Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation

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Churchill Livingstone, 2003 - Medical - 472 pages
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Part of the Medical Guides to Complementary and Alternative Medicine series, this comprehensive review presents complementary and alternative therapies as they relate to rehabilitation. With an emphasis on evidence-based medicine, this practical resource offers clinical examples, historical and theoretical information, and current research for four groups of therapies--mind/body therapies, body-oriented therapies, energy-based therapies, and emergent approaches. It also covers some of the most widely encountered clinical conditions in rehabilitation, focusing on clinical practice and solid research.
  • Prominent contributors and editor.
  • Appeals to a wide variety of health care practitioners.
  • Evidence-based, covering the latest clinical studies, often by the people leading the studies.
  • Organization covers a comprehensive range of subjects, including Body-Oriented Techniques, Mind/Body Therapies, and Energy-Based Therapies, as well as specific rehabilitation conditions, such as cancer, additions, and depression.
  • Well referenced. Covers the latest research in this area.
  • Chapters provide a balance between analysis and experience, and research and practice.
  • Training resources at the end of each chapter gives the opportunity of applying the modality or approach discussed to individual practices.
  • Unique section on Patient Perspective demonstrates the outcome of CAM in rehabilitation for three patients.
  • Fills a need in the market.
  • Comprehensive treatment of rehabilitation in relation to CAM.
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