Trick or Treatment The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine

Trick or Treatment  The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine
Author: Edzard Ernst,Simon Singh
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-08-17
ISBN: 9780393069860
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trick or Treatment The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine Book Excerpt:

The truth about the potions, lotions, pills and needles, pummelling and energizing that lie beyond the realms of conventional medicine. Whether you are an ardent believer in alternative medicine, a skeptic, or are simply baffled by the range of services and opinions, this guide lays to rest doubts and contradictions with authority, integrity, and clarity. In this groundbreaking analysis, over thirty of the most popular treatments—acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic, and herbal medicines—are examined for their benefits and potential dangers. Questions answered include: What works and what doesn't? What are the secrets, and what are the lies? Who can you trust, and who is ripping you off? Can science decide what is best, or do the old wives' tales really tap into ancient, superior wisdom?In their scrutiny of alternative and complementary cures, authors Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst also strive to reassert the primacy of the scientific method as a means for determining public health practice and policy.

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Author: Chun-Su Yuan,Eric J. Bieber
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2003-02-11
ISBN: 9781842141342
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Book Excerpt:

The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has risen sharply in the last decade. This consumer driven movement affects all specialities of conventional medicine and can influence the decision-making process and practice of primary care physicians. It is critical for today's medical professionals to be familiar with the potential benefits, adverse effects, and interactions of different CAM therapies. Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine presents a sound academic understanding of the healing therapies, approaches, and systems of CAM. The editors take a two-pronged approach to the subject. They discuss the underlying principles and their relevance to conventional medicine and provide in-depth information on specific therapies for common medical conditions. The book focuses on the CAM therapies most often used and therefore, most likely to effect a physician's practice. There are a number of CAM books available. However, most of authors of these books are CAM practitioners, neuropathic physicians, or both. This book is unique in that the contributors are academic physicians and other mainstream professionals. Thoroughly referenced, Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a science-based guide to the wide range of herbal and other CAM therapies and to understanding their application to human health and their interaction with conventional medicine.

Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Author: Barbara Wheaton
Publsiher: Larsen and Keller Education
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 9781641726344
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Book Excerpt:

The medical treatments which are used in place of mainstream therapies are known as alternative medicines. It is also known as integrative medicine, traditional medicine and complementary medicine. There are various popular alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, herbal medicine and Ayurveda. Acupuncture is a part of traditional Chinese medicine which makes use of sterile needles to stimulate specific point within the body. Chiropractic medicine studies the body's structure and functions in order to manipulate different parts of the body. This can be done to ease pain, help the body to recover naturally and improve body functions. This book provides significant information of this discipline to help develop a good understanding of alternative medicine and related fields. It is a vital tool for all researching and studying this field. Coherent flow of topics, student-friendly language and extensive use of examples make this book an invaluable source of knowledge.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis

Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Allen C. Bowling
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2010-04-20
ISBN: 1458753433
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

The first edition of Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis quickly became the single source for accurate and unbiased information on a wide range of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches that can aid both in the management of multiple sclerosis symptoms and in promoting general health and wellness. The second edition of this authoritative book continues to offer reliable information on the relevance, safety, and effectiveness of various alternative therapies. Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition is completely updated throughout, and reflects the advances in the field since the first edition's publication in 2001. There is a new chapter on low-dose Naltrexone and a pivotal section on integrating conventional and alternative medicines. Therapies are organized alphabetically so that readers can readily pinpoint a specific treatment and learn about its origins, merits, and possible uses in MS. They will find in-depth discussions on topics that include acupuncture, biofeedback, chiropractic medicine, cooling therapy, yoga, diets and fatty acid supplements, the use of herbs, vitamins and minerals, and much more. With this book, readers will be able to: Find other options that may provide symptomatic relief when conventional therapies are limited. Learn about potentially dangerous interactions between CAM therapies and medical treatments used in the management of MS Identify CAM therapies that are effective, low risk, and inexpensive Recognize ineffective, dangerous, or costly alternative therapies

Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine A Reader

Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine  A Reader
Author: Geraldine Lee Treweek,Tom Heller,Julie Stone,Hilary MacQueen,Jeanne Katz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN: 0429603843
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine A Reader Book Excerpt:

