Clinical Naturopathy - 1st Edition

Clinical Naturopathy

1st Edition

An evidence-based guide to practice

Authors: Jerome Sarris Jerome Sarris Jon Wardle Jon Wardle
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia

Description

A landmark guide to naturopathic practice – ideal for naturopaths, naturopathy students and Allied Health and medical practitioners

Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice details key treatment protocols and evidence-based complementary medicine interventions for use in naturopathic practice.

This valuable naturopathy resource is authored by leading practitioners in the field. Its unique perspective combines clinical experience with evidence-based substantiation from rigorous medical research.

Clinical Naturopathy explores key naturopathic treatments – including herbal treatments, nutritional and dietary treatments and lifestyle treatments – for common medical symptoms and conditions encountered in modern practice.

Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice outlines an introduction to case-taking methodology and naturopathic diagnostic techniques.

It then details treatment protocols and naturopathic prescriptions to treat major health conditions within individual body systems.

The textbook also offers special sections on naturopathic treatment throughout the life cycle, including paediatrics, pregnancy and aging, as well as complex health conditions like HIV, cancer and pain management.

Comprehensive appendices provide additional clinically important material, such as reference levels for laboratory medical tests, nutrient food values and traditional Chinese medical diagnosis.

This one-of-a-kind naturopathic reference makes essential reading for practitioners wishing to enhance practical application of their skills in a clinical setting, and advance their knowledge of evidence-based complementary medicine interventions.

Key Features

 addresses pre-clinical and clinical naturopathy subjects (from third year naturopathy to post-graduate level)
 focuses on major medical conditions, and outlines naturopathic and integrative medical treatments
 features case studies to contextualise theory into relevant clinical application
 includes user-friendly clinical decision trees, tables and figures
 is rigorously researched with over 4000 references

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the editors

Contributors

Reviewers

Part A Naturopathic clinical skills

1 Naturopathic case taking

2 Naturopathic diagnostic techniques

Part B Common clinical conditions

Section 1 Gastrointestinal system

3 Irritable bowel syndrome: constipation-predominant (C-IBS)

4 Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

5 Food allergy/intolerance

Section 2 Respiratory system

6 Respiratory infections and immune insufficiency

7 Asthma

8 Congestive respiratory disorders

Section 3 Cardiovascular system

9 Atherosclerosis and dyslipidaemia

10 Hypertension and stroke

11 Chronic venous insufficiency

Section 4 Nervous system

12 Clinical depression

13 Chronic generalised anxiety

14 Insomnia

Section 5 Endocrine system

15 Adrenal exhaustion

16 Diabetes type 2

17 Thyroid abnormalities

Section 6 Female reproductive system

18 Dysmenorrhoea and menstrual complaints

19 Endometriosis

20 Polycystic ovarian syndrome

21 Menopause

Section 7 Musculoskeletal system

22 Osteoarthritis

23 Fibromyalgia

Section 8 Integumentary system

24 Acne vulgaris

25 Inflammatory skin disorders—atopic eczema and psoriasis

Section 9 Urogenital system

26 Benign prostatic hypertrophy

27 Recurrent urinary tract infection

Part C Specialised clinical conditions

28 Autoimmunity

29 Cancer

Part D Clinical naturopathy across the life cycle<

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone Australia
eBook ISBN:
9780729579261

About the Author

Jerome Sarris

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne and Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria

Jerome Sarris

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne and Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria

Jon Wardle

Affiliations and Expertise

Chancellor’s Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney; Trans-Pacific Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Washington; Naturopathic Practitioner, Herbs on the Hill, Brisbane, Queensland

Jon Wardle

Affiliations and Expertise

Chancellor’s Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney; Trans-Pacific Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Washington; Naturopathic Practitioner, Herbs on the Hill, Brisbane, Queensland