Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Cardiovascular Disease

By

  • William Frishman, MD, FACC, MACP, Professor and Chairman of Medicine, Department of Medicine & Pharmacology, New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
  • Michael Weintraub, MD, FACP, FAAN, Clinical Professor, New York Medical College, Department of Neurology, Briarcliff, NY;
  • Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; Former Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; former Executive Director of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Edited by a world-renowned clinical cardiologist, pharmacologist and clinical researcher, along with two major figures in complementary medicine practice, Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Cardiovascular Disease is the first text to discuss all the major Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practices that have been used for cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment. The book includes discussions of the potential benefits and risks of alternative therapies for treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, as well as their integration into standard medical care. Therapies covered include the use of nutriceuticals (vitamins, amino acid, and natural antioxidants and minerals), herbal remedies (plus potential herbal remedy-drug interactions), various psychological and relaxation approaches (mind/body therapies, hypnosis, biofeedback and cognitive therapy, etc.), various alternative medicine disciplines (including QiGong and TaiChi, Ayurveda and Yoga), Native American practices, homeopathy, osteopathy, and specific modalities (such as acupuncture, auriculotherapy, chelation, aromatherapy, music therapy, sauna, meditation and prayer, animal-assisted therapy, Shiatsu and massage, magnetotherapy, and spinal cord stimulation). Chapters on specific approaches and therapies are organized to discuss the history and rationale behind each alternative practice, the strengths and weaknesses of the available clinical studies, the potential risks and benefits, and how the therapy might be integrated into a conventional medical practice.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2004
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-03002-1


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS
1. THE PLACEBO EFFECT IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
William H. Frishman, M.D., Andrew I. Wolff, M.D.,
Wei-Nchih Lee, M.D., Stephen J. Peterson, M.D. and Stephen P. Glasser M.D.
2. LEGAL ISSUES IN INTEGRATIVE OF COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES INTO CARDIOLOGY
Ronald Schouten, M.D., J.D. and Michael H. Cohen J.D.

NUTRITIONAL AND HERBAL APPROACHES
3. NUTRICEUTICALS AND CARDIOVASCULAR ILLNESS
William H. Frishman, M.D., Stephen Sinatra, M.D., and Nathan Kruger, M.D.
4. HERBAL APPROACH TO CARDIAC DISEASE
William H. Frishman, M.D., Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., and Mohammed Moizuddin, M.D.

MIND-BODY APPROACHES
5. MIND/BODY APPROACH TO CARDIAC ILLNESS
James G. Grattan, M.D.
6. HYPNOSIS AND CARDIAC SYMPTOMATOLOGY
Arthur E. Fass, M.D.

7. BIOFEEDBACK IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Angele McGrady, Ph.D.
8. COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IN CARDIAC ILLNESS
Alan Witkower, M.D. and James Rosado, Ph.D.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE PRACTICES
9. AYURVEDA & YOGA IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Ravinder Mamtani, M.D. and Ronac Mamtani, BS
10. HEART QI AND THE HEART OF HEALING: QI GONG FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CARDIAC DISEASE
Linda C. Nadia Hole, M.D.
11. QI GONG & TAI CHI: TRADITIONAL CHINESE HEALTH PROMOTION PRACTICES IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Roger Jahnke, OMD
12. NATIVE AMERICAN HEALING FOR THE HEART
Ai Gvhdi Waya (Eileen Nauman, DHM)
13. HOMEOPATHY WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Ronald D. Whitmont, M.D. and Ravinder Mamtani, M.D.
14. OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE IN THE TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION
Adam J. Spiegel, D.O. and John D. Capobianco, D.O.

SPECIFIC APPROACHES
15. ACUPUNCTURE IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Ravinder Mamtani, M.D. and William H. Frishman, M.D.
16. AURICULOTHERAPY FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS
Terry Oleson, Ph.D.
17. CHELATION THERAPY
William H. Frishman, M.D. and Andrew I. Wolff, M.D.
18. AROMATHERAPY IN CARDIAC CONDITIONS
Alan R. Hirsch, M.D.
19. THE EFFECTS OF MUSIC THERAPY IN CARDIAC HEALTHCARE
Suzanne B. Hanser, Ed.D. and Susan E. Mandel, MEd.
20. REFLEXOLOGY
Donald A. Bisson, RRP
21. SAUNA AS A THERAPEUTIC OPTION FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Yen Nguyen, M.D., Nauman Naseer, M.D. and William H. Frishman, M.D.

22. PRAYER AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Yager JEE, M.D., Jeffery A. Dusek, Ph.D., Suzanne W. Crater, R.N., and Mitchell W. Krucoff, M.D.
23. ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Andrew I. Wolff, M.D. and William H. Frishman, M.D.
24. THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AND ASIAN BODYWORK
Elaine Calenda and Suzan Fleck
25. MAGNETIC BIOSTIMULATION
Michael I. Weintraub, M.D. and William H. Frishman, M.D.
26. SPINAL CORD STIMULATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF ANGINA PECTORIS
Wilbert S. Aronow, M.D., William H. Frishman, M.D.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
27. INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
Traci Stein, MPH and Mehmet Oz, M.D.


INDEX