Complementary & Alternative Medicine Sourcebook, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780812018
  • ISBN-13: 9780780812017
  • DDC: 610
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 637 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sourcebook, Fourth Edition provides updated information for people considering these therapies for general well-being or specific health conditions. It discusses how to select a CAM practitioner, talk with a primary health care provider about using CAM, evaluate information on the internet, and pay for CAM therapies. It describes whole medical systems, such as Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, Native American medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, and naturopathy. It also talks about the safe use of dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and herbs. Information on biologically based therapies, mind-body medicine, manipulative and body-based therapies, and energy-based therapies is also included. A glossary of related terms and a directory of additional resources provide additional help and information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: An Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
2: What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)?.
3: Common Questions and Answers about CAM.
4: The Use of CAM in the United States.
5: CAM Use and Children.
6: CAM Use in Older Adults.
7: Health Care Providers and CAM.
8: Insurance Issues and Paying for CAM Treatment.
9: Health Fraud Awareness.
10: Use Caution Buying Medical Products Online.
11: Alternative Medicine Systems.
12: What Are Whole Medical Systems?.
13: Ayurvedic Medicine.
14: Other Indigenous Medical Systems.
15: Acupuncture.
16: Homeopathy.
17: Naturopathy.
18: Dietary Supplements.
19: Questions and Answers about Dietary Supplements.
20: Botanical Dietary Supplements.
21: Using Dietary Supplements Wisely.
22: Adolescents and Supplement Use.
23: Tips for Older Dietary Supplement Users.
24: Vitamin A and Carotenoids.
25: Vitamin B6.
26: Vitamin B12.
27: Vitamin D.
28: Vitamin E.
29: Folate (Folic Acid).
30: Magnesium.
31: Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements.
32: Selenium.
33: Bone and Joint Health Supplements.
34: Immune System Support Supplements.
35: Mood and Brain Health Supplements.
36: Probiotics: Supplements for Gastrointestinal Health.
37: Sports and Energy Supplements.
38: Supplements Used for Weight Loss.
39: Biologically Based Therapies.
40: Biologically Based Therapies: An Overview.
41: Apitherapy.
42: Aromatherapy and Essential Oils.
43: Diet-Based Therapies.
44: Oxygen Therapy.
45: Mind-Body Medicine.
46: Mind-Body Medicine: An Overview.
47: Art Therapy.
48: Biofeedback.
49: Deep Breathing Exercises.
50: Feng Shui.
51: Guided Imagery and Hypnosis.
52: Meditation.
53: Music Therapy.
54: Prayer and Spirituality.
55: Relaxation Training.
56: Tai Chi.
57: Yoga.
58: Other Mind-Body Medicine Therapies.
59: Manipulative and Body-Based Therapies.
60: Manipulative and Body-Based Therapies: An Overview.
61: Alexander Technique.
62: Aquatic Therapy (Hydrotherapy).
63: Chiropractic Care and Osteopathic Manipulation.
64: Craniosacral Therapy.
65: Feldenkrais Method.
66: Massage Therapy.
67: Pilates.
68: Qigong.
69: Reflexology.
70: Structural Integration Techniques.
71: Other Manipulative and Body-Based Therapies.
72: Energy-Based Therapies.
73: Energy Medicine: An Overview.
74: Magnet Therapy.
75: Polarity Therapy.
76: Reiki.
77: Shiatsu.
78: Therapeutic Touch.
79: Other Energy-Based Therapies.
80: Alternative Treatments for Specific Diseases and Conditions.
81: Arthritis and CAM.
82: Asthma, Allergies, and CAM.
83: Cancer and CAM.
84: Cognitive Decline and CAM.
85: Diabetes and CAM.
86: Fibromyalgia and CAM.
87: Headache and CAM.
88: Heart Disease and Chelation Therapy.
89: Hepatitis C and CAM.
90: Hormones, CAM, and Aging.
91: Infertility and CAM.
92: Low Back Pain and CAM.
93: Menopausal Symptoms and CAM.
94: Mental Health Care and CAM.
95: Sleep Disorders and CAM.
96: Additional Help and Information.
97: Glossary of Terms Related to Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
98: Directory of Organizations That Provide Information about Alternative and Complementary Medicine.