An evidence-based guide to practiceBy
- Jerome Sarris
- Jerome Sarris
- Jon Wardle
- Jon Wardle
A landmark guide to naturopathic practice - ideal for naturopaths, naturopathy students and Allied Health and medical practitioners
Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice details key treatment protocols and evidence-based complementary medicine interventions for use in naturopathic practice.
This valuable naturopathy resource is authored by leading practitioners in the field. Its unique perspective combines clinical experience with evidence-based substantiation from rigorous medical research.
Clinical Naturopathy explores key naturopathic treatments - including herbal treatments, nutritional and dietary treatments and lifestyle treatments - for common medical symptoms and conditions encountered in modern practice.
Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice outlines an introduction to case-taking methodology and naturopathic diagnostic techniques.
It then details treatment protocols and naturopathic prescriptions to treat major health conditions within individual body systems.
The textbook also offers special sections on naturopathic treatment throughout the life cycle, including paediatrics, pregnancy and aging, as well as complex health conditions like HIV, cancer and pain management.
Comprehensive appendices provide additional clinically important material, such as reference levels for laboratory medical tests, nutrient food values and traditional Chinese medical diagnosis.
This one-of-a-kind naturopathic reference makes essential reading for practitioners wishing to enhance practical application of their skills in a clinical setting, and advance their knowledge of evidence-based complementary medicine interventions.
Students and academics of naturopathy, herbal medicine and nutritional medicine.
Paperback, 850 Pages
Published: April 2010
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
About the editors
Part A Naturopathic clinical skills
1 Naturopathic case taking
2 Naturopathic diagnostic techniques
Part B Common clinical conditions
Section 1 Gastrointestinal system
3 Irritable bowel syndrome: constipation-predominant (C-IBS)
4 Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
5 Food allergy/intolerance
Section 2 Respiratory system
6 Respiratory infections and immune insufficiency
8 Congestive respiratory disorders
Section 3 Cardiovascular system
9 Atherosclerosis and dyslipidaemia
10 Hypertension and stroke
11 Chronic venous insufficiency
Section 4 Nervous system
12 Clinical depression
13 Chronic generalised anxiety
Section 5 Endocrine system
15 Adrenal exhaustion
16 Diabetes type 2
17 Thyroid abnormalities
Section 6 Female reproductive system
18 Dysmenorrhoea and menstrual complaints
20 Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Section 7 Musculoskeletal system
Section 8 Integumentary system
24 Acne vulgaris
25 Inflammatory skin disorders-atopic eczema and psoriasis
Section 9 Urogenital system
26 Benign prostatic hypertrophy
27 Recurrent urinary tract infection
Part C Specialised clinical conditions
Part D Clinical naturopathy across the life cycle
31 Fertility, preconception care and pregnancy
32 Ageing and cognition
Part E Integrative naturopathic practice
33 Bipolar disorder with psychotic symptoms
34 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
35 Chronic fatigue syndrome
36 Human immunodeficiency virus
37 Polypharmacy and pain management
Part F Appendices
1 Drug-herb interaction chart
2 Chemotherapy drugs and concurrent complementary therapy
3 Food sources of nutrients
4 Laboratory reference values
5 Factors affecting nutritional status
6 Taxonomic cross-reference of major herbs
7 Traditional Chinese medicine: the six evils
8 Traditional Chinese medicine: tongue diagnosis
9 Traditional Chinese medicine: pulse diagnosis
10 Systematic review of herbal immunomodulators