An evidence-based guide to practiceBy
- Jerome Sarris, PhD (UQ), MHSc HMed (UNE), BHSc WHMed (ACNM), Adv Dip Nat (ACNM), Adv Dip Acu (ACNM), MNHAA, NHMRC Clinical Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, and Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia Formerly School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
- Jon Wardle, ND MPH, Public Health Scholar, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Director, Research Capacity Stream, NORPHCAM; Trans-Pacific Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Washington, USA
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 editorsContributors
ReviewersPart A Naturopathic clinical skills
1 Naturopathic case taking2 Naturopathic diagnostic techniquesPart B Common clinical conditions
Section 1 Gastrointestinal system3 Irritable bowel syndrome: constipation-predominant (C-IBS)
4 Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease5 Food allergy/intoleranceSection 2 Respiratory system
6 Respiratory infections and immune insufficiency7 Asthma
8 Congestive respiratory disorders
Section 3 Cardiovascular system9 Atherosclerosis and dyslipidaemia
10 Hypertension and stroke11 Chronic venous insufficiencySection 4 Nervous system
12 Clinical depression13 Chronic generalised anxiety
Section 5 Endocrine system15 Adrenal exhaustion
16 Diabetes type 217 Thyroid abnormalitiesSection 6 Female reproductive system
18 Dysmenorrhoea and menstrual complaints19 Endometriosis
20 Polycystic ovarian syndrome21 MenopauseSection 7 Musculoskeletal system
22 Osteoarthritis23 FibromyalgiaSection 8 Integumentary system
24 Acne vulgaris25 Inflammatory skin disorders-atopic eczema and psoriasisSection 9 Urogenital system
26 Benign prostatic hypertrophy27 Recurrent urinary tract infectionPart C Specialised clinical conditions
28 Autoimmunity29 CancerPart D Clinical naturopathy across the life cycle
30 Paediatrics31 Fertility, preconception care and pregnancy
32 Ageing and cognition
Part E Integrative naturopathic practice33 Bipolar disorder with psychotic symptoms
34 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)35 Chronic fatigue syndrome
36 Human immunodeficiency virus37 Polypharmacy and pain managementPart F Appendices
1 Drug-herb interaction chart2 Chemotherapy drugs and concurrent complementary therapy
3 Food sources of nutrients4 Laboratory reference values
5 Factors affecting nutritional status6 Taxonomic cross-reference of major herbs
7 Traditional Chinese medicine: the six evils8 Traditional Chinese medicine: tongue diagnosis
9 Traditional Chinese medicine: pulse diagnosis10 Systematic review of herbal immunomodulators