Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Book - 2003
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This groundbreaking text provides the first definitive clinical reference for the rapidly growing field of integrative medicine. Using a clinical, disease-oriented approach, INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE offers practical guidance for safely and effectively integrating complementary and alternative therapies into regular primary care practice. Drawing on available scientific evidence and the author's first-hand experience, it covers therapies such as botanicals, supplements, mind-body, lifestyle choices, nutrition, exercise, spirituality, and more. A practical, disease-focused approach makes it easy to reference clinical applications and recommendations based on a patient's disease state. The holistic aspects of integrative care focus on the root of the disease process, offering improved care for chronic disease that does not respond as easily to traditional pharmacological treatment. The Therapeutic Review and Prevention Prescription sections offer practical overviews of the recommendations discussed in each chapter for fast access. Note boxes highlight important, therapy-based pearls that the reader can apply to practice. Dosages and precautions are included for supplements and botanicals. The Tools for Your Practice section presents "how-to" discussions and handouts to help patients follow specific recommendations.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Saunders, c2003
ISBN: 9780721692883
Characteristics: xxi, 821 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Rakel, David


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