AIDS and Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Current Science and Practice


  • Leanna Standish, ND, PhD, Lac, Director of Researc, Bastyr University Research Institute, Bastyr University, Seattle, WA
  • Carlo Calabrese, ND, MPH, Research Professor, Natural College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR
  • Mary Lou Galantino, PT, MS, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ, Clinical Specialist, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

This comprehensive resource compiles the latest scientific information relating to complementary and alternative therapies and the treatment of HIV/AIDS. It presents the latest research in the areas of homeopathy, therapeutic touch, manual medicine, nutrition, and movement therapy for people living with HIV/AIDS. The special research challenges that are involved in the scientific evaluation of complementary and alternative medicines are discussed, and the authors offer new insights into the complex pathogenesis of AIDS. Part of the Medical Guides to Complementary & Alternative Medicine series.
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Medical students, practicing physicians, immunologists, alternative/complementary medicine practitioners.


Book information

  • Published: October 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-05831-8

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1- Research and Etiological Issues. Research Issues in CAM and HIV/AIDS. AIDS Pathogenesis: Alternative Views. 2 - Nutritional Medicine in HIV/AIDS. Introduction to Nutritional Approaches to HIV/AIDS. Nutritional Deficiencies in AIDS Patients. Oxidative Stress. 3 - Botanical Therapies for HIV/AIDS. Botanical Medicine in AIDS. Biological & Pharmacological Therapeutics: Andrographolide. 4 - Homeopathic Medical Treatments for HIV/AIDS. Introduction to Homeopathy. Homeopathic Growth Factors for Treatment of HIV. 5 - Physical Medicine and HIV/AIDS Introduction to Physical Medicine. Neuromuscular Manifestations of HIV and Electroacupuncture. HIV Exposed Newborns and Massage. Manual Therapies for People Living with HIV Disease. Applications of Movement Therapy in HIV Disease. 6 - Bioelectromagnetic Therapies for HIV/AIDS. Introduction to Electromagnetic Therapies in HIV/AIDS. Bioelectromagnetic Medicine in HIV/AIDS Treatment. 7 - Psychospiritual Issues in HIV/AIDS. Introduction to Psychospiritual Issues in HIV/AIDS. Psychospirituality in HIV/AIDS. 8 - The Approach of Alternative Whole Medical Systems in HIV/AIDS. Introduction to Alternative Medical Systems and AIDS. HIV/AIDS: Naturopathic Medical Principles and Practice. Review of HIV-Related Traditional Chinese Medicine Research.
9 - Integrative Medical Care for People with HIV Infection. Introduction to Integrative Approaches to HIV/AIDS. The Integrated Care Model. Integrative Medicine and HIV. Research Directions: The Next Step