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an emerging and increasingly popular group of treatments, therapies and philosophies of health and wellbeing. It is a fascinating and fast-changing area of social life, which also poses an interesting challenge to current healthcare delivery and policy making. This reader presents a lively and engaging collection of classic, controversial and new readings on CAM and covers issues including: changes in the way CAM is developing and being delivered holism and what this concept means to CAM practice changes in consumption and the health consumer that have lead to increased interest in CAM the safety and effectiveness of CAM treatments how integration is being achieved in contemporary society. The text provides insight into many of the current and complex issues surrounding CAM, and will appeal to everyone who is concerned with, or who has an interest in, complementary and alternative healthcare. The book will be essential reading for students of CAM, health studies, nursing, medicine and allied health subjects, as well as medical sociology and modern health policy.

Natural Healing for Cats Dogs Horses and Other Animals

Natural Healing for Cats  Dogs  Horses  and Other Animals
Author: Lisa Preston
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2012-01-05
ISBN: 1626366047
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Healing for Cats Dogs Horses and Other Animals Book Excerpt:

In addition to traditional veterinary treatments, a wide range of alternative approaches to are becoming more main stream. Natural Healing for Cats, Dogs, Horses and Other Animals will help pet owners and caretakers understand their options. The author provides valuable advice and shows how to select a practitioner and to determine whether more than one alternative therapy is appropriate. We all want to give our pets the happiest, healthiest life possible?here is a book that shows the way!

A Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book

A Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book
Author: Fiona Mantle,Denise Tiran
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-06-11
ISBN: 0702049999
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book Book Excerpt:

A-Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides a pocket-size quick reference of CAM, allowing conventional and complementary health practitioners to ascertain: - what the CAM intervention is - what it does - contraindications, precautions and interactions. With entries grouped under therapies, the guide provides easy access to many unfamiliar terms therefore providing an excellent resource for improving communication about CAM with patients. Contains approximately 3500 entries Grouped by therapy Includes information on contraindications, precautions and interactions Pocket size for convenience and portability Attractive design and durable flexi cover

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine   E Book
Author: Marc S. Micozzi
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN: 032329894X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book Book Excerpt:

Practitioners like you have been turning to Micozzi’s comprehensive CAM text for the past 20 years. Filled with the most up-to-date information on scientific theory and research and updated contributions from world experts, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 5th Edition gives you a solid foundation of the therapies and evidence-based clinical applications for CAM – and expands your global perspective with new and updated chapters on healing systems from around the world. Dive into interesting discussions on massage, manual therapies and bodywork, yoga, chiropractic, osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy and essential oils therapy, "nature cure," naturopathy and naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this 20th anniversary edition is your ideal CAM reference! • A broad perspective traces CAM therapies from their beginnings to present day practices. • Clinical guides for selecting therapies, and new advances for matching the appropriate therapy to the individual patient, enables you to offer and/or recommend individualized patient care. • Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, and Marc Micozzi himself. • A unique synthesis of information, including historical usage, cultural and social analysis, current basic science theory and research, and a wide range of clinical investigations and observations, makes this text a focused, authoritative resource. • Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. • Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you can carefully evaluate each treatment. • An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. • Observations from mechanisms of action to evidence of clinical efficacy answers questions of how, why, and when CAM therapies work. • Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. • NEW! Updated chapters feature new content and topics, including: challenges in integrative medicine, legal issues, CAM in the community, psychometric evaluation, placebo effect, stress management, and much more! • NEW! Updated guides on common herbal remedies in clinical practice, East and Southeast Asia, and native North and South America deliver the latest information. • NEW! Revised chapters with new contributors offer fresh perspectives on these important and relevant topics. • EXPANDED! Basic science content and new theory and research studies cover a wide range of sciences such as biophysics, biology and ecology, ethnomedicine, psychometrics, neurosciences, and systems theory. • NEW! New and expanded global ethnomedical systems include new content on Shamanism and Neo-Shamanism, Central and North Asia, Southeast Asia, Nepal and Tibet, Hawaii and South Pacific, Alaska and Pacific Northwest, and contemporary global healthcare.

