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Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners!

Book, 624 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3659-1


  • Preface

    Section One: Foundations

    1. Characteristics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    2. Translation from Conventional Medicine
    3. Issues in Integrative Medicine
    4. Ecological Pharmacology NEW!
    5. Social and Cultural Factors in Medicine
    6. Vitalism
    7. Section Two: Mind, Body and Spirit

    8. Mind-Body Thought and Practice in Early and Late America NEW!
    9. Neurohumoral Physiology and PNI
    10. Mind-Body Modalities
    11. Energy Medicine NEW!
    12. Biophysical Devices: Electricity, Light and Magnetism
    13. The Arts in Medicine
    14. Creative and Expressive Therapies NEW!
    15. Humor
    16. Section Three: Manual Therapies

    17. Principles of Bodywork: Manual and Manipulative Therapies NEW!
    18. Massage and Touch Therapies NEW!
    19. Osteopathy
    20. Chiropractic
    21. Reflexology NEW!
    22. Shiatsu
    23. Section Four: Alternative Western Therapies

    24. Naturopathic Medicine
    25. Western Herbalism, with Appendix: Common Herbs in Clinical Practice
    26. Aromatherapy
    27. Homeopathy
    28. Nutrition & Hydration NEW!
    29. Section Five: Traditional Ethnomedical Systems: Asia

    30. Traditional Medicine of China, with Appendix: Chinese Herbs
    31. Acupuncture NEW!
    32. Qi Gong
    33. Tibetan Medicine
    34. Traditional Medicine of India: Ayur Veda & Siddha NEW!
    35. Unani Medicine NEW!
    36. Yoga
    37. Contemporary Ayur Veda NEW!
    38. Sufism and Rapid Healing
    39. Section Six: Traditional Ethnomedical Systems: Africa and the Americas

    40. Indigenous Knowledge Systems-Southern African Healing
    41. Native American Healing, with Appendix: Native American Herbs
    42. South American Spiritism NEW!
    43. Latin American Curanderismo
    44. Global Perspectives NEW!


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