Integrative Pancreatic Intervention Therapy

Integrative Pancreatic Intervention Therapy
Author: Ligong Lu,Yueyong Xiao,Deliang Fu,Haijun Zhang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2020-09-12
ISBN 10: 0128194030
ISBN 13: 9780128194034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Pancreatic Intervention Therapy Book Review:

Integrative Pancreatic Intervention Therapy: A Holistic Approach summarizes, in a systematic manner, the diagnosis and treatment of late, critical pancreatic diseases. The book gives insights into each interventional technique, with an ultimate goal of improving survival rates for late stage pancreatic cancer patients. Six sections cover basic and transformation research on pancreatic diseases, interventional therapy for benign pancreatic disease, interventional therapy for malignant pancreatic diseases, interventional therapy for pancreative cancer-related lesions, stem cell and targeted molecular therapy for pancreative carcinoma, and combined interventional therapy for pancreative carcinoma. This book will be useful for those looking to understand how best to apply interventional therapy for the improvement of late state pancreatic cancer treatment. Gives a step-by-step account of interventional therapy in late stage pancreatic cancer Presents research on interventional techniques for plotting a management plan for late stage pancreatic cancer patients Provides fundamental research in pancreatic cancer on the genes and signaling pathways relating to tumorigenesis and metastasis of advanced pancreatic cancer Considers the combination of different interventional techniques to achieve better survival rates and increase quality of life for patients Assesses the usefulness of combining interventional therapies into a holistic treatment approach

Thermal Ablation Therapy

Thermal Ablation Therapy
Author: Amira S. Ashour,Yanhui Guo,Waleed S. Mohamed
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 0128231564
ISBN 13: 9780128231562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Ablation Therapy Book Review:

Thermal Ablation Therapy: Theory and Simulation includes detailed theoretical and technical concepts of thermal ablation therapy in different body organs. Concepts of ablation technology based on different thermal ablation methods are introduced, along with changes in the tissues’ mechanical properties due to thermal denaturation. The book emphasizes the mathematical and engineering concepts of RF and MW energy propagation through tissues and where high heating rates produced by MW systems can overcome the heat-sink effects from nearby vessels. The design and tuning of the MW antennas to deliver energy efficiently to specific organ systems such as the liver or lung is also covered. Other sections cover the computational modeling of radiofrequency ablation and microwave ablation procedures for developing and implementing new efficient ablation in clinical systems, numerical simulations for different scenarios of different organs with different size using RF and MW ablation systems with different antennas’/probes design and configurations, and numerical techniques for temperature profile in tissues. Presents the latest mathematical models of microwave and RF ablation theories Discusses the biological responses and engineering principles by which thermal ablation techniques can provide temperature-elevation within the organs of the human body, including action mechanisms, required equipment, needle characteristics and treatment techniques Highlights the different techniques of thermal ablation, including radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, laser ablation, and ultrasound ablation, nanotechnology, and the different metrics used to evaluate the performance of the used antenna within the ablation needle

Life Over Cancer

Life Over Cancer
Author: Keith Block
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN 10: 0553906380
ISBN 13: 9780553906387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Over Cancer Book Review:

Dr. Keith Block is at the global vanguard of innovative cancer care. As medical director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois, he has treated thousands of patients who have lived long, full lives beyond their original prognoses. Now he has distilled almost thirty years of experience into the first book that gives patients a systematic, research-based plan for developing the physical and emotional vitality they need to meet the demands of treatment and recovery. Based on a profound understanding of how body and mind can work together to defeat disease, this groundbreaking book offers: • Innovative approaches to conventional treatments, such as “chronotherapy”–chemotherapy timed to patients’ unique circadian rhythms for enhanced effectiveness and reduced toxicity • Dietary choices that make the biochemical environment hostile to cancer growth and recurrence, and strengthen the immune system’s ability to attack remaining cancer cells • Precise supplement protocols to tame treatment side effects, relieve disease-related symptoms, and modify processes like inflammation and glycemia that can fuel cancer if left untreated • A new paradigm for exercise and stress reduction that restores your strength, reduces anxiety and depression, and supports the body’s own ability to heal • A complete program for remission maintenance–a proactive plan to make sure the cancer never returns Also included are “quick-start” maps to help you find the information you need right now and many case histories that will support and inspire you. Encouraging, compassionate, and authoritative, Life over Cancer is the guide patients everywhere have been waiting for.

