by Donna O. Carpenter
Professional Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies features a research summary, sidebars, appendices and logos that supply key information and complete the professional guide library.
Features 500 herbal medicines and therapies that include:
- Alternative Medical Practices: Chinese, Ayurveda, and Homeopathy
- Bioelectromagnetics: Energy Medicine, and Magnetic Fields
- Diet and Nutrition: Antioxidants, Macrobiotics, Polyphenols, and Pritkin
- Herbal Medicines: Echinacea, Ephedra, Ginkgo, Kava, and Woundwort
- Manual Healing: Acupuncture, Kinesiology, and Myotherapy
- Mind-body Therapies: Biofeedback, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Neurolinguistic Programming, and Tai Chi
- Pharmacologic and Biological Treatments: Antineoplastons, Apitherapy, Chelation, Light Therapy, and many others
The facts you need:
- Traditional indications, known and potential adverse effects.
- Contraindications, pregnancy and age-specific precautions.
- Herbal common and Latin names, active ingredients, and usable forms.
- Typical herbal preparation, dosages, and herb-drug interactions.
- Therapy procedures, origins, theoretical basis, and equipment.
- Appropriate clinical monitoring, long-term use, and patient counseling.
- Research validation of efficacy.
- Health Care Comes Full Circle
- Entries A to Z
- Herbal Resource List (Including Web Sites)
- Alternative Therapies for Specific Conditions
- Therapeutic Monitoring Guidelines
- Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals
- Herb-Drug Interactions