Key Features

  • Provides a clear review of the scientific evidence relating complementary and integrative medicine to the care of women.
  • Offers a roadmap to the options in the treatment of women with complementary and integrative medicine - expanding the clinician's practice, whatever their specialty, with realistic possibilities.
  • Features comprehensive coverage of safety issues.
  • Written by leading experts in the field.
  • Sidebars within each chapter provide at-a-glance advice for patients and practitioners.
  • Includes key coverage of non-gynecologic issues such as nutrition, headache, depression, cancer, and heart disease.
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of commonly used treatments and related safety issues, such as possible adverse effects and drug interactions, plus a helpful appendix on Botanical Products.
  • A focused table of contents makes it easy to find the right treatment for each patient based on their condition.
  • Features advice on talking with patients about self-treatments they may have read about in books or on the Internet.

Table of Contents

Section I: Current Concerns about Women’s Health
1. Communicating with Patients about Complementary and Integrative Medicine
2. Weight Loss Products
Section II: Reproductive Biology
3. Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
4. Menstrual Cramps
5. Endometriosis
6. Menopause
7. Integrative Strategies During Pregnancy
8. Lactation, Breastfeeding and the Post-Partum Period
Section III: Nervous System
9. Headaches
10. Migraine Headache
11. Depression
12. Insomnia
13. Cognitive Disorders and Dementia
Section IV: Medical Conditions
14. Heart Disease
15. Breast Cancer
16. Vaginal Health
17. Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer
18. Urinary Tract Infection
19. Incontinence
20. Bone Health and Osteoporosis
Appendix: Botanical Products


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Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

Tieraona Low Dog

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Chair, United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements/Botanicals Information Expert Panel

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