Alternative and Complementary Treatment in Neurologic Illness

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Michael I. Weintraub
Churchill Livingstone, 2001 - Medical - 325 pages
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ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY TREATMENT IN NEUROLOGIC ILLNESS provides comprehensive coverage of alternative remedies and techniques used to treat and alleviate symptoms of neurologic disorders. Like other volumes in the Medical Guides to Complementary and Alternative Medicine series, it provides integrated coverage of traditional allopathic and complementary approaches and how they can be applied as viable treatment options. It discusses the strengths and weaknesses of clinical studies and offers a practical approach to various neurologic symptoms and syndromes. By understanding these alternative therapies, medical students and practitioners will feel more comfortable recommending complementary therapies to their patients.

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Contents

Evaluating Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine I
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Therapeutic Massage
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Herbs and Dietary Supplements for Neurologic Problems
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About the author (2001)

Michael I. Weintraub MD, FACP, FAAN, is a neurologist and pain medicine specialist and a leading proponent of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). He served as the first Director of the American Academy of Neurology Course on Alternative Medicine in 1999 and 2000. He has performed original and pioneering research with laser biostimulation in carpal tunnel syndrome and magnetic biostimulation using both static and time-varying magnetic fields to reduce neuropathic pain in diabetic peripheral neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has published over 200 articles in leading peer reviewed journals, provided chapters for several textbooks, written three books and edited several books. He has received many awards including the "American Journal of Pain Management" Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Literature for his paper "Litigation-Chronic pain syndrome: a distinct entity. Analysis of 210 cases." He has been named in "Best Doctors in New York" ("New York Magazine") four years in a row, as voted by his peers.

Dr. Weintraub attended medical school at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and completed his neurology training at Yale University School of Medicine. He has held faculty positions at SUNY-Buffalo, Yale, Boston University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as his current faculty appointments as Clinical Professor of Neurology and Medicine at New York Medical College, and also Adjunct Clinical Professor of Neurology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

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