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!
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an emerging and increasingly popular group of treatments, therapies and philosophies of health and wellbeing. It is a fascinating and fast-changing area of social life, which also poses an interesting challenge to current healthcare delivery and policy making.
This reader presents a lively and engaging collection of classic, controversial and new readings on CAM and covers issues including:
The text provides insight into many of the current and complex issues surrounding CAM, and will appeal to everyone who is concerned with, or who has an interest in, complementary and alternative healthcare. The book will be essential reading for students of CAM, health studies, nursing, medicine and allied health subjects, as well as medical sociology and modern health policy.
This book chronicles the transformation of the holistic health movement over the past three decades, as it increasingly influences the delivery of health care in America. In it, he describes the battle for legitimacy by alternative therapeutic practitioners, and the biomedical profession's increasing interest in the possibilities of a complementary and integrative medical system. Baer examines a variety of professionalized and lay heterodox therapeutic systems, including chiropractors, naturopaths and acupuncturists, homeopaths, bodyworkers, and lay midwives. He shows, ironically, how the holistic movement may become more limited as it gains acceptance and becomes integrated into mainstream, professional medicine. This book is a valuable resource for instructors, students, professionals and others interested in public health issues, health policy, medical studies, health economics, medical anthropology and sociology.
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In the first book of its kind, Helen J. Power uses the history of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to explore the development of tropical medicine in Britain in the twentieth century. The contributors also consider the social, political, and economic forces that shape medicine and its application in the context of imperialism, independence, and postcolonial history. The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine provides a unique framework for exploring the changes which took place as medicine progressed from being a tool of empire, to a form of social welfare, and finally to a basic human right.