Textbook of Natural Medicine, 4th Edition
Covering preventive, non-invasive, and natural treatments, Textbook of Natural Medicine, 4th Edition offers more than just alternative medicine. It promotes an integrated practice that can utilize natural medicine, traditional Western medicine, or a combination of both in a comprehensive, scientific treatment plan. Based on a combination of philosophy and clinical studies, Textbook of Natural Medicine helps you provide health care that identifies and controls the underlying causes of disease, is supportive of the body's own healing processes, and is considerate of each patient's unique biochemistry. Internationally known authors Joseph Pizzorno and Michael Murray include detailed pharmacologic information on herbs and supplements, plus evidence-based coverage of diseases and conditions to help you make accurate diagnoses and provide effective therapy.
- Comprehensive, unique coverage makes this book the gold standard in natural medicine.
- A scientific presentation includes the science behind concepts and treatments, and discusses Western medical treatments and how they can work with natural medicine in a comprehensive treatment plan; if natural medicine is not effective, this book recommends the Western treatment.
- Coverage of pharmacology of natural medicines includes the uses and potential dangers of nearly 80 herbal medicines, special nutrients, and other natural agents, addressing topics such as general information, chemical composition, history, pharmacology, clinical applications dosage, and toxicology.
- In-depth, evidence-based coverage of 73 diseases and conditions includes key diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology of diseases, and therapeutic rationales.
- Coverage of potential interactions between drugs, herbs, and supplements ensures the safest possible use for each of 79 herbs and supplements.
- Diagnostic procedures include practical, easy-to-follow descriptions of evidence-based techniques plus discussions of clinical application of diet analysis, food allergy testing, immune function assessment, fatty acid profiling, hair mineral analysis, and other diagnostic approaches.
- Common therapeutic modalities are described and reviewed, including botanical medicine, nutritional therapy, therapeutic fasting, exercise therapy, hydrotherapy, counseling, acupuncture, homeopathy, and soft tissue manipulation.
- Coverage of syndromes and therapies helps in understanding the underlying causes of diseases by discussing topics such as food reactions, functional toxicology, sports nutrition, stress management, and breathing pattern disorders.
- Coverage of the philosophy of natural medicine includes its history and background, with discussions of toxicity, detoxification, and scientific documentation of the healing actions of nature and natural substances.
- Internationally known authors Joseph Pizzorno and Michael Murray and more than 90 expert contributors provide material that is up to date, accurate, and informed.
- More than 10,000 research literature citations show that the content is based on science rather than opinions or anecdotes.
- 13 useful appendices offer quick lookup of frequently used charts, handouts, and information.
- New chapters are included on hot topics such as female infertility, medicinal mushrooms, natural products and quality control, pregnancy health and primary prevention, and Vitamin K; new appendices include a supplier certification questionnaire and cervical escharotics treatment.
- Thorough updates ensure that you use only the most current research and provide the most effective treatment of patients.
- Tabs in Specific Health Problems section separate more than 70 alphabetized diseases/conditions.
- One convenient volume replaces the cumbersome two-volume set for easy, convenient reference.
- Electronic access is available via Pageburst, making it easy to search topics, drugs, herbs and supplements, and diseases and conditions. Sold separately.
SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
1. Eastern Origins of Integrative Medicine and Modern Applications
2. Functional Medicine: A 21st Century Model of Patient Care and Medical Education
3. A Hierarchy of Healing: The Therapeutic Order
4. History of Naturopathic Medicine
5. Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine
6. Placebo and the Power to Heal
7. Positive Mental Attitude
8. Research in Natural Medicine
SECTION II: PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL MEDICINE
9. Apoptosis Assessment
10. Bacterial Overgrowth of the Small Intestine Breath Test
11. Cell Signaling Analysis
12. Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
13. Fantus Test
14. Fatty Acid Profiling
15. Food Allergies
16. Genomics, Nutrigenomics, and the Promise of Personalized Medicine
17. Hair Mineral Analysis
18. Heidelberg pH Capsule Gastric Analysis
19. Immune Function Assessment
20. Intestinal Permeability Assessment
21. Laboratory Tests for the Determination of Vitamin Status
22. Lactose Intolerance Testing
23. Metal Toxicity: Assessment of Exposure and Retention
24. Mineral Status Evaluation
25. Oral Manifestations of Nutritional Status
26. Rapid Dark Adaptation Test
27. Stool Analysis
28. Urinary Organic Acids Profiling for Assessment of Functional Nutrient Deficiencies, Gut Dysbiosis, and Toxicity
29. Urinary Porphyrins for the Detection of Heavy Metal and Toxic Chemical Exposure
30. Urine Indican Test (Obermeyer Test)
SECTION III: THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES
32. Ayurveda: The Science of Life and Mother of the Healing Arts
33. Botanical Medicine -- A Modern Perspective
34. Botanical Medicine -- Understanding Herbal Preparations
35. Environmental Medicine
36. The Exercise Prescription
38. Glandular Therapy
42. Nonpharmacological Control of Pain
43. Nontransfusion Significance of ABO and ABO-Associated Polymorphisms
44. Nutritional Medicine
45. Peat Therapeutics and Balneotherapy
46. Rotation Diet: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tool
47. Soft Tissue Manipulation: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Potential
48. Spirituality and Healing
49. Unani Medicine NEW!
SECTION IV: SYNDROMES AND SPECIAL TOPICS
50. Cancer -- Integrated Naturopathic Support
51. Chronic Candidiasis
52. Dietary Fiber
53. Functional Toxicology
54. Homocysteine Metabolism: Nutritional Modulation and Impact on Health and Disease
55. Hyperventilation Syndrome/Breathing Pattern Disorders
56. Immune Support
57. Intestinal Protozoan Infestation and Systemic Illness
59. Sports Nutrition
60. Stress Management
SECTION V: PHARMACOLOGY OF NATURAL MEDICINES
62. Allium cepa (Onion)
63. Allium sativum (Garlic)
64. Aloe vera (Cape Aloe)
65. Angelica Species
66. Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood)
67. Artemisia annua (Sweet Wormwood)
68. Bee Products Ð Pollen, Propolis, and Royal Jelly
69. Beta-carotene and Other Carotenoids
72. Camellia sinensis (Green Tea)
73. Capsicum frutescens (Cayenne Pepper)
75. Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola)
76. Chinese Prepared Medicines
77. Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh)
78. Citicoline (CDP-Choline)
79. Coenzyme Q10
80. Coleus forskohlii
81. Commiphora mukul (Mukul Myrhh Tree)
82. Crataegus oxyacantha (Hawthorn)
83. Croton lechleri (Dragon's Blood)
84. Curcuma longa (Turmeric)
85. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
86. Echinacea Species (Narrow-Leafed Purple Coneflower)
87. Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian Ginseng)
88. Ephedra Species
89. Epilobium Species (Fireweed)
90. Fatty Acid Metabolism
91. Fish Oils and Omega-3 Fatty Acids
92. Flavonoids Ð Quercetin, Citrus Flavonoids, and Hydroxyethylrutosides
93. Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo Tree)
96. Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice)
97. Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal) and Other Berberine-Containing Botanicals
99. Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort)
100. Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco)
101. Medicinal Mushrooms NEW!
102. Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree)
104. Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm)
105. Mentha piperita (Peppermint)
106. Microbial Enzyme Therapy
107. Natural Products and Quality Control NEW!
108. Naturally Occurring Antioxidants
109. Opuntia Species (Prickly Pear)
110. Panax ginseng (Korean Ginseng)
111. Pancreatic Enzymes
112. Phage Therapy: Bacteriophages as Natural, Self-limiting Antibiotics
114. Piper methisticum (Kava)
117. Procyanidolic Oligomers
118. Pygeum africanum (Bitter Almond)
119. Ruscus aculeatus (Butcher's Broom)
120. SAMe (S-Adenosylmethionine)
121. Sarsparilla Species
122. Serenoa repens (Saw Palmetto)
123. Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle)
124. Soy Isoflavones and Other Constituents
125. Tabebuia avellanedae (LaPacho, Pau D'Arco, Ipe Roxo)
126. Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew)
127. Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)
128. Taxus brevifolia (Pacific Yew)
129. Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle)
130. Uva ursi (Bearberry)
131. Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry)
132. Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry)
133. Valeriana officinalis (Valerian)
134. Viscum album (European Mistletoe)
135. Vitamin A
136. Vitamin K NEW!
137. Vitamin Toxicities and Therapeutic Monitoring
138. Vitex agnus castus (Chaste Tree)
139. Water: The Most Basic Nutrient and Therapeutic Agent
140. Zingiber officinale (Ginger)
SECTION VI: SPECIFIC HEALTH PROBLEMS
141. Acne Vulgaris and Acne Conglobata
142. Affective Disorders
Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND, President Emeritus, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA, USA and Michael T. Murray, ND, Faculty, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA, USA