Provides an insight into the depth and subtlety of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This book delves into the linguistic and cultural wellsprings of China's venerable past, describing all aspects of TCM and making it applicable to Western approaches. It teaches the reader about the characteristics, expressions and concepts of TCM.
The study of nutritional supplements has become increasingly important within research establishments and universities throughout the world, and as the market for these products continues to grow, so does the need for comprehensive scientifically sound information about the products, their properties and potential health benefits.
This comprehensive guide provides healthcare professionals with accessible complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Presenting the evidence-base for each treatment and providing clear advice about the effectiveness and safety of CAM, this is an essential resource for all clinicians interested in alternative therapies.
Contains 6,000 alternative, and integrative medicine terms, designed to be a useful resource for the key terms related to complementary and alternative medicine. This resource offers coverage of CAM terms, and explains the meaning of archaic terms for modern practice.
Provides a clinically-relevant coverage of complementary and alternative medicine. This research-based book covers the history, philosophy, and mechanisms of complementary medicine and alternative therapies, and includes a review of the clinically controlled trials, indications, and contraindications of each therapy.
Gives the clinical facts on 91 key herbs and supplements. The format is easily accessible, so the reader can obtain the bottom line facts on what to prescribe, and what to avoid. This portable reference provides information on safety, efficacy, interactions, and more. It contains several key facts and key references.
There is enormous interest in Maharishi Ayur Veda (MAV), or Indian Traditional Medicine, in the USA, not least because of its incorporation of Transcendental Meditation. However, this is not the only therapeutic aspect of MAV. This book aims to present an exploration and review of both the principles and practice of MAV.
Provides an account of the key theoretical aspects of chemistry and its application into the safe practice of aromatherapy. This book offers a clear and concisely written guide to essential information in chemistry. It applies chemistry to the practical and therapeutic use of essential oils, and leads to a better understanding of them.
Aims to help pharmacists advise on complementary and alternative medicine, and recommend what is available and what may be appropriate for a particular patient. Giving an overview of CAM therapies, this book also focuses on specific conditions, with detail to those relevant to pharmacists - such as asthma and pain relief.
Based on the teachings and practice of John Bastyr, the famous naturopathic physician. This is a practical insight into the work of a key figure in the development of herbal medicine and the naturopathic tradition. The text includes clinical pointers.
For many centuries, face reading has provided an insightful aspect of traditional Chinese medicine. This book focuses on the various aspects of the face reading and diagnosis, and aims to make therapists and patients conscious of their actions, reactions, and the consequences of their behaviour relating to health.
A text on the basics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). This work explores what CAM is and why it's popular with patients, the principal therapies, their appropriate use for treating common diseases, and how CAM can be integrated into everyday general practice.
Provides an introduction to aromatherapy as practiced in modern health care settings, providing information for the health professional who wants to learn about the subject. This book provides the in-depth knowledge needed to begin using essential oils in the practice environment.
Most people know how effective homeopathy can be in first aid situations and for treating colds and flu; but, they may not know that consitutional treatment, prescribed by an experienced homeopath, can heal the very core of the person. This text discusses this practice.
Presenting evidence-based information on the 100 most popular herbs, nutrients and food supplements used across Australia, this book offers reliable data in a consistent format. It is designed as a user-friendly guide, and aims to serve as a reliable desk reference for students and practitioners of traditional and complementary medicine alike.
This is a basic text on the discipline of homoeopathy, reviewing the known facts and defining the gaps in present knowledge. A team of contributors bring together a critical assessment, avoiding scientific jargon.
The main difficulty facing the newcomer to acupuncture is deciding where to place the needles. There is a bewildering range of possibilities, including traditional acupuncture, the use of trigger points, and the segmental approach. This book intends to simplify the choice by building on what is already known.
Covers the principles and issues of safety relating to herbal medicine, and examines the safety data for over 70 commonly used or contentious herbs. This book covers issues of quality, interactions, adverse reactions, toxicity, allergy, contact sensitivity, and idiosyncratic reactions.
Details the nature, properties, and nomenclature of hydrosols, and gathers facts about distilled waters. Intended for aromatherapists, this book provides therapists with the confidence to practice safely with an understanding of the value of hydrosols.
Increasingly, healthcare professionals are encountering patients who are, or wish to be, taking herbal medicines. This book seeks to provide answers to frequently asked questions, and aims to enable healthcare professionals to recommend safe alternatives to orthodox treatment if appropriate.
Addresses medical conditions, and psycho-social development problems. This book, written by a nurse, health visitor and teacher, uses a problem-based approach that relates to conditions in everyday practice. It seeks to serve as a companion for the healthcare professionals who treat children and young adults.
A guide for undergraduate pharmacy students that gives bullet points of basic information on therapeutics. It focuses on what pharmacy students need to know in order to pass exams, providing bulleted information, key points, tips and a self-assessment section which includes MCQs, case studies, sample essay questions, and worked examples.
Offers clinicians, therapists, and other healthcare professionals, a realistic routemap of the key issues, as well as practical ways in which to ensure close working, appropriate referrals, advice and treatment decisions.
Describes the use of Chinese and Western herbs in the treatment of childhood illnesses, focusing on methods of treatment that lead a child back to health rather than suppress symptoms. This book examines remedies used for a variety of common conditions and illnesses, and explores how to break the cycle of symptoms leading to a chronic condition.
Focuses on how to help people with long-term health conditions cope effectively. This book covers physical and mental health, offering a holistic approach for students and practitioners in a variety of care settings.
"Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy" Volumes 1 and 2 have been combined to create a single comprehensive source of scripts and strategies that can be used by hypnotherapists to build a successful framework for any therapy session.
A guide to the use of homeopathy in treating a wide range of complaints. The book includes treatments for: coughs, colds, flu and sore throats; childhood illnesses, such as mumps; food poisoning; a variety of accidents and injuries; and toothache, earache, headache and menstrual cramps.
This guide to accessing and assessing quality information about complementary medicine on the Internet offers a "route map" for Web users. The CD-ROM allows the reader immediate access through Web links, and a Web site related to the book offers updates on related Websites.
A new edition of a very popular introduction used throughout reflexology courses to introduce therapists - and other interested readers - to the signs and symbols conveyed by the structure and condition of the foot
Explores the changing relationship between orthodox and alternative medicine in Britain and the United States. This book looks at the dilemmas posed for both medical orthodoxy and alternative medicine in the development of a more integrated health care system in Britain and the United States in the future.
More and more people are now seeking natural ways of bringing harmony into their lives, and this illustrated book aims to show the reader how to reduce physical stress and regain calmness of mind with simple to use programmes.
Aldridge evaluates the existing literature from across the disciplines to ascertain just how effective spiritual healing may be on the patient's well-being. He encourages us to redefine treatment strategies and our understanding of health, and argues that the spiritual elements of experience help the patient to find purpose, meaning and hope.