Key Features

  • detailed coverage of naturopathic treatments provides readers with a solid understanding of the major therapeutic modalities used within naturopathic medicine
  • each system is reviewed from both naturopathic and mainstream medical perspectives to correlate the variations and synergies of treatment
  • only clinically efficacious and evidence-based treatments have been included
  • information is rigorously researched (over 7500 references) from both traditional texts and recent research papers
  • the content skilfully bridges traditional practice and EBM to support confident practitioners within the current health care system

Table of Contents

Part 1: Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

Chapter 1 Naturopathic Philosophy

Chapter 2 Nutritional Medicine

Chapter 3 Herbal Medicine

Chapter 4 Herb/Nutrient Drug–Interactions

Part 2: Naturopathic Treatments

Chapter 5 Nutritional Medicine

Chapter 6 Herbal Medicine

Part 3: Body Systems

Chapter 7 The Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 8 The Hepatobiliary System

Chapter 9 The Immune System

Chapter 10 The Respiratory System

Chapter 11 The Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 12 The Integumentary System

Chapter 13 The Urinary and Renal Systems

Chapter 14 The Female Reproductive System

Chapter 15 The Male Reproductive System

Chapter 16 The Cardiovascular System

Chapter 17 The Endocrine System

Chapter 18 The Nervous System

Part 4: The Lifecycle

Chapter 19 Fertility

Chapter 20 Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Chapter 21 Paediatrics


Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Appendix 3

Appendix 4

Appendix 5

Appendix 6

Appendix 7



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About the author

Leah Hechtman

Affiliations and Expertise

President National Herbalists Association of Australia, Lecturer (UG and PG) School of Biomedical and Health Science, University of Western Sydney; Faculty member and Lecturer Green Medicine Institute (GMI); Director - The Natural Health and Fertility Centre, Natural Health and Fertility Pty. Ltd., Private Practitioner, Sydney