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Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners!. A broad perspective traces CAM therapies from their beginnings to present day practices. . Clinical guides for selecting therapies, and new advances for matching the appropriate therapy to the individual patient, enables you to offer and/or recommend individualized patient care. . Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, and Marc Micozzi himself. . A unique synthesis of information, including historical usage, cultural and social analysis, current basic science theory and research, and a wide range of clinical investigations and observations, makes this text a focused, authoritative resource. . Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. . Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you can carefully evaluate each treatment. . An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. . Observations from mechanisms of action to evidence of clinical efficacy answers questions of how, why, and when CAM therapies work. . Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. . NEW! Updated chapters feature new content and topics, including: challenges in integrative medicine, legal issues, CAM in the community, psychometric evaluation, placebo effect, stress management, and much more! . NEW! Updated guides on common herbal remedies in clinical practice, East and Southeast Asia, and native North and South America deliver the latest information. . NEW! Revised chapters with new contributors offer fresh perspectives on these important and relevant topics. . EXPANDED! Basic science content and new theory and research studies cover a wide range of sciences such as biophysics, biology and ecology, ethnomedicine, psychometrics, neurosciences, and systems theory. . NEW! New and expanded global ethnomedical systems include new content on Shamanism and Neo-Shamanism, Central and North Asia, Southeast Asia, Nepal and Tibet, Hawaii and South Pacific, Alaska and Pacific Northwest, and contemporary global healthcare.
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Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS 1. Characteristics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2. Translation from Conventional Medicine 3. Issues and Challenges in Integrative Medicine 4. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Community 5. Social and Cultural Factors in Medicine SECTION TWO: MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT 6. Vitalism 7. Mind-Body Thought and Practice: Great Britain to Early and Late America 8. Neurohumoral Physiology and Psychoneuroimmunology 9. Mind-Body Sciences and the Placebo Effect 10. Mind-Body Therapies, Stress Reduction, and Pyschometrics 11. Prayer, Religion, and Spirituality 12. Creative and Expressive Arts Therapies 13. Humor SECTION THREE: ENERGETICS, MANUAL HEALING AND YOGA 14. Energy Medicine 15. Biophysics: Electricity, Light, Magnetism, and Sound 16. Principles and Bodywork and Manual Healing 17. Massage, Bodywork, and Touch Therapies 18. Osteopathy 19. Chiropractic 20. Reflexology 21. Yoga SECTION FOUR: NATURAL AND ALTERNATIVE WESTERN THERAPIES 22. Nature Cure, Naturopathy, and Natural Medicines 23. Contemporary Naturopathic Medicine 24. Ethnobotany and Western Herbalism 25. Aromatherapy and Plant Essential Oils 26. Nutrition, Hydration, and Diet Therapies 27. Ecological Pharmacology: Molecular Biology to Systems Theory SECTION FIVE: GLOBAL ETHNOMEDICAL SYSTEMS: ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 28. Traditional Medicine of China and East Asia 29. Classical Acupuncture 30. Traditional Medicine of India: Ayurveda and Siddha 31. Tibetan Medicine 32. Unani Medicine 33. Sufism and Healing in the Middle East SECTION SIX: GLOBAL ETHONOMEDICAL SYSTEMS: AFRICA, AMERICAS, AND THE PACIFIC 34. Traditional Medicine: Ethnomedicine, Shamanism, and Origins 35. Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia, Indochina, and Vietnam 36. Blending of Chinese, Ayurvedic, Islamic, and Shamanic Healing: Burma, Thailand, and Nepal 37. Native North American Healing and Herbal Remedies 38. Central and South American Healing and Herbal Remedies 39. Latin American Curanderismo 40. Hawaii, South Pacific and Philippine Islands; Alaska and Pacific Northwest 41. African Healing and Becoming a Traditional Healer 42. Magico-Religious Traditions and Neo-Shamanism 43. Modern Asia, Africa, Americas, and the Pacific


-The book offers detailed descriptions of various tradition-based and speculation-based modalities for healing.- FACT, December 2010 "The book offers detailed descriptions of various tradition-based and speculation-based modalities for healing." FACT, December 2010 "The book offers detailed descriptions of various tradition-based and speculation-based modalities for healing." FACT, December 2010

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