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ISBN: 9780323358682
Page Count: 1152
Imprint: Elsevier
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Integrative Medicine, 4th Edition

by David Rakel, MD


ISBN: 9780323358682
Page Count: 1152
Imprint: Elsevier
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Stay on the cutting edge of today’s most promising trends in complementary and alternative medical treatments with Dr. David Rakel’s Integrative Medicine, 4th Edition. Written by physicians who are experts in both traditional and integrative medicine, this highly regarded, evidence-based reference covers therapies such as botanicals, supplements, mind-body, lifestyle choices, nutrition, exercise, spirituality, and more. Integrative Medicine, 4th Edition uses a clinical, disease-oriented approach, offering practical guidance for reducing costs and improving patient care.

    • Helps you safely and effectively incorporate complementary and alternative therapies into your everyday practice, while focusing on prevention and wellness for a better quality of life.
    • Uses the reliable SORT method (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy) to provide evidence-based ratings, grading both the evidence and the relative potential harm.
    • Explains how to make the best use of integrative medicine and the mechanisms by which these therapeutic modalities work, keeping you at the forefront of the trend toward integrative health care.
    • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
    • Includes 13 brand-new chapters, covering hot topics such as personalized medicine, MTHFR mutation, food allergy and intolerance, the gut-immune influence on systemic inflammation and disease, chelation therapy, testosterone deficiency, adrenal fatigue, and much more.
    • Features more than 100 significantly revised chapters and hundreds of new figures and tables throughout.
    • Provides online access to new multiple-choice questions for every chapter, perfect for board exam review – plus downloadable Patient Education Guides and video collections.

    1. The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine

    2. Creating Optimal Healing Environments

    3. The Healing Encounter

    4. The Whole Health Process


    Section 1. Affective Disorders

    5. Depression

    6. Anxiety

    7. Attention Deficit Disorder

    8. Autism Spectrum Disorder

    9. Insomnia

    10. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Section 2. Neurology

    11. Alzheimer’s Disease

    12. Headache

    13. Peripheral Neuropathy

    14. Multiple Sclerosis

    15. Parkinson’s Disease

    Section 3. Infectious Disease

    16. Otitis Media

    17. Chronic Sinusitis

    18. Viral Upper Respiratory Infection

    19. HIV/AIDS

    20. Herpes Simplex Virus

    21. Chronic Hepatitis

    22. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

    23. Lyme Disease

    Section 4. Cardiovascular Disease

    24. Hypertension

    25. Heart Failure

    26. Coronary Artery Disease

    27. Dyslipidemia

    28. Cardiac Arrhythmia

    Section 5. Allergy/Intolerance

    29. Asthma

    30. The Allergic Patient

    31. Food Allergy and Intolerance

    Section 6. Metabolic/Endocrine Disorders

    32. Insulin Resistance and the Metabolic Syndrome

    33. Diabetes Mellitus

    34. Hypothyroidism

    35. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    36. Osteoporosis

    37. Obesity

    38. MTHFR, Homocysteine and Nutrient Needs

    39. Adrenal Fatigue

    Section 7. Nephrology

    40. Chronic Kidney Disease

    Section 8. Gastrointestinal Disorders

    41. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    42. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    43. Peptic Ulcer Disease

    44. Cholelithiasis

    45. Recurring Abdominal Pain in Pediatrics

    46. Constipation

    Section 9. Autoimmune Disorders

    47. Fibromyalgia

    48. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis

    50. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Section 10. Obstetrics/Gynecology

    51. Preconception Counseling and Fertility

    52. Labor Pain Management

    53. Postdates Pregnancy

    54. Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

    55. Menopause

    56. Premenstrual Syndrome

    57. Dysmenorrhea

    58. Leiomyomata

    59. Vaginal Dryness

    Section 11. Urology

    60. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    61. Urolithiasis

    62. Chronic Prostatitis

    63. Erectile Dysfunction

    64. Testosterone Deficiency

    Section 12. Musculoskeletal

    65. Osteoarthritis

    66. Myofascial Pain Syndrome

    67. Chronic Low Back Pain

    68. Neck Pain

    69. Gout

    70. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    71. Epicondylosis

    Section 13. Dermatology

    72. Atopic Dermatitis

    73. Psoriasis

    74. Urticaria

    75. Aphthous Stomatitis

    76. Seborrheic Dermatitis

    77. Acne/Rosacea

    Section 14. Cancer

    78. Breast Cancer

    79. Lung Cancer

    80. Prostate Cancer

    81. Colon Cancer

    82. Palliative and End of Life Care

    Section 15. Substance Abuse

    83. Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

    Section 16. Ophthalmology

    84. Cataracts

    85. Macular Degeneration


    Section 1a. Lifestyle: Nutrition

    86. The Elimination Diet

    87. The Glycemic Index/Load

    88. The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

    89. The DASH Diet

    90. The FODMaPs Diet

    Section 1b Lifestyle:Exercise

    91. Writing an Exercise Prescription

    92. Breathing Exercises

    93. Low Back Pain Exercises

    Section 2. Mind-Body

    94. Relaxation Techniques

    95. Self Hypnosis Techniques

    96. Enhancing Heart Rate Variability

    97. Guided Imagery

    98. Journaling for Health

    99. Forgiveness

    100. Recommending Meditation

    101. Motivational Interviewing Techniques

    102. Emotional Awareness for Pain

    103. Energy Psychology

    Section 3. Biochemical

    104. Prescribing Botanicals

    105. Prescribing Probiotics

    106. Detoxification

    107. Chelation Therapy

    108. Reducing Toxic Exposure

    Section 4. Biomechanical

    109. Strain/Counterstrain

    110. Acupuncture for Headache

    111. Acupuncture for Nausea and Vomiting

    112. Prolotherapy

    113. Nasal Irrigation

    Section 5. Bioenergetics

    114. Taking a Spiritual History

    115. Therapeutic Homeopathy

    116. Biofield Therapies

    Section 6.Other

    117. Creating a Green Clinic

    118. Integrative Medicine for the Underserved

  • David Rakel, MD, Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
    The University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
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