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Clinical Naturopathy : An Evidence Based Guide to Practice - Jon Wardle

Clinical Naturopathy

An Evidence Based Guide to Practice


Published: 30th April 2010
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"Clinical Naturopathy details key treatment protocols and 'evidence-based' complementary medicine interventions for use in naturopathic practice. The book is written by leading practitioners in the field, exploring naturopathic treatments (herbal, nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle) for a range of medical conditions that are commonly encountered in modern practice. The unique perspective of the book is that it combines clinical experience with evidence-based substantiation from rigorous research. Case study examples at the end of chapters manifest the author's clinical knowledge, contextualising theory into relevant clinical application. The book is a landmark guide to naturopathic practice. "Clinical Naturopathy" initially outlines an introduction to Case Taking Methodology, as well as Diagnostic Techniques used by naturopaths, and then details treatment protocols and prescriptions to treat major health conditions within individual body systems. Special sections on naturopathic treatment at various stages of the life cycle (paediatrics, pregnancy, aging), and complex health conditions (e.g. HIV, Cancer, pain management), are also covered. Comprehensive appendices provide additional clinically important material, including reference levels for laboratory medical tests, nutrient food values, traditional Chinese medical diagnosis, and drug-CAM and chemotherapeutic and drug-CAM interaction tables. This text will be essential reading for naturopathic students and practicing naturopaths, for practical application of their skills in a clinical setting, in addition to advancing their knowledge of evidence-based complementary medicine interventions. The book will also be a valuable resource on naturopathic practice for Allied Health and medical practitioners.

About the editors
Naturopathic clinical skills
Naturopathic case taking
Naturopathic diagnostic techniques
Common clinical conditions
Gastrointestinal system
Irritable bowel syndrome: constipation-predominant (C-IBS)
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Food allergy/intolerance
Respiratory system
Respiratory infections and immune insufficiency
Congestive respiratory disorders
Cardiovascular system
Atherosclerosis and dyslipidaemia
Hypertension and stroke
Chronic venous insufficiency
Nervous system
Clinical depression
Chronic generalised anxiety
Endocrine system
Adrenal exhaustion
Diabetes type 2
Thyroid abnormalities
Female reproductive system
Dysmenorrhoea and menstrual complaints
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Musculoskeletal system
Integumentary system
Acne vulgaris
Inflammatory skin disorders-atopic eczema and psoriasis
Urogenital system
Benign prostatic hypertrophy
Recurrent urinary tract infection
Specialised clinical conditions
Clinical naturopathy across the life cycle
Fertility, preconception care and pregnancy
Ageing and cognition
Integrative naturopathic practice
Bipolar disorder with psychotic symptoms
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Human immunodeficiency virus
Polypharmacy and pain management
Drug-herb interaction chart
Chemotherapy drugs and concurrent complementary therapy
Food sources of nutrients
Laboratory reference values
Factors affecting nutritional status
Taxonomic cross-reference of major herbs
Traditional Chinese medicine: the six evils
Traditional Chinese medicine: tongue diagnosis
Traditional Chinese medicine: pulse diagnosis
Systematic review of herbal immunomodulators
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ISBN: 9780729539265
ISBN-10: 0729539261
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 850
Published: 30th April 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.5  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 1.57