Integrative Medicine - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781437717938, 9780323248518

Integrative Medicine

3rd Edition

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Authors: David Rakel
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437717938
eBook ISBN: 9780323248518
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 17th April 2012
Page Count: 1072


Integrative Medicine, by Dr. David Rakel, provides the practical, evidence-based guidance you need to safely and effectively integrate complementary and alternative medical treatments into your practice. This medical reference book lays the framework for making the best use of these therapeutic modalities and understanding the mechanisms by which these interventions work, keeping you at the forefront of the trend toward integrative health care.

Key Features

  • Incorporate therapeutic integrative medicine modalities into clinical practice through the "Tools for Your Practice" section that offers how-to application for recommending mediation, prescribing probiotics, and how to do an elimination diet.
  • Apply integrative treatments for a full range of diseases and conditions including autism, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, and various forms of cancer...see how to advise patients on health maintenance and wellness...and get valuable advice on topics such as meditation, diet, and exercises for back pain.
  • Avoid potential complications with recommended dosages and precautions.
  • Enhance patient care with therapy-based guidance and printable patient education guides.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Integrative Medicine

1. The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine

2. Creating Optimal Healing Environments

3. The Healing Encounter

Part 2: Integrative Approach to Disease

Section 1: Affective Disorders

4. Depression

5. Anxiety

6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

7. Autism Spectrum Disorder

8. Insomnia

Section 2: Neurology

9. Alzheimer's Disease

10. Headache

11. Peripheral Neuropathy

12. Multiple Sclerosis

13. Parkinson's Disease

Section 3: Infectious Disease

14. Otitis Media

15. Chronic Sinusitis

16. Viral Upper Respiratory Infection

17. HIV Disease and AIDS

18. Herpes Simplex Virus

19. Chronic Hepatitis

20. Urinary Tract Infection

21. Recurrent Yeast Infections

22. Lyme Disease

Section 4: Cardiovascular Disease

23. Hypertension

24. Heart Failure

25. Coronary Artery Disease

26. Peripheral Vascular Disease

27. Arrhythmias

Section 5: Allergy/Intolerance

28. Asthma

29. The Allergic Patient

30. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome

Section 6: Metabolic/Endocrine Disorders

31. Insulin Resistance and the Metabolic Syndrome

32. Type 2 Diabetes

33. Hypothyroidism

34. Hormone Replacement in Men

35. Hormone Replacement in Women

36. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

37. Osteoporosis

38. An Integrative Approach to Obesity

39. Dyslipidemias

Section 7: Gastrointestinal Disorders

40. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

41. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

42. Peptic Ulcer Disease

43. Cholelithiasis

44. Recurring Abdominal Pain in Pediatrics

45. Constipation

Section 8: Autoimmune Disorders

46. Fibromyalgia

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About the Author

David Rakel

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI


"One of the more imaginative tools this book uses is an icon estimating the evidence base versus the potential harm of a proposed therapy - a quick intuitive warning for clinicians. This is an extraordinarily valuable book on many levels. I have encountered patients with preconceived ideas of what supplements they wish to take, often in very high dosages. For those wishing to take an integrative approach, this book outlines the correct dosages, contraindications, and other considerations.I highly recommend this book to every clinician who may be questioned by a patient interested in a specific therapy or who is considering adding these therapies."

- Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

5 Star - Doody's Rating, March 2013