Complementary Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice

Complementary   Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice
Author: Karen Lee Fontaine
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice Book Excerpt:

A clearly written book that provides an excellent introduction to alternative therapies. Systematized health care practices, botanical healing, manual healing methods, mind-body techniques, spiritual therapies, and more. For nurses and practitioners in allied health fields who seek to expand their practice to offer wider choices to consumers of health care.

WHO Global Atlas of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine

WHO Global Atlas of Traditional  Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Author: Gerard Bodeker,C. K. Ong,World Health Organization. Centre for Health Development
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9789241562867
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WHO Global Atlas of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine Book Excerpt:

This two-volume publication sets out information on traditional, complementary and alternative medicines, revealing people's belief in and dependence on different traditional health systems around the world. The map volume provides a visual representation of topics including the popularity of herbal/traditional medicine, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy, bone-setting, spiritual therapies, and others; national legislation and traditional medicine policy; public financing; legal recognition of traditional medicine practitioners; education and professional regulation. The text volume covers developments in this diverse and expanding field of medicine in 23 countries across the world, as well as overviews of the status in each of the six WHO regions.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice
Author: Karen Lee Fontaine RN, MSN
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN: 0133511820
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice Book Excerpt:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The most complete, up-to-date, and research-based guide to integrating Complementary and Alternative practices into nursing. Now fully updated and reflecting extensive new research and evidence, Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition is today's most comprehensive overview of alternative health practices and complementary therapies from a nursing perspective. It begins by explaining philosophical approaches to both Western biomedicine and alternative or complementary medicine, introducing concepts such as energy, breath, spirituality, and healing. Next, it presents diverse systems of health care practice, including the values, attitudes, and beliefs that accompany them. Detailed sections thoroughly discuss botanical and manual healing, mind-body and spiritual approaches, and more. The appendix provides specific information on alternative therapies for many common health problems. This edition contains new evidence throughout, including significantly updated Considering the Evidence features presenting eight systematic reviews of randomized control trials, and two new primary research studies. Coverage updates include an expanded discussion of the use of music in therapy, including music-thanatology for palliative care. Teaching and Learning Experience This text will help nursing students assimilate thousands of years of healing knowledge from around the world, merging Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) approaches with Western-based nursing practices. It provides: Strong focus throughout on applying evidence and research in real-world nursing practice: Presents the latest evidence, including systematic reviews of randomized control trials and primary research; shows nurses how to evaluate that evidence and use it in practice Comprehensive coverage of virtually all areas of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Includes wide-ranging coverage of systematized practices such as traditional Chinese medicine, ayurvedic Medicine, Native American healing and curanderismo; as well as full sections on botanical healing, manual healing, mind-body techniques, spiritual therapies, and more Helps nurses use CAM both as part of an integrated nursing practice, and to improve their own lives and well-being: Offers specific guidance on integrating CAM with western medicine, using it in client education, and personally applying CAM practices to manage stress and other health concerns

The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine

The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine
Author: Anamaria Iosif Ross
Publsiher: Berg
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-05-09
ISBN: 0857853171
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine Book Excerpt:

Alternative medicine is not a fashionable new trend but an established cultural strategy, as well as a dynamic feature of mainstream contemporary medicine, in which elements of folk traditions are often blended with western scientific approaches. The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine is a concise yet wide-ranging exploration of non-biomedical healing. The book addresses a broad range of practices including: substance, energy and information flows (e.g. helminthic therapy); spirit, consciousness and trance (e.g. shamanism); body, movement and the senses (e.g. reiki and aromatherapy); as well as classical medical traditions as complements or alternatives to Western biomedicine (e.g. Ayurveda). Exploring the cultural underpinnings of contemporary healing methods, while assessing current ideas, topics and resources for further study, this book will be invaluable to undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology, sociology, psychology, and health related professions such as nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and biomedicine.

Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapy E Book

Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapy   E Book
Author: Judith E. Deutsch,Ellen Z. Anderson
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-12-10
ISBN: 1416065431
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapy E Book Book Excerpt:

With all the most relevant therapies you need to know discussed in detail, Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapy: A Clinical Decision-Making Approach includes the information you need to incorporate evidence-based complementary therapies into your PT practice. Organized and based on the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine’s classification system, this book begins with a basic overview of CAM therapies and progresses to clinical decision-making and integration of CAM therapies into physical therapy. Helpful boxes and tables throughout the book summarize literature searches, examination findings, and goals for treatment. Plus, case scenarios written by expert CAM practitioners help illustrate the practical uses of alternative therapies within the physical therapy setting to help you incorporate CAM therapies into your everyday practice. PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) boxes summarize key information and save you time by providing a method for performing quick and accurate literature searches. Realistic case scenarios show you how various CAM modalities can be incorporated into treatment for therapeutic benefit. The use of the clinical decision-making model prepares you to implement critical-thinking skills across other CAM treatments. Well-referenced content with a focus on literature ensures that content is up-to-date and evidence-based to provide you with the tools you need to search additional areas and keep current with new literature in this constantly changing field. An emphasis on therapies most relevant to rehabilitation ensures you get the information you need to incorporate CAM into your practice. Winner of a 2008 PROSE Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. Received top honors in the nursing and allied health book category from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Alternative medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Book Excerpt:

Alternative Medicine for the Elderly

Alternative Medicine for the Elderly
Author: P. Cherniack
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2003-04-23
ISBN: 9783540441694
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Medicine for the Elderly Book Excerpt:

This book on complementary alternative medicine (CAM) for the Elderly provides a critical and objective evaluation of alternative medical therapy for the elderly. The focus on practical aspects such as adverse effects and general risks of various therapeutic methods makes it a valuable reference book for the general practitioner, for geriatricians and professionals within the area of alternative medicine, but also for interested laypeople. In the three sections, Epidemiology, Types of CAM, and Common Medical Problems and CAM, a broad range of issues are covered. They range from drug compliance in elderly people to CAM in the treatment of specific conditions such as pulmonary diseases, arthritis or cancer. The above features and in particular the unbiased approach to discuss the pros and cons of CAM make this publication a must-have for everybody searching for detailed information on alternative medicine for the elderly.

Complementary Alternative Therapies in Nursing

Complementary   Alternative Therapies in Nursing
Author: Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAAN,Mariah Snyder, PhD, RN, FAAN,Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 0826196349
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary Alternative Therapies in Nursing Book Excerpt:

Sixth Edition Designated a Doodyís Core Title! "[C]onsistently offers easily accessible and timely information on how complementary therapies influence the health, comfort, and well-being of patients in a variety of clinical settings. It is an influential resource for nurses in practice, education, and research." --Janice Post-White, PhD, RN, FAAN Praise for the Sixth Edition "Complementary and alternative therapies are increasingly popular and this book provides an informative and up-to-date introduction to the more commonly used treatments."--IAHPC Newsletter (International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care) The seventh edition of this highly acclaimed book continues to deliver evidence-based practice guidelines for the use of complementary and alternative therapies in nursing. It is the only book about complementary/alternative therapies that is focused on nursing, has chapters that examine specific therapies along with guidance for their implementation, and addresses therapies through a cultural/international lens. It reflects the rapid expansion of research on many complementary therapies and the exponential increase in the use of these therapies in the United States and globally. This new edition satisfies the recent requirement by the AACN for knowledge of complementary therapies as essential content for BA and Post-BA programs and will assist students in their study for NCLEX-RN test items regarding complementary therapies. New to this edition are the contributions of a new editor, Dr. Mary Frances Tracy, who is a recognized expert in the use of complementary therapies in both research and practice settings. In addition to the updating of all research-related content, the book now includes a focus on the use of alternative therapies outside of the U.S. and content on cultural therapies that nurses may encounter in clinical agencies. The book incorporates the most up-to-date information from the National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the relationship of technology to complementary therapies, updated information about precautions to be taken or interactions to note when using these therapies, instructions for the use of various therapies, and available resources and legal aspects related to the use of complementary therapies. The book includes an interactive PDF. New to the Seventh Edition: Completely updated research-related contents A focus on the international use of alternative/complementary therapies Incorporates new information from the National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine including their most recent classifications for complementary therapies New content on cultural therapies that nurses may encounter Technology and complementary therapies New information on precautions and potential interactions Instruction techniques for each therapy in exhibit form Legal concerns regarding the use of complementary therapies New references providing cutting edge content

