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The Desktop Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

An Evidence-Based Approach

The 2nd edition of this highly successful essential clinical reference provides concise, evidence-based information on 69 popular forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and 46 common conditions frequently treated with CAM. Each section has a clear and accessible design for quick decision-making, and includes an analysis of the most up-to-date research available. This handy reference also includes a searchable CD-ROM.

Paperback, 576 Pages

Published: June 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7234-3383-5

Contents

  • Section 1 Using the book
    Methods
    Bibliography of main reference sources
    How to use this book

    Section 2 Conditions
    Acne
    AIDS/HIV infection
    Alzheimer’s disease
    Anxiety
    Asthma
    Atopic eczema
    Back pain
    Benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Cancer
    Chronic fatigue syndrome
    Chronic heart failure
    Chronic venous insufficiency
    Constipation
    Crohn’s disease
    Depression
    Diabetes
    Drug/alcohol dependence
    Erectile dysfunction
    Fibromyalgia
    Hangover
    Hayfever
    Headache
    Hepatitis
    Herpes simplex
    Herpes zoster
    Hypercholesterolemia
    Hypertension
    Insomnia
    Irritable bowel syndrome
    Labor
    Menopause
    Migraine
    Multiple sclerosis
    Nausea and vomiting
    Neck pain
    Non-ulcer dyspepsia
    Osteoarthritis
    Overweight/obesity
    Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
    Premenstrual syndrome
    Rheumatoid arthritis
    Smoking cessation
    Stroke
    Tinnitus
    Ulcerative colitis
    Upper respiratory tract infection

    Section 3 Therapies
    Acupuncture
    Alexander technique
    Aromatherapy
    Autogenic training
    Bach) Flower remedies
    Biofeedback
    Chelation therapy
    Chiropractic
    Craniosacral therapy
    Herbalism
    Homeopathy
    Hypnotherapy
    Massage
    Meditation
    Naturopathy
    Osteopathy
    Reflexology
    Relaxation therapy
    Spiritual healing
    Tai chi
    Yoga

    Section 4 Herbal and non-herbal medicines
    Aloe vera
    Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata)
    Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)
    Avocado-soybean unsaponifiables
    Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
    Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa)
    Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
    Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus)
    Chitosan
    Chondroitin
    Co-enzyme Q10
    Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
    Devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)
    Echinacea (Echinacea spp)
    Evening primrose(Oenothera biennis)
    Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
    Garlic (Allium sativum)
    Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
    Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
    Ginseng, Asian (Panax ginseng)
    Ginseng, Siberian (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
    Glucosamine
    Grape (Vitis vinifera)
    Green tea (Camellia sinensis)
    Guar gum (Cyamposis tetragonolobus)
    Hawthorn (Crataegus spp)
    Hop (Humulus lupulus)
    Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
    Kava kava (Piper methysticum)
    Kombucha (Fungus japonicus)
    Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
    Melatonin
    Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
    Mistletoe (Viscum album)
    Nettle (Urtica dioica)
    Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata)
    Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
    Phytoestrogens
    Propolis
    Red clover (Trifolium pratense)
    Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)
    Shark cartilage
    St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)
    Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
    Valerian (Valeriana officinalis,V. edulis)
    Willow (Salix spp)
    Yohimbe (Pausinystalia johimbe)

    Section 5 General topics
    5.1 Diagnostic methods
    5.2 Prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use
    5.3 Why patients use complementary and alternative medicine
    5.4 Legal and ethical issues regarding evidence-based complementary, alternative, and integrative medical therapies
    5.5 Safety issues in complementary and alternative medicine
    5.6 Cost evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine

    Index

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