Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: Mind-Body Integration

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

6: Meditation

7: Biofeedback

8: Hypnosis

9: Imagery

PART THREE: Alternative Professionals

10: Chiropractic

11: Acupuncture

12: Homeopathy: Like Cures Like

13: Massage Therapy

14: Aromatherapy

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


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About the author

Lyn Freeman

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Mind Matters Research, Anchoragr AK; Executive Faculty, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, San Francisco, CA