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Complementary and alternative medicine for older adults : a guide to holistic approaches to healthy aging

Author: Elizabeth R Mackenzie; Birgit Rakel
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes information on adverse affects, aging, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis treatments, Buddhism, cancer, cardiovascular disease & health, cognitive decline, death & dying, dementia, depression, diet, exercise, hypertension, pain, psychology, qi, stress, yin yang, etc.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth R Mackenzie; Birgit Rakel
ISBN: 0826138055 9780826138057
OCLC Number: 62216889
Description: xix, 324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Holistic approaches to healthy aging / Elizabeth R. Mackenzie and Birgit Rakel --
Healthy and therapeutic diets that promote optimal aging / Joel S. Edman --
Supplements and herbs / Ara DerMarderosian and Michael Briggs --
Homeopathy as an aid to healthy aging / Joyce Frye --
Music, health, and well-being / Elaine Abbott and Kathleen Avins --
Art therapy / Caroline Peterson --
Massage therapy and older adults / Eileen Kennedy and Cheryl Chapman --
Daoist spirituality and philosophy: implications for holistic health, aging, and longevity / Amy L. Ai --
Medical acupuncture / James K. Rotchford --
The benefits of qigong / Kevin Chen, Elizabeth R. Mackenzie, and Master FaXiang Hou --
Yoga: an introduction / Robert Butera --
Ayurveda: mother of traditional medicine / Mari Clements --
Meditation and healthy aging / Elaine J. Yuen and Michael Baime --
The concept of spiritual well-being and the care of older adults / Amy L. Ai and Elizabeth R. Mackenzie --
Therapeutic gardens / Jack Carman --
The Eden alternative: nurturing the human spirit in long-term care / Sandy Ransom.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth R. Mackenzie, Birgit Rakel.
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Provides information on complementary and alternative therapies. Covering dietary means; physical, mental, and spiritual methods of treatment; and various types of therapies, this handbook is a  Read more...

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