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Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine : Fifth Edition - Marc S. Micozzi

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Fifth Edition

Hardcover

Published: 18th December 2014
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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!

Key Features

    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 to this Edition
  • 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!
  • Updated guides on common herbal remedies in clinical practice, East and Southeast Asia, and native North and South America deliver the latest information.
  • Revised chapters with new contributors offer fresh perspectives on these important and relevant topics.
  • 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 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.

"The book offers detailed descriptions of various tradition-based and speculation-based modalities for healing." FACT, December 2010

SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS
1. Characteristics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2. Translation from Conventional Medicine
3. Issues and Challenges in Integrative Medicine
4. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Community
5. Social and Cultural Factors in Medicine
SECTION TWO: MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT
6. Vitalism
7. Mind-Body Thought and Practice: Great Britain to Early and Late America
8. Neurohumoral Physiology and Psychoneuroimmunology
9. Mind-Body Sciences and the Placebo Effect
10. Mind-Body Therapies, Stress Reduction, and Pyschometrics
11. Prayer, Religion, and Spirituality
12. Creative and Expressive Arts Therapies
13. Humor
SECTION THREE: ENERGETICS, MANUAL HEALING AND YOGA
14. Energy Medicine
15. Biophysics: Electricity, Light, Magnetism, and Sound
16. Principles and Bodywork and Manual Healing
17. Massage, Bodywork, and Touch Therapies
18. Osteopathy
19. Chiropractic
20. Reflexology
21. Yoga
SECTION FOUR: NATURAL AND ALTERNATIVE WESTERN THERAPIES
22. Nature Cure, Naturopathy, and Natural Medicines
23. Contemporary Naturopathic Medicine
24. Ethnobotany and Western Herbalism
25. Aromatherapy and Plant Essential Oils
26. Nutrition, Hydration, and Diet Therapies
27. Ecological Pharmacology: Molecular Biology to Systems Theory
SECTION FIVE: GLOBAL ETHNOMEDICAL SYSTEMS: ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
28. Traditional Medicine of China and East Asia
29. Classical Acupuncture
30. Traditional Medicine of India: Ayurveda and Siddha
31. Tibetan Medicine
32. Unani Medicine
33. Sufism and Healing in the Middle East
SECTION SIX: GLOBAL ETHONOMEDICAL SYSTEMS: AFRICA, AMERICAS, AND THE PACIFIC
34. Traditional Medicine: Ethnomedicine, Shamanism, and Origins
35. Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia, Indochina, and Vietnam
36. Blending of Chinese, Ayurvedic, Islamic, and Shamanic Healing: Burma, Thailand, and Nepal
37. Native North American Healing and Herbal Remedies
38. Central and South American Healing and Herbal Remedies
39. Latin American Curanderismo
40. Hawaii, South Pacific and Philippine Islands; Alaska and Pacific Northwest 
41. African Healing and Becoming a Traditional Healer
42. Magico-Religious Traditions and Neo-Shamanism
43. Modern Asia, Africa, Americas, and the Pacific

ISBN: 9781455774074
ISBN-10: 1455774073
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 18th December 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.6 x 22.6  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.69
Edition Number: 5