The number of individuals turning to unconventional medical therapies continues to increase each year. Now, more than ever, today's medical and health care professionals require the knowledge and skills to successfully "bridge the gap" between conventional therapies and complementary/alternative medicine (CAM). McGraw-Hill now introduces the latest compilation of integrative approaches to many conditions and syndromes. This work reflects the authors' synthesis of many years of clinical experience and the theories underlying the many alternative modalities and traditional medical practices. Clinicians will find this text a highly effective resource.Built on the evidence-based expertise developed at New York City's Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing - the largest integrative medicine practice in the United States - "Integrative Medicine" uniquely combines a body systems approach with practical case studies, to clearly illustrate how clinicians can successfully incorporate conventional and CAM therapies into their daily practice.Ideal either as a classroom text or a clinical reference, "Integrative Medicine" features: an evidence-based approach that's immediately applicable to clinical practice - What works? What is safe and effective? and, What alternative therapies can potentially interact with traditional therapies?; a unique organization by body system (not by modality) - so it's easy to find thorough, practical information for managing a patient's specific condition; "Case Examples" that clearly demonstrate the application of an integrated approach to daily practice; unique grand round style discussion - "Selected Cases in Integrative Medicine through the Life Cycle"; and, integrative plans for conditions in women's health, cardiology, gastroenterology, urology, infectious disease, pediatrics, rheumatology, oncology, dermatology, and more.It also features: case-by-case evaluations of diet, nutritional supplements, botanicals, mind/body approaches, manipulation therapies, and alternative systems such as Asian medicine and homeopathy; coverage of potential adverse interactions between alternative and conventional therapies; and, concise reviews of the major disciplines and protocols of complementary and alternative medicine, written by world authorities.Current, comprehensive, and authoritative, "Integrative Medicine" provides you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to inform, educate, and treat those patients who are interested in or currently using unconventional medical therapies. Earn CME credits! Also available: Kligler/Lee - "Integrative Medicine CME Study Guide" (ISBN 0-07-140238-1). It features 1000 multiple-choice Q&As keyed to the Integrative Medicine text AND includes a bonus 100-question test for CME credit from Innovisions!
A wide-ranging guide to a number of the disparate techniques that come under the umbrella of alternative and complementary medicine. Over twenty therapies and techniques are clearly explained, including the Alexander technique, chiropractic, homoeopathy, colour therapy, naturopathy, dance movement therapy, auricular therapy, and many more.
"Although unconventional therapies have coexisted with traditional medicine for centuries, the extent of their utilization was only recently recognized we now know between one third and one half of patients receiving traditional rehabilitation therapies have had some experience with what has come to be referred to variously as alternative, complementary, or integrative medicine. Given the pervasiveness and popularity of alternative medicine, physicians and other health professionals should be able to appropriately advise or counsel patients regarding the potential benefits or problems associated with such interventions. In order to do so, they need to become familiar with some of the more common therapies and the rapidly expanding research literature that has grown around them. The present volume addresses these needs and will serve as an introductory guide for rehabilitation practitioners who wish to expand their range of treatment options.
This book does not presume or attempt to be an encyclopedic compendium of all types of alternative medicine services. Instead, we have selected representative therapies that will serve to introduce the reader to the wide range of therapies available. The book has organized the chapters into categories that emphasize their kinship with the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: manipulation, therapeutic movement, mind-body techniques, and physical modalities. Subsequent sections deal with research and reimbursement, while the final chapters highlight specific therapies in the clinical management of several common disabling disorders.
This book will be of considerable interest to a wide range of medical specialists, particularly those who treat chronic or painful disabling diseases: physiatrists, neurologists, rheumatologists, orthopedists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, internists, and primary care physicians. Additionally, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, chiropractors, and herbalists will find its contents useful. Finally, practitioners of any of the individual therapies included in the contents will find a wealth of scientific and clinical documentation to utilize in their practices."
Alternative Energy systematically approaches various alternative sources of energy, discussing in layperson's terms the current state of public policy, energy technology and the political, economic, and social feasibility of the alternative energy paradigm. The goal is to help the less technically-minded become active participants in choosing the energy future for their community.
Travel medicine is accepted as a unique subspecialty in medicine. With more persons travelling to tropical and subtropical destinations, travel medicine is becoming an increasing challenge for the health care systems in many countries. New trends in tourism, such as trekking in sub-Saharan Africa, expose tourist travellers to unusual parasitic diseases. The global public health community has been confronting the challenges of the emergence and rapid world-wide spreading of new influenza virus strains, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), chikungunya virus, drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and many other pathogens. The present book provides an epidemiological based country-to-country guide to disease prevention and treatment; information on endemic diseases; necessary prevention guidelines, public health indicators, and an update of recent disease outbreaks.