Integrative Cardiology

Integrative Cardiology
Author: John H. K. Vogel,Mitchell Krucoff
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 595
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0071443371
ISBN 13: 9780071443371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Cardiology Book Review:

Suitable for cardiologists, cardiology residents, and internists, this book places emphasis on the advanced complementary and alternative approaches.

Meaning Centered Group Psychotherapy for Patients with Advanced Cancer

Meaning Centered Group Psychotherapy for Patients with Advanced Cancer
Author: William Breitbart,Shannon R. Poppito
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 89
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0199837252
ISBN 13: 9780199837250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meaning Centered Group Psychotherapy for Patients with Advanced Cancer Book Review:

The importance of spiritual well-being and the role of "meaning" in moderating depression, hopelessness and desire for death in terminally-ill cancer and AIDS patients has been well-supported by research, and has led many palliative clinicians to look beyond the role of antidepressant treatment in this population. Clinicians are focusing on the development of non-pharmacologic interventions that can address issues such as hopelessness, loss of meaning, and spiritual well-being in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life. This effort led to an exploration and analysis of the work of Viktor Frankl and his concepts of logotherapy, or meaning-based psychotherapy. While Frankl's logotherapy was not designed for the treatment of patients with life-threatening illnesses, his concepts of meaning and spirituality have inspired applications in psychotherapeutic work with advanced cancer patients, many of whom seek guidance and help in dealing with issues of sustaining meaning, hope, and understanding cancer and impending death in the context of their lives. Individual Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy (IMCP), an intervention developed and rigorously tested by the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, is a seven-week program that utilizes a mixture of didactics, discussion and experiential exercises that focus around particular themes related to meaning and advanced cancer. Patients are assigned readings and homework that are specific to each session's theme and which are utilized in each session. While the focus of each session is on issues of meaning and purpose in life in the face of advanced cancer and a limited prognosis, elements of support and expression of emotion are inevitable in the context of each group session. The structured intervention presented in this manual can be provided by a wide array of clinical disciplines, ranging from chaplains, nurses, palliative care physicians, to counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, graduate psychology students, psychologists and psychiatrists.

Current and Emerging Therapies in Pancreatic Cancer

Current and Emerging Therapies in Pancreatic Cancer
Author: Tanios Bekaii-Saab,Bassel El-Rayes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2017-09-27
ISBN 10: 3319582569
ISBN 13: 9783319582566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current and Emerging Therapies in Pancreatic Cancer Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of current and new therapies in treating pancreatic cancer. In addition to discussing the current landscape for treating various stages of pancreatic cancer, the text highlights several standard and emerging approaches, with a particular emphasis on novel endoscopic, surgical, chemotherapeutic, radiotherapeutic, targeted, and immunotherapeutic strategies. The volume also features concepts on the potential economic effects associated with the development and implementation of new treatments in pancreatic cancer. Written by experts from a variety of integrative disciplines, Current and Emerging Therapies in Pancreatic Cancer is a valuable resource for oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, and other professionals who treat and manage patients with pancreatic cancer.

Outside the Box Cancer Therapies

Outside the Box Cancer Therapies
Author: Mark Stengler,Paul Anderson
Publsiher: Hay House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1401954588
ISBN 13: 9781401954581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outside the Box Cancer Therapies Book Review:

Naturopathic medical doctors Mark Stengler and Paul Anderson focus on the most critical components of Integrative Oncology Care. Using an accessible, case-history approach, they explore the different types of cancer, the causes of cancer, how proper nutrition can help prevent and treat cancer, the most well-studied supplement to use with cancer treatment, cutting-edge therapies (such as intravenous high dose vitamin C and other studied therapies), and natural solutions to common problems (such as the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation).

Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases

Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases
Author: M. Gabriel Khan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2005-12-14
ISBN 10: 9780080454818
ISBN 13: 008045481X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is an accurate and reliable source of in-depth information on the diseases that kill more than 12 million individuals worldwide each year. In fact, cardiovascular diseases are more prevalent than the combined incidence of all forms of cancer, diabetes, asthma and leukemia. In one volume, this Encylopedia thoroughly covers these ailments and also includes in-depth analysis of less common and rare heart conditions to round out the volume's scope. Researchers, clinicians, and students alike will all find this resource an invaluable tool for quick reference before approaching the primary literature. * Coverage of more than 200 topics, including: applied pharmacology of current and experimental cardiac drugs, gene therapy, MRI, electron-beam CT, PET scan put in perspective, cardiac tests costs and justification, and new frontiers in cardiovascular research * More than 150 helpful figures and illustrations! * Dr. Khan is a well-published and respected expert in heart and heart diseases

Integrated Cancer Care

Integrated Cancer Care
Author: Jennifer Barraclough
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050735276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Cancer Care Book Review:

"Complementary" therapies such as acupuncture, aromatherapy and spiritual healing are now being offered within many oncology and palliative care settings. Benefits of improved symptom control, quality of life and patient satisfaction have been demonstrated, but various questions remain. Isfurther integration with mainstream medicine desirable? What are the priorities for service provision and research? Are the specific techniques as important as their shared "holistic" context? Can they have significant unwanted effects? And besides making patients feel better, can they help toimprove survival from cancer? Such questions are considered in this book.Jennifer Barraclough, former director of psycho-oncology at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, has assembled specialist contributions from oncology and palliative care, complementary therapy, general practice, healthcare planning and research. Academic reviews are balanced by personal accounts frompatients.The book is relevant to all stages of the "cancer journey" and includes a chapter on childhood cancer. This overview of a controversial and evolving field will interest those with professional or personal involvement in oncology or palliative care.

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2021

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2021
Author: Maxine A. Papadakis,Stephen J. McPhee,Michael W. Rabow
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 1920
Release: 2020-09-09
ISBN 10: 1260469875
ISBN 13: 9781260469875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2021 Book Review:

The 60th anniversary edition of the most popular, relied-upon guide to internal medicine For 60 years, CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment—the flagship volume of the renowned Lange medical series—has been delivering the authoritative information students, residents, and clinicians need to build their medical knowledge, expertise, and confidence. Covering the latest clinical developments in all facets of medicine and fully focused on bedside clinical issues, this new edition provides completely the latest guidelines, reference, drug prices, approved drugs, and evidence-based coverage of more than 1,000 diseases and disorders—all formatted to enable you to find the answers you need quickly and effortlessly. This landmark guide covers inpatient and outpatient care, focusing on the diagnostic tools relevant to daily practice, and reviews all primary care topics, including gynecology/obstetrics, dermatology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, preventive medicine, psychiatry, and neurology. Now includes a “year in review” feature highlighting what’s new in CMDT! Includes essentials of diagnosis for most diseases/disorders Hundreds of quick-access drug treatment tables with indexed trade names Diagnostic and treatment algorithms present important information in an at-a-glance style Up-to-date references provide peer-reviewed, evidence-based information Seven bonus chapters available online to all book purchasers, featuring expanded content and annual review of advances in HIV treatment and critical information on emerging viral infections

Integrative Medicine Principles for Practice

Integrative Medicine  Principles for Practice
Author: Benjamin Kligler,Roberta Anne Lee
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 0071811915
ISBN 13: 9780071811910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Medicine Principles for Practice Book Review:

By integrating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with traditional medical treatment, this volume represents the next generation in the evolving field of integrative medicine. Features a unique approach and case studies immediately applicable to clinical practice. Far more than a review of CAM modalities, this is an evidence-based and clinically authoritative guide for family medicine and primary care providers.

PDQ Integrative Oncology

PDQ Integrative Oncology
Author: Barrie R. Cassileth
Publsiher: PMPH-USA
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781550092806
ISBN 13: 1550092804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PDQ Integrative Oncology Book Review:

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "complete text and illustrations of the book, in fully searchable PDF format."

Ascites

Ascites
Author: Luis Rodrigo
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2017-11-29
ISBN 10: 9535136135
ISBN 13: 9789535136132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ascites Book Review:

The term "ascites" is from the Greek word askites meaning "baglike." Although most commonly due to cirrhosis, severe liver disease or metastatic cancer, its presence can be a sign of other significant medical problems, such as Budd-Chiari syndrome. Diagnosis of the cause is usually done with blood tests, an ultrasound scan of the abdomen, and direct removal of the fluid by a needle or paracentesis (which may also be therapeutic). Treatment using medications (diuretics), external drainage, or other treatments is clearly defined. In this book, the authors describe the physiopathology of the diverse causes of ascites,the types of treatments recommended, the recent advances achieved, the complications and the prognosis of the different clinical situations that doctors must face.

