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Complementary medicine

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Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin fur Dummies

Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin fur Dummies

Author: Jean Plessier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2021

Integrative Headache Medicine

Integrative Headache Medicine

Author: Lauren R. Natbony Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2021

This practical and comprehensive title provides illuminating, evidence-based approaches in headache medicine for using traditional medical therapies in conjunction with alternative approaches to care. In all, the book details how multidisciplinary management and the combination of conventional and complementary medical services - integrative medicine - leads to superior patient outcomes: improved patient satisfaction, reduced stress, and more readily treatable, less serious illness. State-of-the-art and developed by experts in their fields, these 12 chapters present research and analysis of a wide range of non-pharmacologic interventions in headache care, seeking to inspire clinicians to formulate personalized headache treatment plans, and to work together by integrating their expertise in a multidisciplinary context to address patients' unique conditions, needs, circumstances, and treatment. Chapter one provides an overview of integrative medicine and proposes a step-wise approach for incorporating integrative modalities into a headache practice. Chapter two focuses on the attention to be paid to relevant aspects of a patient's medical history. The next four chapters discuss lifestyle factors that play a role in headache, including trigger identification, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. The scope of mind-body therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, and mindfulness is explored in chapter seven, and the psychology of pain is the subject of chapter eight. Chapter nine investigates the safety and efficacy of nutraceuticals, or pharmaceutical alternatives. The final three chapters review neuromodulation and interventional approaches to headache management. An invaluable and timely contribution to the clinical literature, Integrative Headache Medicine - An Evidence-Based Guide for Clinicians will be of great interest to neurologists, pain physicians, primary care clinicians, behavioral psychologists, psychiatrists, physical therapists, social workers, nutritionists and any other health professionals interested in delivering the highest quality care for headache patients.

Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine - Volume 18: Cancer Pain

Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine - Volume 18: Cancer Pain

This eighteenth volume of the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series aims to provide a multi-faceted 'whole evidence' analysis of the management of pain due to a range of cancers (cancer pain) using integrative Chinese medicine.Beginning with an overview of how cancer pain is conceptualised and managed in conventional medicine, the authors then summarise the differential diagnosis and managment of cancer pain in contemporary Chinese medicine based on clinical guidelines and contemporary books. The third chapter provides detailed analyses of how cancer pain and related disorders were treated with herbal medicine and acupuncture in past eras based on the classical Chinese medical literature.The subsequent chapters comprehensively review the current state of the clinical trial evidence for the integrative application of Chinese herbal medicines (Chapter 5), acupuncture (Chapter 7), other Chinese medicine therapies (Chapter 8) and combination Chinese medicine therapies (Chapter 9) in the management of cancer pain, as well as analyse and evaluate the results of these studies from an evidence-based medicine perspective. Chapter 6 reviews and summarises experimental evidence for the bioactivity of commonly used Chinese herbs and their constituent compounds. The outcomes of these analyses are summarised and discussed in Chapter 10 which alsoidentifies implications for the clinical practice of Chinese medicine and for future research.This book can inform clinicians and students in the fields of integrative medicine and Chinese medicine regarding contemporary practice and the current evidence base for a range of Chinese medicine therapies used in the management of colorectal cancer, including herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments, in order to assist clinicians in making evidence-based decisions in patient care. It also provides researchers with a comprehensive summary of the state of the field than can inform future.The following features mark the importance of this book in the field:

Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine - Volume 18: Cancer Pain

Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine - Volume 18: Cancer Pain

This eighteenth volume of the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series aims to provide a multi-faceted 'whole evidence' analysis of the management of pain due to a range of cancers (cancer pain) using integrative Chinese medicine.Beginning with an overview of how cancer pain is conceptualised and managed in conventional medicine, the authors then summarise the differential diagnosis and managment of cancer pain in contemporary Chinese medicine based on clinical guidelines and contemporary books. The third chapter provides detailed analyses of how cancer pain and related disorders were treated with herbal medicine and acupuncture in past eras based on the classical Chinese medical literature.The subsequent chapters comprehensively review the current state of the clinical trial evidence for the integrative application of Chinese herbal medicines (Chapter 5), acupuncture (Chapter 7), other Chinese medicine therapies (Chapter 8) and combination Chinese medicine therapies (Chapter 9) in the management of cancer pain, as well as analyse and evaluate the results of these studies from an evidence-based medicine perspective. Chapter 6 reviews and summarises experimental evidence for the bioactivity of commonly used Chinese herbs and their constituent compounds. The outcomes of these analyses are summarised and discussed in Chapter 10 which alsoidentifies implications for the clinical practice of Chinese medicine and for future research.This book can inform clinicians and students in the fields of integrative medicine and Chinese medicine regarding contemporary practice and the current evidence base for a range of Chinese medicine therapies used in the management of colorectal cancer, including herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments, in order to assist clinicians in making evidence-based decisions in patient care. It also provides researchers with a comprehensive summary of the state of the field than can inform future.The following features mark the importance of this book in the field:

