Alternative Medicine Reference from C.H.I.P.S.

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Second edition
edited by Chun-Su Yuan

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides all practitioners, physicians, and allied health workers with a wide-ranging understanding of what CAM can offer, and has detailed chapters on therapies such as herbal medicine, meditation, acupuncture, and osteopathy. Throughout, the content is contemporary, evidence-based, and highly referenced.

Comprising two sections, commonly used therapies and therapies for common medical conditions, the book has been thoroughly revised and updated since the publication of the first edition, with over forty new and expanded chapters.

A major section on common medical disorders, with details of which CAM therapies may be most appropriate in their treatment, makes this a practical, outstanding reference for the professional.


Definitions and Regulatory Status

Commonly Used Herbal Medicines

  1. Overview of Selected Herbs
  2. Medicinal Herbs of Latin America
  3. Herbal Medicine: Identification, Analysis, and Evaluation Strategies
  4. Ginseng: Beneficial and Potential Adverse Effects
  5. Green Tea
  6. Evidence-Based Use of Vitamin Supplements
  7. Herbal, Food and Drug Interactions
  8. The Story of PC-SPES and Prostate Cancer
  9. Risks of Ephedra-Containing Supplements
  10. Traditional Chinese Medicine
  11. Chinese Herbal Medicine and Formulations
  12. Acupuncture
  13. Tai Chi Qigong
  14. Diet and Nutrition in Traditional Chinese Medicine
  15. Ayurvedic Medical System of India
  16. Yoga
  17. Music Therapy
  18. Meditation
  19. Biofeedback
  20. Religion, Spirituality, and Medicine
  21. Imagery
  22. Belief and the Space of Healing
  23. Energy Medicine
  24. Magnet Therapy
  25. Healing Touch
  26. Chiropractic
  27. Massage
  28. Osteopathic Medicine

Prevention and Treatment with CAM Therapies

  1. Lipid Disorders
  2. Herbal Antioxidants: Potential and Pitfalls
  3. Hawthorn
  4. Chronic Sinusitis
  5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  6. Constipation
  7. Obesity
  8. Type 2 Diabetes
  9. Osteoporosis
  10. Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction
  11. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  12. Mood Disorders, Premenstrual Syndrome, and Mastalgia
  13. Perimenopause, Menopause
  14. Infertility
  15. CAM Therapies Used During Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery
  16. Migraine and Tension Headaches
  17. Insomnia Dementia
  18. Anxiety Disorders
  19. Depression
  20. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  21. Fibromyalgia Syndrome
  22. Osteoarthritis
  23. Natural Products and Cancer
  24. Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
  25. Cachexia Associated with Cancer and AIDS
  26. Boost AIDS Patientsâ Immune Systems
  27. Preventive Medicine
  28. Pediatric Population
  29. Aging and Geriatrics
  30. RealAge and Vitamins
  31. Herbal Drug Interactions in Surgical Patients
  32. Alternative Sports
  33. Ethical Implications for Clinicians
  34. Information from the Internet: Challenges for Patients and Physicians


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Textbook of Complementary
and Alternative Medicine

Second edition
edited by Chun-Su Yuan

2006 816 pages $418.95 + shipping
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