Women's Health in Complementary and Integrative Medicine

A Clinical Guide


  • Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Faculty, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Chair, United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements/Botanicals Information Expert Panel
  • Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; Former Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; former Executive Director of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06639-9

Table of Contents

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