New PDF release: Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (4th

By Marc S. Micozzi

ISBN-10: 1437705774

ISBN-13: 9781437705775

Targeting rising cures and people most sensible supported by way of medical trials and medical proof, basics of Complementary and replacement drugs describes probably the most common and the fastest-growing CAM cures in use this present day. in demand writer Dr. Marc Micozzi offers an entire evaluate of CAM, making a sturdy beginning and context for remedies in present perform. assurance of structures and cures contains brain, physique, and spirit; conventional Western therapeutic; and conventional ethnomedical platforms from world wide. Discussions comprise homeopathy, therapeutic massage and guide remedies, chiropractic, a revised bankruptcy on osteopathy, natural drugs, aromatherapy, naturopathic drugs, and nutrients and hydration. With its wide selection of themes, this can be definitely the right CAM reference for either scholars and practitioners!

• An evidence-based strategy specializes in remedies top supported through scientific trials and medical evidence.
• insurance of CAM cures and structures comprises these most ordinarily encountered or growing to be in recognition, so that you conscientiously review every one treatment.
• international insurance comprises discussions of conventional therapeutic arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
• toughness out there makes this a vintage, relied on text.
• specialist individuals contain recognized writers equivalent to Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself.
• steered readings and references in every one bankruptcy record the easiest assets for additional study and study.
• New, extended association covers the principles of CAM, conventional Western therapeutic, and standard ethnomedical platforms from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, placing CAM in point of view and making it more uncomplicated to appreciate CAM origins and contexts.
• NEW content material comprises felony and operational matters in integrative drugs, artistic and expressive arts remedies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body inspiration and perform in the US, osteopathy, reflexology, South American therapeutic, conventional drugs of India, and Unani medicine.
• Revised and up to date chapters contain aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, strength drugs, biophysical units (electricity, gentle, and magnetism), therapeutic massage and contact treatments, conventional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga.
• New learn reviews clarify how and why CAM treatments paintings, and likewise show that they do paintings, in parts corresponding to acupuncture, power therapeutic, and mind-body therapies.
• elevated content material on simple sciences contains biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, offering the medical history had to examine and perform CAM and integrative medicine.
• multiplied insurance of nutrients and hydration contains sensible info on nutrition D and fit hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

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Later, scientists thought that reductionist, materialist explanations substituted for the need for vitalist interpretations. TABLE 2-1 Vitalism and Holism in Complementary Medicine Biomedicine Complementary medicine Reductionist Materialist Holistic Vitalist Chinese medicine style of practice veers toward a reductionist model while maintaining an essentially vitalist mechanism. Since 1978 the World Health Organization (WHO) has referred to traditional (cultural) medical systems as holistic, meaning “viewing humans in totality within a wide ecological spectrum, and emphasizing the C H AP TE R 2 Tr a n sl a t i o n f r o m C o nve n t i o n a l Me d i c in e view that ill health or disease is brought about by imbalance or disequilibrium of humans in the total ecological system and not only by the causative agent and pathogenic mechanism” (WHO, 1998).

Much of what is called complementary or integrative (alternative) medicine in the United States represents primary care for 80% of the world’s people (WHO, 1998). In this way, CAM may be considered to represent appropriate technology and affordable, sustainable medicine both for indigenous people traditionally and now for industrialized societies as well, on a global basis. com/Micozzi/complementary/ 3 CH A PT E R Issues in Integrative Medicine MARC A S .

Because the body heals itself, the body can also make itself sick. Restoring or facilitating the body to restore its own balance restores health. The symptoms of a cold, flu, or allergy are caused by the body’s efforts to 6 FUNDA ME N TA L S OF COMPL E ME N TARY AND ALTE R NATI V E M E DIC I NE rid itself of the offending agent. For example, by raising the body’s temperature, a fever reduces bacterial reproduction (like an antibiotic, fever is literally bacteriostatic), and sneezing physically expels offending agents (see Figure 1-1 and Chapter 24).

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