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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Containing over 900 entries of general disease conditions and corresponding herbal treatments, this book covers therapeutic action, 550 monographs of medicinal plants, and the properties of herbs and preparations such as tinctures, liquid extracts, poultices and essential oils.
Addresses possible reasons why doctors under-perform, covering specific areas such as education and training, physical and mental health, workload, personality, organisational culture, drug and alcohol misuse, and cognitive impairment. It draws evidence, and describes the factors that adversely affect performance and how they can be prevented.
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
The practical applications of cannabis pharmaceuticals are explored through a wide range of clinical studies, including a discussion of the benefits and side effects when using cannabis, cannabinoids or CBMEs; a tolerability study via multiple administration routes to compare effects; etc.