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Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition

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Practitioners like you have been turning to Micozzi’s comprehensive CAM text for the past 20 years. Filled with the most up-to-date information on scientific theory and research and updated contributions from world experts, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 5th Edition gives you a solid foundation of the therapies and evidence-based clinical applications for CAM – and expands your global perspective with new and updated chapters on healing systems from around the world. Dive into interesting discussions on massage, manual therapies and bodywork, yoga, chiropractic, osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy and essential oils therapy, "nature cure," naturopathy and naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this 20th anniversary edition is your ideal CAM reference!

  • An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence.
  • Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment.
  • Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
  • Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text.
  • Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself.
  • Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study.
  • New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts.
  • NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine.
  • Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga.
  • New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies.
  • Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine.
  • Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS 1. Characteristics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2. Translation from Conventional Medicine 3. Issues and Challenges in Integrative Medicine 4. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Community 5. Social and Cultural Factors in Medicine

SECTION TWO: MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT 6. Vitalism 7. Mind-Body Thought and Practice: Great Britain to Early and Late America 8. Neurohumoral Physiology and Psychoneuroimmunology 9. Mind-Body Sciences and the Placebo Effect 10. Mind-Body Therapies, Stress Reduction, and Pyschometrics 11. Prayer, Religion, and Spirituality 12. Creative and Expressive Arts Therapies 13. Humor

SECTION THREE: ENERGETICS, MANUAL HEALING AND YOGA 14. Energy Medicine 15. Biophysics: Electricity, Light, Magnetism, and Sound 16. Principles and Bodywork and Manual Healing 17. Massage, Bodywork, and Touch Therapies 18. Osteopathy 19. Chiropractic 20. Reflexology 21. Yoga

SECTION FOUR: NATURAL AND ALTERNATIVE WESTERN THERAPIES 22. Nature Cure, Naturopathy, and Natural Medicines 23. Contemporary Naturopathic Medicine 24. Ethnobotany and Western Herbalism 25. Aromatherapy and Plant Essential Oils 26. Nutrition, Hydration, and Diet Therapies 27. Ecological Pharmacology: Molecular Biology to Systems Theory

SECTION FIVE: GLOBAL ETHNOMEDICAL SYSTEMS: ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 28. Traditional Medicine of China and East Asia 29. Classical Acupuncture 30. Traditional Medicine of India: Ayurveda and Siddha 31. Tibetan Medicine 32. Unani Medicine 33. Sufism and Healing in the Middle East

SECTION SIX: GLOBAL ETHONOMEDICAL SYSTEMS: AFRICA, AMERICAS, AND THE PACIFIC 34. Traditional Medicine: Ethnomedicine, Shamanism, and Origins 35. Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia, Indochina, and Vietnam 36. Blending of Chinese, Ayurvedic, Islamic, and Shamanic Healing: Burma, Thailand, and Nepal 37. Native North American Healing and Herbal Remedies 38. Central and South American Healing and Herbal Remedies 39. Latin American Curanderismo 40. Hawaii, South Pacific and Philippine Islands; Alaska and Pacific Northwest 41. African Healing and Becoming a Traditional Healer 42. Magico-Religious Traditions and Neo-Shamanism 43. Modern Asia, Africa, Americas, and the Pacific

Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD, 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

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