Clinical Herbalism

Clinical Herbalism

Author: Rachel Lord Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2021

Head and HeART

Head and HeART

Author: Ellen Horovitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2021

Envisioned as a resource for yoga teachers and all mental health and health professionals, Head and HeART is intended for: all health professionals who focus on mental health and/or wellbeing and want to broaden their understanding of how yoga and creative art therapy interventions can influence mental health approaches, best practices, and efficacy of treatment those who assist the therapeutic /healing processes who aspire to incorporate both yoga and creative art therapy interventions into their practice yoga therapy practitioners/teachers and creative art therapists/teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge of integrating yoga and creative art approaches into yoga, mental health and well-being Western psychological processes (compared to the Klesas, Vrittis, Kosas, Gunas, Dosas, Nadi System, Cakras, and the Yamas and Niyamas) make this book accessible even to those unfamiliar with yogic philosophy and psychology. Clearing exercises, warm-up techniques, yogic breathing for mood management, modifications and sequencing of poses, assessments (for the mind and body), digital and telehealth applications, yoga prop usage, and co-morbid, clinical cases (children, adolescents and adults) are presented throughout as a guide for the reader. Practical reflection exercises are offered in the Introductory chapter and chapters 3-6. These suggested practices summarize and reiterate the clinical material for the reader, and afford expansion toward oneself and /or one's clinical caseload. No matter what form it takes to move towards a creative opening, the reader will find that this book will aid you in moving yourself and your patients into the exploration of art, yoga, and well-being. This interoceptive research (going within) facilitates an expansion towards self and others and ensures that expansion, whether making art, practising yoga or working with disease. May this book move you and your patients toward that trajectory of sattva and well-being.

Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine - Volume 29: Cervical Radiculopathy

Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine - Volume 29: Cervical Radiculopathy

This 29th volume of the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series aims to provide a multi-faceted 'whole evidence' analysis of the management of cervical radiculopathy in integrative Chinese medicine.Beginning with overviews of how cervical radiculopathy is conceptualised and managed in both conventional medicine and contemporary Chinese medicine, the authors then provide detailed analyses of how cervical radiculopathy was treated with herbal medicine and acupuncture in past eras.In the subsequent chapters, the authors provide a comprehensive review of the current state of the clinical trial evidence for Chinese herbal medicines (Chapter 5), acupuncture (Chapter 7), other Chinese medicine therapies (Chapter 8), and combination Chinese medicine therapies (Chapter 9) in the management of cervical radiculopathy, as well as an analysis and evaluation of the results of these studies from an evidence-based medicine perspective. Chapter 6 provides a review and summary of the experimental evidence for the bioactivity of commonly used Chinese herbs. The outcomes of these analyses are summarised and discussed in Chapter 10. The implications for the clinical practice of Chinese medicine and for future research are also identified.This book can inform clinicians and students in the fields of integrative medicine and Chinese medicine regarding contemporary practice and the current evidence base for a range of Chinese medicine therapies used in the management of Cervical Radiculopathy, including herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments, in order to assist clinicians in making evidence-based decisions in patient care.

Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine - Volume 29: Cervical Radiculopathy

Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine - Volume 29: Cervical Radiculopathy

This 29th volume of the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series aims to provide a multi-faceted 'whole evidence' analysis of the management of cervical radiculopathy in integrative Chinese medicine.Beginning with overviews of how cervical radiculopathy is conceptualised and managed in both conventional medicine and contemporary Chinese medicine, the authors then provide detailed analyses of how cervical radiculopathy was treated with herbal medicine and acupuncture in past eras.In the subsequent chapters, the authors provide a comprehensive review of the current state of the clinical trial evidence for Chinese herbal medicines (Chapter 5), acupuncture (Chapter 7), other Chinese medicine therapies (Chapter 8), and combination Chinese medicine therapies (Chapter 9) in the management of cervical radiculopathy, as well as an analysis and evaluation of the results of these studies from an evidence-based medicine perspective. Chapter 6 provides a review and summary of the experimental evidence for the bioactivity of commonly used Chinese herbs. The outcomes of these analyses are summarised and discussed in Chapter 10. The implications for the clinical practice of Chinese medicine and for future research are also identified.This book can inform clinicians and students in the fields of integrative medicine and Chinese medicine regarding contemporary practice and the current evidence base for a range of Chinese medicine therapies used in the management of Cervical Radiculopathy, including herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments, in order to assist clinicians in making evidence-based decisions in patient care.

Payne's Handbook of Relaxation Techniques

Payne's Handbook of Relaxation Techniques

Author: Caroline Belchamber Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2021

The new edition of this highly regarded text will help you understand and apply the most appropriate psychological interventions and relaxation techniques for people experiencing anxiety, depression and psychological distress. Easy to follow for healthcare professionals, students and the general public across a variety of settings. The text provides evidence-based techniques for addressing the person's needs in a personalised manner, thereby achieving better outcomes. The range of strategies covered includes talking therapies, breathing techniques, mindfulness and physical activities. The text has been edited by Dr Caroline Belchamber to incorporate a new section on application in practice, which covers COVID-19, long-term conditions, palliative, supportive and end of life care. Comprehensive and easy to follow toolkit Relaxation techniques organised into somatic and cognitive approaches Application to practice Learning outcomes, key points, reflective activities and case studies in each chapter Easy scripts to follow with step by step guidance Three new chapters on COVID-19, palliative, supportive and end-of-life care, and long-term conditions Fully updated references and evidence-base

Handbook of Cannabis for Clinicians

Handbook of Cannabis for Clinicians

Author: Dustin, DO Sulak Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2021

Despite thousands of years of medical use and an impressive record of safety, versatility, and efficacy, Cannabis sativa has existed outside the modern pharmacopeia since the 1940s. Primarily driven by popular demand, this botanical has returned to health care, but most clinicians lack the knowledge essential for identifying candidates for treatment, guiding patients, maximizing benefit, and minimizing harm. Dustin Sulak provides health care professionals-including physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, and nurses-with an accessible and evidence-based reference that empowers them to intelligently discuss cannabis with their patients and implement cannabis and cannabinoid therapies with confidence. Based on over a decade of clinical experience and an extensive review of the literature, this detailed and scientifically accurate guide includes the history of cannabis in medicine, the foundations of endocannabinoid physiology, the pharmacological effects of cannabis' myriad active constituents, the clinical utility of its various preparations, and specific strategies and cautions for treating the most common conditions presenting to a cannabis clinician. This guide is an essential resource for practitioners of any specialty field or experience level who wish to improve their patients' outcomes, harness the healing potential of the endocannabinoid system, and wield a powerful solution to many of healthcare's challenges.

Dry Needling for Manual Therapists

Dry Needling for Manual Therapists

Author: Giles Gyer, Jimmy Michael, Ben Tolson Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/06/2021

Designed to be a go-to reference for assessment and treatment planning in the clinic, this is a clear and concise handbook for students and practitioners of dry needling, or medical acupuncture. It includes: * Comprehensive medical illustrations demonstrating trigger point locations and associated pain referral patterns * Easy-to-follow instructions and photographs demonstrating musculoskeletal dry needling points and electroacupuncture techniques * Dedicated section on the acupuncture treatment of tendinopathy * Vital information on palpation and correct needling techniques * Practical guidance on best practice, safety and treatment planning * Overviews of the history and key principles of Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture * Up-to-date research on the effect of acupuncture in the treatment of MSK conditions, myofascial pain, trigger points (MTrPS), fascia and pain. The book will be an essential aid for osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports rehabilitators, chiropractors, massage therapists, as well as traditional acupuncturists wishing to understand a Western approach on acupuncture. Other health professionals incorporating, or looking to incorporate dry needling into their treatment programme, will also find this book an invaluable resource.

Homoeopathy in Skin Diseases

Homoeopathy in Skin Diseases

Author: Dr S R Wadia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2021