Clinical naturopathic medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729541923, 9780729582261

Clinical naturopathic medicine

1st Edition

Authors: Leah Hechtman
eBook ISBN: 9780729582261
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 31st January 2014
Page Count: 1610

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Clinical Naturopathic Medicine is a foundation clinical text integrating the holistic traditional principles of naturopathic philosophy with the scientific rigour of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to support contemporary practices and principles.

The text addresses all systems of the body and their related common conditions, with clear, accessible directions outlining how a practitioner can understand health from a naturopathic perspective and apply naturopathic medicines to treat patients individually. These treatments include herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and lifestyle recommendations. All chapters are structured by system and then by condition, so readers are easily able to navigate the content by chapter and heading structure. The content is designed for naturopathic practitioners and students (both undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and for medical and allied health professionals with an interest in integrative naturopathic medicine.

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