Human genomics has revolutionized the practice of medicine and the very concepts of our health, well-being and longevity. Genes influence most of our characteristics, including the effectiveness of drug treatments, diets, cognitive therapies, and exercise. Harnessing the knowledge of genomics allows us to optimize preventive health measures. We can use the drug treatment that minimizes side effects and maximizes effectiveness when several alternatives are available. This book describes the basics of applying our 21st Century understanding of genetics and genomics to practical problems in medicine and disease prevention.
"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."
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.
The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system provides an opportunity whereby the deficiencies, and costs, of court and arbitration proceedings may be avoided. In this work, the authors:
National and international mediation systems are examined, including those of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The WIPO Mediation Rules and the ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules are reproduced and discussed.
A chapter focuses on the role of ADR and arbitration in national and international sport.
This title will be of use to both students and practitioners with an interest in ADR systems for settling disputes, be they domestic or international in nature.