Complementary and Alternative Therapies and the Aging Population

Complementary and Alternative Therapies and the Aging Population
Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN 10: 9780080921242
ISBN 13: 0080921248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary and Alternative Therapies and the Aging Population Book Review:

The major objective of this book is to review in detail health problems occurring with significant frequency in aging adults which are proposed to be treated or ameliorated using nutriceuticals as foods and dietary supplements as well as other complementary and alternative therapies. Chapters primarily focusing on nutrients have been excluded to maintain a focus on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The book is divided into three general sections: 1. Nutriceuticals and Botanicals in Health Promotion - including Specific Nutriceuticals Used in Treating Aged; and General Nutraceutical Approaches to Therapy with emphasis on cancer. 2. Non-nutritional CAM Therapies – including Mind-mediated Therapies; and Physically Applied CAM Therapies 3. Non-dietary Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use and Benefits to the Elderly in Health Identifies the important nutritional requirements of the aging population, and how nutraceuticals and other CAM options affect those Addresses the many disease entities and cancers are found with higher frequency in the aged, including cancer, trauma, or infectious disease that can alter intakes of nutraceutical containing foods and/or requirements for various nutrients. Explores the nutritional materials botanical extracts and components that can have important health promotion benefits and risks, to ensure safe consumption Reviews the frequently used non-traditional and often unproven CAM therapies, beyond nutritional and nutraceutical supplements, including a variety of physical and psychosocial treatments.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults
Author: Elizabeth R. Mackenzie, PhD,Birgit Rakel, MD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2006-02-22
ISBN 10: 9780826138064
ISBN 13: 0826138063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults Book Review:

The field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is expected to grow tremendously in the next few years. In addition to an increase in the general population, the baby-boomer generation is quickly entering retirement and will likely take advantage of CAM increasingly as it ages. Although CAM research as applied to aging is just beginning and health professionals receive no special training in CAM and aging, the United States population still continues to employ it. For diagnoses that accompany aging such as cancer, neurological diseases, psychiatric disorders, and physical disabilities, CAM has often been used in addition to or in place of unsuccessful conventional methods of treatment. This new and up-to-the-minute compendium of reliable and authoritative information on complementary and alternative therapies seeks to provide information that older adults may use as they seek to improve their health and quality of life. Covering dietary means; physical, mental, and spiritual methods of treatment; and various types of therapies, this handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on complementary and alternative medicine available today. Each chapter or article includes: Brief definition of modality Anecdotal reports of usefulness Discussion of scientific evidence for and against modality List of resources that reader can use to find further information Examples of therapies covered include: Art & Music Massage Acupuncture Meditation Homeopathy Ayurveda Aromatherapy

Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging

Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging
Author: Charles Reynolds
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2016-01-04
ISBN 10: 0199380864
ISBN 13: 9780199380862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging Book Review:

Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging provides an up-to-date overview of integrative medicine that clinicians, researchers, and caregivers will require in order to address the major mental and physical disorders of aging. The chapters herein will increase clinicians' familiarity with the most recent research findings, and broaden their understanding of the use of these interventions in clinical practice. The discussion of the data is provided in easy-to-use format covering different fields of integrative medicine, and is written by an international group of leaders and researchers in their respective areas of expertise. This volume can be used for training by students of integrative medicine and gerontology, and individual chapters can be used as on-the-go references on a particular topic. Putting this work into a wider context, volume editors Helen Lavretsky, Martha Sajatovic, and Charles Reynolds III also provide a necessary framework for clinicians and public policy makers to understand the necessity of pursuing complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine for aging adults.

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2012-10-22
ISBN 10: 0123977614
ISBN 13: 9780123977618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population Book Review:

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population presents scientific evidence of the impact bioactive foods can have in the prevention and mediation of age related diseases. Written by experts from around the world, this volume provides important information that will not only assist in treatment therapies, but inspire research and new work related to this area. Focuses on the role of bioactive foods in addressing chronic conditions associated with aging and senescence Important information for developing research on this rapidly growing population representing an increasingly significant financial burden Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases, which share common etiological pathways.

Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population

Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Sherma Zibadi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2017-01-25
ISBN 10: 0128053364
ISBN 13: 9780128053362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population Book Review:

Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population provides an overview on the role of foods, dietary supplements, obesity, and nutrients in the prevention and amelioration of pain in various diseases in the aging population. Headaches, fibromyalgia, joint pain, arthritis pain, back pain, and stomach pain are discussed. In addition, the potential health risks of using foods to reduce symptoms is evaluated. Each chapter reviews pain causing conditions before reviewing the role of food or exercise. Both researchers and physicians will learn about dietary approaches that may benefit or harm people with various types of pain. Chapters include current research on the actions of nutrients in pain treatment, the effects of lifestyle and exercise on pain management, and discussions of dietary supplements that provide pain relief from chronic conditions like arthritis. Presents a comprehensive overview that details the role of nutrition in pain management for the aging population Written for researchers and clinicians in neurology, pain, and food and nutrition Reviews the pain symptoms and role of food and/or exercise associated with each disease

Who Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019

Who Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-05-16
ISBN 10: 9241515430
ISBN 13: 9789241515436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019 Book Review:

This report is structured in five parts: national framework for traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM); product regulation; practices and practitioners; the challenges faced by countries; and, finally, the country profiles. Apart from the section on practices and practitioners, the report is consistent with the format of the report of the first global survey in order to provide a useful comparison. The section on practices and practitioners, which covers providers, education and health insurance, is a new section incorporated to reflect the emerging trends in T&CM and to gather new information regarding these topics at a national level. All new information received has been incorporated into individual country profiles and data graphs. The report captures the three phases of progress made by Member States; that is, before and after the first WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy (1999-2005), from the first global survey to the second global survey (2005-2012) and from the second survey to the most recent timeline (2012-2018).

Alternative Medicine for the Elderly

Alternative Medicine for the Elderly
Author: P. Cherniack,N. Cherniack
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2013-04-18
ISBN 10: 3662051850
ISBN 13: 9783662051856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Medicine for the Elderly Book Review:

The explosion of information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has demanded the attention of health professionals and responsible consumers, in cluding the elderly. Increasingly, medical schools are providing education about CAM. This book brings together for academicians and interested mainstream practitio ners much of the current information on CAM and its role in the health of the elderly. The individual chapters are thoroughly researched and quite readable, even for patients and the lay public concerned with the state of the evidence and art supporting CAM's role in prevention and management of illness and well-being. This book provides edu cators with much necessary information needed to prepare coursework and learning activities. Although definitive data are lacking regarding efficacy and even safety of CAM methodologies, many chapters in this book summarize the existing evidence in a us able way. The topics analyzed range from well-accepted therapies, such as vitamin E for dementia and zinc tablets for the common cold, to far less conventional therapies such as transcendental meditation. The conclusions are often surprising, but well-presented and defended. Even the most highly controversial areas, such as the use of acupuncture to treat low back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee, are thoroughly and fairly re viewed. Finally, the chapters address some of the political issues that challenge CAM. These issues include who should be allowed to practice a CAM discipline whose efficacy is not based on the scientific method, and some of the state-to-state variations in prac tice standards and licensure.

