- More than 200 photographs and illustrations and 15 new line drawings clarify the material and make learning easier.
- A highly readable style simplifies complex concepts and keeps the material interesting.
- Current, research-based information explores the efficacy of many therapies so you can make decisions with confidence.
- Healing methods are emphasized, rather than systems.
- A topical organization lets you use what you need for your own practice, without having to read through extraneous detail.
- Chapter openers show why the content of the chapter is important, what is covered, and what objectives will be met. Features include:
- Why Read this Chapter?
- Chapter at a Glance
- Chapter Objectives
- An Expert Speaks boxes highlight the personal experience of well-known researchers and practitioners in each discipline, discussing the historical context of research, current contributions, and future directions.
- Critical Thinking and Clinical Application Questions show real-world situations so you can test and apply your knowledge.
- Points to Ponder help you tie together and interpret facts.
- A Closer Look boxes expand upon case study reviews and clinical application examples.
- Learning Opportunities suggest activities for interacting with health care professionals.
- Summary tables show outcomes from important clinical trials at a glance.
- Appendices provide information on CAM resources and contacts.
- A free Evolve companion website includes regular updates of content, student activities, and full-color images.
1: Physiologic Pathways of Mind-Body Medicine
2: Research on Mind-Body Effects
3: Psychoneuroimmunology and Conditioning of Immune Functioning
4: How Relationships and Life Events Affect Health: Human Studies
PART TWO: Mind-Body Interventions
5: Relaxation Therapy
PART THREE: Alternative Professionals
12: Homeopathy: Like Cures Like
13: Massage Therapy
PART FOUR: Complementary Self-Help Strategies
15: Herbs as Medical Intervention
16: Exercise as an Alternative Therapy
PART FIVE: Energetics and Spirituality
17: Spirituality and Healing
18: Therapeutic Touch: Healing with Energy
19: Reiki: An Ancient Therapy in Modern Times by Jeanette Plodek NEW!
20: Measurement of the Human Biofield by Beverly Rubik NEW!
21: The Future of Ethnomedicine by Stanley Krippner NEW!
Appendix A: Answers to Multiple Choice and Matching Questions
Appendix B: Organizations & Associations
Appendix C: Internet Resources