Medical Books and Serials in Print

Medical Books and Serials in Print
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:23055301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Integrating Nutrition into Practice

Integrating Nutrition into Practice
Author: Mary J. Marian,Gerard Mullin, MD
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN 10: 1351587528
ISBN 13: 9781351587525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Nutrition into Practice Book Review:

Integrative medicine is an approach to wellness that makes use of both conventional and alternative therapies to achieve optimal health and healing. Nutrition-based therapies are consistently among the highest used alternative therapies to treat a wide variety of illnesses. This book provides consumers and health care professionals with practical guidance on integrating nutrition therapies into disease prevention and management. It provides reliable and accurate information from experts in the nutrition field including dietitians, nutritionists, physicians, researchers, and academic professionals. Integrative Nutrition Therapy includes up-to-date information on dietary supplements, popular diets, physical activity, and food allergies. The book covers disease prevention for cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. Additional topics include liver/pancreatic conditions and musculoskeletal disorders as well as nutrigenomics, epigenetics, and metabolomics. The book provides evidence-based recommendations for which therapies might be appropriate for various conditions and discusses the possible adverse effects that may develop. It also includes guidelines and suggestions for creating individualized, integrative care plans. Integrative Nutrition Therapy is organized in a systematic manner that presents the scientific data using an evidence-based, how-to approach. An overview of integrative medicine is written by Dr. Roberta Lee, a leading authority in the field. Award-winning nutrition experts provide practical knowledge for the integrative practitioner, covering topics such as: Nutrition screening and assessment Search for the optimum diet Functional foods and nutritional supplements Nutritional recommendations for women’s health Health benefits of physical activity Diet and mental health Although unanswered questions still exist, this resource gives you a much-needed guide to the information currently available on nutrition and lifestyle-based therapies.

Juzen taiho to Shi Quan Da Bu Tang

Juzen taiho to  Shi Quan Da Bu Tang
Author: Haruki Yamada,Ikuo Saiki
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005-04-29
ISBN 10: 9781420023510
ISBN 13: 1420023519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Juzen taiho to Shi Quan Da Bu Tang Book Review:

Kampo is a traditional Japanese herbal medicine that takes a holistic approach to healing. Since Kampo is currently being used for the treatment of a wide range of diseases with many reports of clinical effectiveness, it is playing an increasingly important role in Japan's modern-day health care. Juzen-taiho-to (Shi-Quan-Da-Bu-Tang): Scientific Evaluation and Clinical Applications presents a concise overview of the important Kampo formula of Juzen-taiho-to. The book describes the therapeutic indications and traditional uses of Juzen-taiho-to, followed by its taxonomy, cultivation, quality assurance, and chemical constituents and pharmacological actions of raw plant material as the component herbs. Experts in the field discuss up-to-date findings and topics associated with the pharmacology and clinical application of Juzen-taiho-to, including its important immunomodulating, anti-tumor, and anti-metastatic properties, toxicology and side effects, and other related formulations. Today, Kampo medicine is steadily gaining acceptance by Japan's national health insurance system, the medical community, and contemporary society. This book provides a comprehensive review of Juzen-taiho-to and demonstrates how Kampo and other herbal medicines are becoming the popular, practical, and preferred treatments of tomorrow.

Optimal Digestive Health

Optimal Digestive Health
Author: Trent W. Nichols,Nancy Faass
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2005-02-22
ISBN 10: 159477787X
ISBN 13: 9781594777875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimal Digestive Health Book Review:

A comprehensive and integrative approach to achieving digestive health using mainstream, complementary, and alternative therapies • Offers complete information on herbal and homeopathic remedies, supplements, diets, medical tests, and environmental toxin reduction • Includes a step-by-step diet to help readers moderate their carbohydrate intake and balance blood sugar levels • Contains effective therapies for 30 digestive disorders, from candida to ulcers According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 90 million Americans suffer from digestive disorders. Drawing on the expertise of 25 practitioners, Optimal Digestive Health explores the symptoms, possible causes, medical testing, and effective treatments for 30 digestive disorders, from candida and colitis to ulcers. In addition, the authors explain the role digestion plays in many other health conditions, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, mood swings, immune function, and skin problems. They provide clear information on detoxification, food allergies, and environmental factors, as well as meditation, qigong, and yoga. A step-by-step diet is offered to help readers moderate their carbohydrate intake and balance their blood sugar--keys to health and weight loss. Optimal Digestive Health demystifies the use of herbal therapies, acupuncture, biofeedback, and Ayurveda in the treatment of digestive disorders, pairing the best of mainstream medicine and complementary therapies with intelligent self-care for an integrated patient-centered approach to healing.