The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Author: Daniel Callahan
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2001-12-18
ISBN 10: 9781589014640
ISBN 13: 1589014642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Book Review:

At the center of the debate over complementary and alternative medicine—from acupuncture and chiropractic treatments to homeopathy and nutritional supplements—is how to scientifically measure the effectiveness of a particular treatment. Fourteen scholars from the fields of medicine, philosophy, sociology, and cultural and folklore studies examine that debate, and the clash between growing public support and the often hostile stance of clinicians and medical researchers. Proponents and critics have different methodologies and standards of evidence—raising the question of how much pluralism is acceptable in a medical context—particularly in light of differing worldviews and the struggle to define medicine in the modern world. The contributors address both the methodological problems of assessment and the conflicting cultural perspectives at work in a patient's choice of treatment. Sympathetic to CAM, the contributors nonetheless offer careful critiques of its claims, and suggest a variety of ways it can be taken seriously, yet subject to careful scrutiny.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine   E Book
Author: Marc S. Micozzi
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 1437727050
ISBN 13: 9781437727050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book Book Review:

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! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

Effective Treatments for Pain in the Older Patient

Effective Treatments for Pain in the Older Patient
Author: Grace A. Cordts,Paul J. Christo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2018-12-13
ISBN 10: 1493988271
ISBN 13: 9781493988273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Treatments for Pain in the Older Patient Book Review:

This clinically focused book provides the essential modalities for managing pain in older patients. Chapters cover a variety of topics important for clinicians, including effective approaches, evaluation, acute and chronic pain, interventional strategies, and addiction issues. Complexities in assessing and treating pain when presented with multiple comorbidities and the unique physical, cognitive, and sensory changes that occur in the elderly are discussed in detail. Practical, concise and authored by leaders in pain medicine, this will serve as an invaluable guide to practitioners that care for older people.

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Author: Chun-Su Yuan,Eric J. Bieber
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2003-02-11
ISBN 10: 9781842141342
ISBN 13: 1842141341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Book Review:

The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has risen sharply in the last decade. This consumer driven movement affects all specialities of conventional medicine and can influence the decision-making process and practice of primary care physicians. It is critical for today's medical professionals to be familiar with the potential benefits, adverse effects, and interactions of different CAM therapies. Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine presents a sound academic understanding of the healing therapies, approaches, and systems of CAM. The editors take a two-pronged approach to the subject. They discuss the underlying principles and their relevance to conventional medicine and provide in-depth information on specific therapies for common medical conditions. The book focuses on the CAM therapies most often used and therefore, most likely to effect a physician's practice. There are a number of CAM books available. However, most of authors of these books are CAM practitioners, neuropathic physicians, or both. This book is unique in that the contributors are academic physicians and other mainstream professionals. Thoroughly referenced, Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a science-based guide to the wide range of herbal and other CAM therapies and to understanding their application to human health and their interaction with conventional medicine.

Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine
Author: Larry Trivieri, Jr.,John W. Anderson
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 1233
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1587611414
ISBN 13: 9781587611414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Medicine Book Review:

21st Century Science Collection.

Chinese Medical Therapies for Diabetes Infertility Silicosis and the Theoretical Basis

Chinese Medical Therapies for Diabetes  Infertility  Silicosis and the Theoretical Basis
Author: Xing-Tai Li
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN 10: 9535129139
ISBN 13: 9789535129134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Medical Therapies for Diabetes Infertility Silicosis and the Theoretical Basis Book Review:

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the world's most comprehensive alternative and complementary medicine. With the rising morbidity of serious illnesses like diabetes, infertility, silicosis, etc., there are no highly effective treatments; even though Western medicine has made spectacular advances, this influenced us to seek Chinese medical therapies of health care. This book offers a unique perspective of Chinese medicine theories and therapies. It has practical chapters on diabetes, infertility, silicosis, kidney essence, and a compilation of contraindicated Chinese medicines for pregnancy. TCM is a treasure, and this ancient wisdom should be respected and applied to the modern medical system; it will provide more choices and a wider field of vision for Western medicine at the two cognitive crossroads of East and West.

