Women's Health in Complementary and Integrative Medicine

A Clinical Guide

This book covers the most common areas of concern in women's health. It provides a truly integrative approach, showing when, how, and for whom complementary/integrative therapies can benefit women in continuity with their regular medical care. This is an evidence-based, clinically-oriented book that presents the background and range of complementary and alternative therapies related to common medical conditions and functional complaints and disorders. It summarizes and analyzes scientific studies on the safety and efficacy of these therapies for various women's health conditions. Each chapter includes a description of commonly used treatments, discussions of safety issues (including adverse effects and drug interactions), a comprehensive summary and methodological assessment of clinical trials on the subject (with animal and in vitro data included as appropriate), and advice on counseling patients.


Published: July 2004

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06639-9


  • Section I: Current Concerns about Women’s Health
    1. Communicating with Patients about Complementary and Integrative Medicine
    2. Weight Loss Products
    Section II: Reproductive Biology
    3. Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    4. Menstrual Cramps
    5. Endometriosis
    6. Menopause
    7. Integrative Strategies During Pregnancy
    8. Lactation, Breastfeeding and the Post-Partum Period
    Section III: Nervous System
    9. Headaches
    10. Migraine Headache
    11. Depression
    12. Insomnia
    13. Cognitive Disorders and Dementia
    Section IV: Medical Conditions
    14. Heart Disease
    15. Breast Cancer
    16. Vaginal Health
    17. Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer
    18. Urinary Tract Infection
    19. Incontinence
    20. Bone Health and Osteoporosis
    Appendix: Botanical Products


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