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Complementary and alternative medicine for health professionals : a holistic approach to consumer health

Author: Linda Baily Synovitz; Karl L Larson
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2013]. copyright 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highly researched and referenced, Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Health Professionals: a Holistic Approach To Consumer Health educates students about the many complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities that are available, in addition to the more traditional methods that exist. Early chapters provide an overview of both traditional and alternative medicine, scientific method and steps in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Baily Synovitz; Karl L Larson
ISBN: 9780763765958 0763765953 9781449652982 1449652980 9781284134254 1284134253
OCLC Number: 743275917
Description: xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Understanding the basics --
Introduction to consumer health: orthodox and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) --
Scientific method --
Advertising health products --
Traditional medicine and health care --
Cost of health care in the United States --
Complementary and alternative medicine and health care --
Integrative medicine, CAM, and health care --
Complementary and alternative health care: historical foundations of holistic healing --
Alternative medical systems: Ayurvedic medicine and its practices --
Alternative medical systems: traditional Chinese medicine --
Alternative medical systems: naturopathic and homeopathic medicine --
Botanicals: a biologically based therapy --
Aromatherapy and Bach original flower remedies --
Manipulative and body-based therapies: chiropractic medicine, massage, and reflexology --
Mind-body intervention : meditation, yoga, hypnosis, Alexander technique, biofeedback, prayer, and faith healing --
Energy therapies --
Avoidance of scams and costly treatments that don't work --
Frauds and quackery --
Traditional medical self-care --
Protection and rights of American consumers --
Health insurance and health resources --
Health insurance in the United States.
Responsibility: Linda Baily Synovitz, Karl L. Larson.

Abstract:

Highly researched and referenced, Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Health Professionals: a Holistic Approach To Consumer Health educates students about the many complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities that are available, in addition to the more traditional methods that exist. Early chapters provide an overview of both traditional and alternative medicine, scientific method and steps in scientific research, and look at the cost of health care in the U.S. Later chapters introduce students to integrative medicine and provide a thorough overview of CAM practices employed today. Topics that are covered include acupuncture, meditation, herbals and aromatherapy. By reading this text, students will become astute at distinguishing among those traditional and CAM health practices that are helpful, those that have been scientifically tested, and those that may offer no benefit. Case studies throughout the text give students an opportunity to apply material and ideas to real life situations.

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