Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9781455736591

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

4th Edition

Authors: Marc Micozzi
eBook ISBN: 9781455757916
eBook ISBN: 9781437727050
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 1st April 2010
Page Count: 624

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Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners!

Key Features

  • An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence.
  • Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment.
  • Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
  • Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text.
  • Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself.
  • Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study.

Table of Contents


Section One: Foundations

  1. Characteristics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  2. Translation from Conventional Medicine
  3. Issues in Integrative Medicine
  4. Ecological Pharmacology NEW!
  5. Social and Cultural Factors in Medicine
  6. Vitalism
  7. Section Two: Mind, Body and Spirit

  8. Mind-Body Thought and Practice in Early and Late America NEW!
  9. Neurohumoral Physiology and PNI
  10. Mind-Body Modalities
  11. Energy Medicine NEW!
  12. Biophysical Devices: Electricity, Light and Magnetism
  13. The Arts in Medicine
  14. Creative and Expressive Therapies NEW!
  15. Humor
  16. Section Three: Manual Therapies

  17. Principles of Bodywork: Manual and Manipulative Therapies NEW!
  18. Massage and Touch Therapies NEW!
  19. Osteopathy
  20. Chiropractic
  21. Reflexology NEW!
  22. Shiatsu
  23. Section Four: Alternative Western Therapies

  24. Naturopathic Medicine
  25. Western Herbalism, with Appendix: Common Herbs in Clinical Practice
  26. Aromatherapy
  27. Homeopathy
  28. Nutrition & Hydration NEW!
  29. Section Five: Traditional Ethnomedical Systems: Asia

  30. Traditional Medicine of China, with Appendix: Chinese Herbs <


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About the Author

Marc Micozzi

Affiliations and Expertise

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