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Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - 4th edition

by: Marc S. Micozzi

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Publisher: Elsevier Science & T,1 april 2010

Category: MEDICAL Level: B/I/A

ISBN: 1437705774
ISBN13: 9781437705775

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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!

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Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

4th Edition

By Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; Former Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; former Executive Director of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Preface

Section One: Foundations


  Characteristics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine


  Translation from Conventional Medicine


  Issues in Integrative Medicine


  Ecological Pharmacology NEW!


  Social and Cultural Factors in Medicine


  Vitalism


  Section Two: Mind, Body and Spirit


  Mind-Body Thought and Practice in Early and Late America NEW!


  Neurohumoral Physiology and PNI


  Mind-Body Modalities


  Energy Medicine NEW!


  Biophysical Devices: Electricity, Light and Magnetism


  The Arts in Medicine


  Creative and Expressive Therapies NEW!


  Humor


  Section Three: Manual Therapies


  Principles of Bodywork: Manual and Manipulative Therapies NEW!


  Massage and Touch Therapies NEW!


  Osteopathy


  Chiropractic


  Reflexology NEW!


  Shiatsu


  Section Four: Alternative Western Therapies


  Naturopathic Medicine


  Western Herbalism, with Appendix: Common Herbs in Clinical Practice


  Aromatherapy


  Homeopathy


  Nutrition & Hydration NEW!


  Section Five: Traditional Ethnomedical Systems: Asia


  Traditional Medicine of China, with Appendix: Chinese Herbs


  Acupuncture NEW!


  Qi Gong


  Tibetan Medicine


  Traditional Medicine of India: Ayur Veda & Siddha NEW!


  Unani Medicine NEW!


  Yoga


  Contemporary Ayur Veda NEW!


  Sufism and Rapid Healing


  Section Six: Traditional Ethnomedical Systems: Africa and the Americas


  Indigenous Knowledge Systems-Southern African Healing


  Native American Healing, with Appendix: Native American Herbs


  South American Spiritism NEW!


  Latin American Curanderismo


  Global Perspectives NEW!

Key Features


  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 to This Edition


  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.

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Published Reviews

'The book offers detailed descriptions of various tradition-based and speculation-based modalities for healing.'

FACT, December 2010
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Author Information
By Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; Former Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; former Executive Director of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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          Pages: 624


          Trim Size: 222 X 281 mm


          Imprint: Saunders


          ISBN: 9781437705775


          Publication Date: 01-04-2010