The Dilemma of Evidence
Leaving the Medical Model
2: Fields of Practice
Interactive Guided Imagery
Spiritual Healing and Prayer
Applications in Medicine
Magnetic Field Therapy
Systems of Medical Practice
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Health Care Systems
Health Care Practices
Medicine in Latin America
Native American Medicine
Hellerwork Structural Integration
Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy
Rolfing® Structural Integration
Exploring the Concept of Energy in Touch-based Healing
and Biological Treatments
and Nutrition in The Prevention and Treatment of Disease
Nutritional Oncology and Integrative Cancer Care
Diagnostic and Treatment Methods
Quartz Crystal Therapy
3: Health Conditions and Suggested Therapies
Listing of Health Conditions