Mosby's Complementary & Alternative Medicine

A Research-Based Approach

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.

Book, 640 Pages

Published: June 2008

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09403-0


  • 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


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