Alternative Medicine for the Elderly

Alternative Medicine for the Elderly
Author: P. Cherniack
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2003-04-23
ISBN 10: 9783540441694
ISBN 13: 3540441697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Medicine for the Elderly Book Review:

This book on complementary alternative medicine (CAM) for the Elderly provides a critical and objective evaluation of alternative medical therapy for the elderly. The focus on practical aspects such as adverse effects and general risks of various therapeutic methods makes it a valuable reference book for the general practitioner, for geriatricians and professionals within the area of alternative medicine, but also for interested laypeople. In the three sections, Epidemiology, Types of CAM, and Common Medical Problems and CAM, a broad range of issues are covered. They range from drug compliance in elderly people to CAM in the treatment of specific conditions such as pulmonary diseases, arthritis or cancer. The above features and in particular the unbiased approach to discuss the pros and cons of CAM make this publication a must-have for everybody searching for detailed information on alternative medicine for the elderly.

Costs of Complementary and Alternative Medicine CAM and Frequency of Visits to CAM Practitioners

Costs of Complementary and Alternative Medicine  CAM  and Frequency of Visits to CAM Practitioners
Author: Richard L. Nahin
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2010-11
ISBN 10: 1437920322
ISBN 13: 9781437920321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Costs of Complementary and Alternative Medicine CAM and Frequency of Visits to CAM Practitioners Book Review:

In 2007, adults in the U.S. spent $33.9 billion on visits to CAM practitioners and purchases of CAM products, classes, and materials. Nearly 2/3 of the total costs that adults spent on CAM were for self-care purchases of CAM products, classes, and materials during the past 12 months, compared with about 1/3 spent on practitioner visits. 38 million adults made an estimated 354 million visits to practitioners of CAM. About 3/4 of both visits to CAM practitioners and total costs spent on CAM practitioners were associated with manipulative and body-based therapies. A total of 44% of all out-of-pocket costs for CAM, or about $14.8 billion, was spent on the purchase of non-vitamin, non-mineral, natural products. Charts and tables.

Traditional Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Traditional  Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Author: Jon Adams,Gavin Andrews,Joanne Barnes,Alex Broom,Parker Magin
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-05-22
ISBN 10: 1137265582
ISBN 13: 9781137265586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Complementary and Integrative Medicine Book Review:

This authoritative collection is the first wide-ranging overview dedicated to traditional, complementary and integrative medicine (TCIM) and its scientific study. Compiled by an expert editorial team, it is an essential guide to the vast and ever-growing international literature on TCIM. Contributions come from practitioners and academics drawn from a diverse range of disciplines and professions across the globe. From perspectives on the significance of TCIM within public health policy to discourses on its influence in fields such as psychiatry and sociology, discrete chapters come together to provide an international map of the contemporary research, key debates and core issues which shape the field. Carefully structured to ensure easy navigation, the reader is divided into three parts: Part A focuses on the consumption of TCIM, including chapters on its use through the life-cycle and within the context of disease and health management; Part B covers considerations for practitioners across the world, taking in issues over ethics, communication and education; Part C features chapters on the role of evidence, research and knowledge production in TCIM and looks at what lies ahead for the field. With its thought-provoking insights and suggestions for further reading, this comprehensive resource provides guidance and inspiration for anyone embarking on study, practice or research within health, nursing or medicine.

Issues in Biologicals Therapies and Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 Edition

Issues in Biologicals  Therapies  and Complementary and Alternative Medicine  2011 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 770
Release: 2012-01-09
ISBN 10: 1464965722
ISBN 13: 9781464965722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Biologicals Therapies and Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 Edition Book Review:

Issues in Biologicals, Therapies, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Biologicals, Therapies, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The editors have built Issues in Biologicals, Therapies, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Biologicals, Therapies, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biologicals, Therapies, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Spine Surgery in an Aging Population

Spine Surgery in an Aging Population
Author: Nathaniel P. Brooks,Andrea L. Strayer
Publsiher: Thieme
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN 10: 1626239150
ISBN 13: 9781626239159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spine Surgery in an Aging Population Book Review:

