Mosby's Complementary & Alternative Medicine

A Research-Based Approach


  • 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. You’ll gain an understanding of the most commonly used alternative therapies, as well as those most likely to be integrated with conventional medical treatment.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2008
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09403-0

Table of Contents

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

6: Meditation

7: Biofeedback

8: Hypnosis

9: Imagery

PART THREE: Alternative Professionals

10: Chiropractic

11: Acupuncture

12: Homeopathy: Like Cures Like

13: Massage Therapy

14: Aromatherapy

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