cover image - Integrative Medicine,3rd Edition
ISBN: 9781437717938
Page Count: 1072
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $99.95

Integrative Medicine,3rd Edition

by David Rakel, MD
cover image - Integrative Medicine,3rd Edition
ISBN: 9781437717938
Page Count: 1072
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $99.95
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Integrative Medicine, by Dr. David Rakel, provides the practical, evidence-based guidance you need to safely and effectively integrate complementary and alternative medical treatments into your practice. This medical reference book lays the framework for making the best use of these therapeutic modalities and understanding the mechanisms by which these interventions work, keeping you at the forefront of the trend toward integrative health care.

    • Incorporate therapeutic integrative medicine modalities into clinical practice through the "Tools for Your Practice" section that offers how-to application for recommending mediation, prescribing probiotics, and how to do an elimination diet.
    • Apply integrative treatments for a full range of diseases and conditions including autism, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, and various forms of cancer...see how to advise patients on health maintenance and wellness...and get valuable advice on topics such as meditation, diet, and exercises for back pain.
    • Avoid potential complications with recommended dosages and precautions.
    • Enhance patient care with therapy-based guidance and printable patient education guides.
    • Implement proven integrative treatments for various diseases thanks to an evidence-based therapeutic approach.
    • Weigh the likely effectiveness of various treatments vs. their potential harm with helpful icons based on the SORT (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy) method.
    • Validate potential interventions through the latest research in genomics and advanced imaging technologies, such as MRI.
    • Access the full text, image bank, downloadable Patient Education Guides, and video collections online at
  • Part 1: Integrative Medicine

    1. The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine

    2. Creating Optimal Healing Environments

    3. The Healing Encounter

    Part 2: Integrative Approach to Disease

    Section 1: Affective Disorders

    4. Depression

    5. Anxiety

    6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    7. Autism Spectrum Disorder

    8. Insomnia

    Section 2: Neurology

    9. Alzheimer's Disease

    10. Headache

    11. Peripheral Neuropathy

    12. Multiple Sclerosis

    13. Parkinson's Disease

    Section 3: Infectious Disease

    14. Otitis Media

    15. Chronic Sinusitis

    16. Viral Upper Respiratory Infection

    17. HIV Disease and AIDS

    18. Herpes Simplex Virus

    19. Chronic Hepatitis

    20. Urinary Tract Infection

    21. Recurrent Yeast Infections

    22. Lyme Disease

    Section 4: Cardiovascular Disease

    23. Hypertension

    24. Heart Failure

    25. Coronary Artery Disease

    26. Peripheral Vascular Disease

    27. Arrhythmias

    Section 5: Allergy/Intolerance

    28. Asthma

    29. The Allergic Patient

    30. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome

    Section 6: Metabolic/Endocrine Disorders

    31. Insulin Resistance and the Metabolic Syndrome

    32. Type 2 Diabetes

    33. Hypothyroidism

    34. Hormone Replacement in Men

    35. Hormone Replacement in Women

    36. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    37. Osteoporosis

    38. An Integrative Approach to Obesity

    39. Dyslipidemias

    Section 7: Gastrointestinal Disorders

    40. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    41. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    42. Peptic Ulcer Disease

    43. Cholelithiasis

    44. Recurring Abdominal Pain in Pediatrics

    45. Constipation

    Section 8: Autoimmune Disorders

    46. Fibromyalgia

    47. Chronic Fatigue Spectrum

    48. Rheumatoid Arthritis

    49. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Section 9: Obstetrics/Gynecology

    50. Post Dates Pregnancy

    51. Labor Pain Management

    52. Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

    53. Premenstrual Syndrome

    54. Dysmenorrhea

    55. Uterine Fibroids (Leiomyomata)

    56. Vaginal Dryness

    Section 10: Urology

    57. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    58. Urolithiasis

    59. Chronic Prostatitis

    60. Erectile Dysfunction

    Section 11: Musculoskeletal Disorders

    61. Osteoarthritis

    62. Myofascial Pain Syndrome

    63. Chronic Low Back Pain

    64. Neck Pain

    65. Gout

    66. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    67. Epicondylosis

    Section 12: Dermatology

    68. Atopic Dermatitis

    69. Psoriasis

    70. Urticaria

    71. Recurrent Aphthous Ulceration

    72. Seborrheic Dermatitis

    73. Acne Vulgaris and Acne Rosacea

    74. Human Papillomavirus and Warts

    Section 13: Cancer

    75. Breast Cancer

    76. Lung Cancer

    77. Prostate Cancer

    78. Colorectal Cancer

    79. Skin Cancer

    80. End-of-Life Care

    Section 14: Substance Abuse

    81. Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

    Section 15: Ophthalmology

    82. Cataracts

    83. Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Part 3: Tools for your Practice

    Section 1: Lifestyle


    84. Food Intolerance and Elimination Diets

    85. The Glycemic Index/Load

    86. The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

    87. The DASH Diet


    88. Writing an Exercise Prescription

    89. Breathing Exercises

    90. Prescribing Movement Therapies

    91. Low Back Pain Exercises

    Section 2: Mind-Body

    92. Self-Hypnosis Techniques

    93. Relaxation Techniques

    94. Enhancing Heart Rate Variability

    95. Guided Imagery and Interactive Guided Imagery

    96. Journaling for Health

    97. Healing Through Forgiveness

    98. Recommending Meditation

    99. Motivational Interviewing

    100. Emotional Awareness for Pain

    101. Energy Psychology

    Section 3: Biochemical

    102. Prescribing Probiotics

    103. Prescribing Botanicals

    104. Detoxification

    105. Integrative Stetagies for Planetary Health

    Section 4: Biomechanical

    106. Counterstrain

    107. Acupuncture for Headache

    108. Acupuncture for Nausea and Vomiting

    109. Saline Nasal Irrigation

    Section 5: Bioenergetics

    110. Integrating Spiritual Assessment and Care

    111. Therapeutic Homeopathy

    112. Human Energetic Therapies

    Section 6: Other Therapeutic Considerations

    113. Creating a Greener Clinic: The Impact of Global Warming on Health

    114. Creating Ceremony and Ritual in the Medical Encounter

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