An invaluable primer on the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of aging patients with spine conditions The growing population of people aged 65 and older has significant implications for health care systems and spine care providers. Older patients today demand interventions that enable them to return to a functional lifestyle. Treatment of degenerative spine disease in aging adults requires in-depth understanding of changes in physiology, biomechanics, function, and modifiable risk factors. Equally important, providers need to listen to patients, diagnose thoughtfully, learn about the person's goals, and teach them in plain language about the risks, alternatives, and expectations of treatment options. This foundation is critical to developing informed patient-centered treatment plans to improve outcomes. Spine Surgery in an Aging Population by Nathaniel Brooks, Andrea Strayer, and a cadre of global contributors reflects a rich array of expertise. With multidisciplinary contributions from renowned specialists in neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, geriatrics, and rehabilitation, the book provides invaluable insights on caring for aging adults with degenerative spine disease. Throughout 21 chapters, readers are provided with key concepts, expert knowledge, and effective management strategies to avoid complications and improve outcomes for older adult spine patients. Key Highlights Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis to help prevent fractures and optimize treatment approaches prior to elective surgery Management of common pathologies of the aging spine such as cervical spondylosis, lumbar stenosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative scoliosis and trauma Special topics include value-based care, nonsurgical management of spinal pain, vertebral augmentation, minimally invasive surgery, and instrumentation considerations This one-stop compendium is essential reading for orthopaedic and neurosurgical residents and fellows, as well as veteran surgeons and allied health providers who care for older adults with spine conditions.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2005-04-13
ISBN 10: 9780309133425
ISBN 13: 0309133424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States Book Review:

Integration of complementary and alternative medicine therapies (CAM) with conventional medicine is occurring in hospitals and physicians offices, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are covering CAM therapies, insurance coverage for CAM is increasing, and integrative medicine centers and clinics are being established, many with close ties to medical schools and teaching hospitals. In determining what care to provide, the goal should be comprehensive care that uses the best scientific evidence available regarding benefits and harm, encourages a focus on healing, recognizes the importance of compassion and caring, emphasizes the centrality of relationship-based care, encourages patients to share in decision making about therapeutic options, and promotes choices in care that can include complementary therapies where appropriate. Numerous approaches to delivering integrative medicine have evolved. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States identifies an urgent need for health systems research that focuses on identifying the elements of these models, the outcomes of care delivered in these models, and whether these models are cost-effective when compared to conventional practice settings. It outlines areas of research in convention and CAM therapies, ways of integrating these therapies, development of curriculum that provides further education to health professionals, and an amendment of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act to improve quality, accurate labeling, research into use of supplements, incentives for privately funded research into their efficacy, and consumer protection against all potential hazards.

Fundamentals of Complementary Alternative and Integrative Medicine E Book

Fundamentals of Complementary  Alternative  and Integrative Medicine   E Book
Author: Marc S. Micozzi
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 0323510825
ISBN 13: 9780323510820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Complementary Alternative and Integrative Medicine E Book Book Review:

Get a solid, global foundation of the therapies and evidence-based clinical applications of CAI. Fundamentals of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine, 6th Edition is filled with the most up-to-date information on scientific theory and research of holistic medicine from experts around the world. The 6th edition of this acclaimed text includes all new content on quantum biology and biofields in health and nursing, integrative mental health care, and homeopathic medicine. Its wide range of topics explores therapies most commonly seen in the U.S., such as energy medicine, mind-body therapies, and reflexology along with traditional medicine and practices from around the world. With detailed coverage of historic and contemporary applications, this text is a solid resource for all practitioners in the medical, health, and science fields! Coverage of CAI 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. 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. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. 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. A unique history of CAI traces CAM therapies from their beginnings to present day practices. Suggested readings and references on the companion website list the best resources for further research and study. NEW! Added chapters offer fresh perspective on quantum biology and biofields in health and nursing, integrative mental health care, and homeopathic medicine. NEW! Updated chapters feature new content and topics, including: challenges in integrative medicine, legal issues, CAI 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! 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! Expanded global ethnomedical systems includes 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.