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2020

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2020
Author: Maxine A. Papadakis,Stephen J. McPhee,Michael W. Rabow
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 1936
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN 10: 1260455297
ISBN 13: 9781260455298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2020 Book Review:

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The #1 annual internal medicine guide that clinicians turn to first―extensively revised and updated CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment is the most comprehensive, reliable, and timely reference available to answer common questions that arise in everyday clinical practice. Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, this trusted classic offers expert advice on all aspects of outpatient and inpatient medical care. You’ll find authoritative, evidence-based coverage of more than 1,000 diseases and disorders including concise, yet thorough synopsis of diagnosis and treatment. Presented in full-color, this single source reference has been fully updated with the latest developments and breakthroughs in medicine, guidelines, references, drug prices, and more. This essential clinical companion features: • A strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management • Detailed review of all internal medicine disciplines, including geriatrics, preventive medicine, and palliative care, plus gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, ophthalmology, neurology, psychiatry, and more • An annual update on HIV/AIDS and other new, emerging viral infections • Specific information regarding disease prevention and prognosis • Medication treatment tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices • Key recent references on each topic with PMID numbers for quick online access • Many full-color photographs, tables, figures and other illustrations Here are some of the many updates and additions: • Extensive updating of tables and images • New FDA-approved medication for multiple sclerosis • New summary of recommended FDA treatment regimens for hepatitis C • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for osteoporosis, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer • Extensive update of immune modulation therapy and adjuvant treatments of breast cancer • Targeted therapies for advanced non-small cell lung cancers • Thoroughly revised chapter on viral and rickettsial infections, including recent measles, polio, and acute flaccid paralysis outbreaks, and on related immunizations • Clarification of the appropriate role of opioids and buprenorphine formulations in chronic pain management • Revised section on health care for sexual and gender minority patients • Information on new biologic agents for asthma, and many other disorders

Integrative Preventive Medicine

Integrative Preventive Medicine
Author: Richard H. Carmona,Mark Liponis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2017-12
ISBN 10: 019024125X
ISBN 13: 9780190241254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Preventive Medicine Book Review:

As the preventable disease and economic burden continues to mount for the United States and the world, it is becoming apparent that embracing prevention strategies is essential. Simply continuing on the same course and infrastructure will not suffice. The future we will leave our children is unsustainable without change. Amidst all the partisan political chaos, Integrative Preventive Medicine (IPM) practices are strongly entering the public consciousness since many are dissatisfied with their traditional health (sick) care delivery systems and the scientific validity of IPM is increasing rapidly. This IPM textbook, the first of its kind, authored by nationally recognized thought leaders and edited by the 17th Surgeon General of the United States and the Canyon Ranch Medical Director will serve to bring together the science of IPM so that health practitioners have a ready reference containing practices that can prevent disease, decrease cost of care and improve the quality of life. Our IPM textbook is divided into three sections, Public Health and Evolving Science in IPM, Multidisciplinary Nature of IPM and The IPM Approach of Selected Clinical Problems, providing a continuum of IPM from basic science to clinical science to practical application. This depth and breadth of scientific information and comprehensive approach is a first for a single textbook in IPM. A must read for all health providers and students in order to incorporate these essential concepts into practice.

Integrative Gastroenterology

Integrative Gastroenterology
Author: Gerard Mullin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2011-06-27
ISBN 10: 0195371100
ISBN 13: 9780195371109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Gastroenterology Book Review:

Digestive complaints have become increasingly common. Recent statistics show that gastrointestinal complaints account for nearly a third of all visits to primary care doctors and that nearly one in six Americans suffer from digestive disease.In this volume, an international panel of leading experts provides a wealth of information for health care practitioners and consumers on the rationale, methods, modalities, and efficacy of integrative solutions for gastrointestinal disorders. Coverage includes a diverse range of treatment methods, such as meditation, massage, yoga, supplements, special diets, energy medicine, homeopathy, and acupuncture, as well as a special section devoted to mind-body medicine in digestive health and disease. In discussing unconventional treatments, the authors address many of the controversies that surround the remedies.