Mosby's Complementary & Alternative Medicine
A Research-Based ApproachBy
- Lyn Freeman, PhD, President, Mind Matters Research, Anchoragr AK; Executive Faculty, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, San Francisco, CA
Providing a comprehensive overview, this text includes practical, clinically relevant coverage of complementary and alternative medicine, with commentary by well-known experts, descriptions of recent medical advances, case studies, and the history and philosophy of each discipline, along with indications, contraindications, practical application, and clinical trials for each topic. Research is critically reviewed, with examples of exceptional and flawed studies. Youll gain an understanding of the most commonly used alternative therapies, as well as those most likely to be integrated with conventional medical treatment.
Hardbound, 640 Pages
Published: June 2008
- PART ONE: Mind-Body Integration
1: Physiologic Pathways of Mind-Body Medicine
2: Research on Mind-Body Effects
3: Psychoneuroimmunology and Conditioning of Immune Functioning
4: How Relationships and Life Events Affect Health: Human Studies
PART TWO: Mind-Body Interventions
5: Relaxation Therapy
PART THREE: Alternative Professionals
12: Homeopathy: Like Cures Like
13: Massage Therapy
PART FOUR: Complementary Self-Help Strategies
15: Herbs as Medical Intervention
16: Exercise as an Alternative Therapy
PART FIVE: Energetics and Spirituality
17: Spirituality and Healing
18: Therapeutic Touch: Healing with Energy
19: Reiki: An Ancient Therapy in Modern Times by Jeanette Plodek NEW!
20: Measurement of the Human Biofield by Beverly Rubik NEW!
21: The Future of Ethnomedicine by Stanley Krippner NEW!
Appendix A: Answers to Multiple Choice and Matching Questions
Appendix B: Organizations & Associations
Appendix C: Internet Resources