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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

An Evidence-Based Approach

This popular, evidence-based overview of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) emphasizes clinical research, analyzes the effectiveness of each therapy, and presents practical information on how these therapies can be used to treat health conditions and diseases. It not only acquaints the reader with information about CAM, but provides evidence for the effectiveness of various therapies used to treat medical conditions ranging from allergies to psychiatric conditions - in all populations relevant to CAM including children, women and the elderly. Summary tables embedded throughout highlight clinical data, statistics, and major research findings. More thorough documentation in this edition is achieved through new tables and added commentary on the quality of studies, making research findings more relevant and useful.

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Published: March 2003

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-02028-2

Contents

  • 1. Essential Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    2. Pre-Clinical Research as a Bridge to Clinical Research Outcomes in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    3. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Asthma and Allergies
    4. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Cancer
    5. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
    6. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Diabetes
    7. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Neurologic Diseases
    8. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders
    9. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Alcohol and Chemical Dependency
    10. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Pain
    11. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in Select Populations: Children
    12. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in Select Populations: Women
    13. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in Select Populations: Elderly
    14. Legal and Ethical Issues in Complementary/Alternative Medicine
    15. Integration of Clinical Practice and Medical Training with Complementary and Alternative and Evidence-Based Medicine
    16. Future Trends and Important Focuses for CAM in the 21st Century
    17. Final Summary
    Appendix A: Definitions of Complementary/Alternative Therapies Described in the Text
    Appendix B: Selected Resources for Complementary/Alternative Medicine
    Appendix C: Research Databases
    Appendix D: Informed Consent Process Checklist for Physicians Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    Glossary
    Index

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