The Complete Family Guide to Alternative Medicine

The Complete Family Guide to Alternative Medicine
Author: C. Norman Shealy
Publsiher: Element Books, Limited
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9781852309015
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Family Guide to Alternative Medicine Book Excerpt:

Provides information on various alternative therapies, what each therapy treats, which therapy is suitable for a particular ailment, and how to choose a practitioner

Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine
Author: Edzard Ernst
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-06-29
ISBN: 3030126013
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Medicine Book Excerpt:

Alternative medicine (AM) is hugely popular; about 40% of the US general population have used at least one type of alternative treatment in the past year, and in Germany this figure is around 70%. The money spent on AM is considerable: the global market is expected to reach nearly US $ 200 billion by 2025, with most of these funds coming directly out of consumers’ pockets. The reasons for this popularity are complex, but misinformation is certainly a prominent factor. The media seem to have an insatiable appetite for the subject and often report uncritically on it. Misinformation about AM on the Internet (currently about 50 million websites are focused on AM) is much more the rule than the exception. Consumers are thus being bombarded with misinformation on AM, and they are ill-protected from such misinformation and therefore prone to making wrong, unwise or dangerous therapeutic decisions, endangering their health and wasting their money. This book is a reference text aimed at guiding consumers through the maze of AM. The concept of the book is straightforward. It has two main parts. The first, short section provides essential background on AM, explaining in simple terms what is (and what is not) good, reliable evidence, and addressing other relevant issues like, for instance, the placebo response, informed consent, integrative medicine, etc. The second and main part consists of 150 short chapters, topically grouped and each dedicated to one single alternative therapeutic or diagnostic method. In each of them, seven critical points are raised. These points relate to issues that are important for consumers’ decisions whether it is worth trying the method in question. Restricting the discussion to just seven points means that issues must be prioritized to those themes which are most relevant in the context of each given modality.

Outside the Box Cancer Therapies

Outside the Box Cancer Therapies
Author: Dr. Mark Stengler
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 140195460X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outside the Box Cancer Therapies Book Excerpt:

Now in paperback: A thorough, cutting-edge, alternative therapy-focused exploration of Integrative Oncology care. With approximately 40 percent of men and women in the United States being diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, very few of us escape having cancer touch our lives in some way--whether it is our own life or that of a loved one. Scientific research continues to prove the benefits of nutritional and holistic therapies, yet, for the most part, these approaches to treatment still remain unexplored by the conventional medical establishment. With integrative and holistic healing being sought after and supported by more and more of the general public and medical community for various elements of everyday life, it only makes logical sense to explore these therapies with regard to one of the most prevalent causes of death of our time. In Outside the Box Cancer Therapies, naturopathic medical doctors Mark Stengler and Paul Anderson combine their expertise to focus on the most critical components of integrative oncology care. Supported by extensive research and decades of clinical experience, Dr. Stengler and Dr. Anderson thoroughly explain: • the different types of cancer and their causes • how proper nutrition can help to prevent and treat cancer • the most well-studied supplements to use with cancer treatment • cutting-edge naturopathic therapies, and • natural solutions to common problems, such as the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation With a clear and focused approach, Dr. Stengler and Dr. Anderson provide a definitive and comprehensive resource for anyone seeking to heal from cancer or a professional looking for the most cutting, up-to-date integrative approaches to treatment.

Epilepsy Complementary and Alternative Treatments

Epilepsy  Complementary and Alternative Treatments
Author: Sally Baxendale
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 89
Release: 2012-06-08
ISBN: 1847092306
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epilepsy Complementary and Alternative Treatments Book Excerpt:

Epilepsy, or seizure disorder, is widespread, affecting more than 350,000 in the UK, and an estimated three million approximately in the US. While anti-epileptic drugs have a major role preventing seizure activity, they may not be totally effective in achieving control, and there is a strong burgeoning interest in lifestyle measures and complementary therapies which may help. This book is intended to be a trusted source to help people with epilepsy make sense of the treatment choices, given that epilepsy is not a single condition and some treatments may work for some but not other forms of the condition. Each chapter includes information about the treatment, evidence, whether it will work for your type of epilepsy, and practical considerations.