Clinical Naturopathy

An evidence-based guide to practice

By

  • Jerome Sarris, ND (ACNM), MHSc HMed (UNE), Adv Dip Acu (ACNM), Dip Nutri (ACNM), PhD (UQ), Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne and Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria
  • Jerome Sarris, ND (ACNM), MHSc HMed (UNE), Adv Dip Acu (ACNM), Dip Nutri (ACNM), PhD (UQ), Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne and Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria
  • Jon Wardle, ND (ACNM), MPH, PhD (UQ), Chancellor's Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney; Trans-Pacific Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Washington; Naturopathic Practitioner, Herbs on the Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Jon Wardle, ND (ACNM), MPH, PhD (UQ), Chancellor's Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney; Trans-Pacific Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Washington; Naturopathic Practitioner, Herbs on the Hill, Brisbane, Queensland

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.

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Audience

Students and academics of naturopathy, herbal medicine and nutritional medicine.

 

Book information

  • Published: July 2010
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-7926-1


Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the editors

Contributors

Reviewers

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

7 Asthma

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

14 Insomnia

Section 5 Endocrine system

15 Adrenal exhaustion

16 Diabetes type 2

17 Thyroid abnormalities

Section 6 Female reproductive system

18 Dysmenorrhoea and menstrual complaints

19 Endometriosis

20 Polycystic ovarian syndrome

21 Menopause

Section 7 Musculoskeletal system

22 Osteoarthritis

23 Fibromyalgia

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

28 Autoimmunity

29 Cancer

Part D Clinical naturopathy across the life cycle

30 Paediatrics

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