Complementary Medicine

A Guide for Pharmacists


  • Denise Rankin-Box, BA(Hons), RGN, Dip TD, CertED, MISMA, Company Development Manager, Dot Medical Ltd, Macclesfield, UK; Editor, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
  • Elizabeth Williamson, BSc(Pharm) PhD MRPharmS FLS, Professor of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK; Editor-in-chief of Phytotherapy Research; Member of the Herbal Drugs Committees for The British Pharmacopoeia and The European Pharmacopoeia Professor of Pharmacy and Director of Pharmacy Practice

An easy-to-navigate handbook to help pharmacists advise on complementary and alternative medicine and recommend what is available and what may be appropriate for a particular patient. With an overview of CAM therapies, the book focuses on specific conditions, with more detail on those relevant to pharmacists including asthma, pain relief, and more. The book also contains contact numbers and addresses of relevant self-help groups, further reading where available, and advice on OTC products sold by pharmacies.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-6366-4

Table of Contents

1. Complementary therapies, holistic medicine and the placebo effect

2. Herbal Medicine, phytotherapy and nutraceuticals

3. Homeopathy and aromatherapy

4. Physical therapies

5. Emotional and psychological therapies