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A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine

The must-have integrative and complementary medicine reference from experts in the field

This exhaustive textbook is ideal for anyone with an interest in integrative and complementary medicine in Australia; including General Practitioners, medical students, integrative clinicians and health practitioners.

A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine presents non-pharmacologic treatments for common medical practice complaints - all supported by current scientific evidence. These include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), asthma, insomnia, anxiety, depression and many more.

This practical health resource profiles myriad approaches in integrative and complementary medicine, such as mind-body medicine, stress management techniques, dietary guidelines, exercise and sleep advice, acupuncture, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, and advice for managing lifestyle and behavioural factors.

It also looks at complementary medicines that may impact the treatment of disease.

A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine contains only proven therapies from current research, particularly Cochrane reviews, systematic reviews, randomised control trials, published cohort studies and case studies.


Published: January 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-7908-7


  • Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Nutritional Assessment and Therapies

    Chapter 3: Age-related macular degeneration and cataract

    Chapter 4: Anxiety

    Chapter 5: Asthma

    Chapter 6: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Chapter 7: Autism

    Chapter 8: Breast disease and cancer

    Chapter 9: Cancer

    Chapter 10: Cardiovascular

    Chapter 11: Dementia and Alzheimer’s

    Chapter 12: Depression

    Chapter 13: Diabetes

    Chapter 14: Eczema

    Chapter 15: Epilepsy

    Chapter 16: Fibromyalgia

    Chapter 17: Headaches and migraine

    Chapter 18: Hyperlipidemia

    Chapter 19: Hypertension

    Chapter 20: Infections and immunity

    Chapter 21: Infertility

    Chapter 22: Insomnia

    Chapter 23: Irritable bowel syndrome

    Chapter 24: Large bowel cancer

    Chapter 25: Menopause

    Chapter 26: Multiple sclerosis

    Chapter 27: Musculoskeletal disorders

    Chapter 28: Oral health disorders

    Chapter 29: Osteoarthritis

    Chapter 30: Osteoporosis

    Chapter 31: Parkinson’s Disease

    Chapter 32: Pregnancy disorders

    Chapter 33: Premenstrual syndrome

    Chapter 34: Prostate disease and cancer

    Chapter 35: Renal disease

    Chapter 36: Rheumatoid arthritis

    Chapter 37: Herb, nutrient and drug interactions

    Chapter 38: Adverse reactions


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