Integrating Complementary and Conventional Medicine

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2007 - Medical - 214 pages
This work includes a foreword by Micheal Dixon. Chair, NHS Alliance, Visiting Professor, Institute of Integrated Health, Westminster University and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Peninsula Medical School. This practical guide provides comprehensive information on all aspects of integrating complementary and conventional medicines. Its contents cover treatments, diseases, research, evidence and advice for setting up a complementary service. The realistic, evidence-based approach considers both the benefits and limitations of complementary therapies, providing a user-friendly, authoritative handbook for everyday reference. This book is ideal for complementary therapists and general practitioners. Final year medical and nursing students, particularly those interested in palliative care, will find this book invaluable for the well documented evidence and efficacy of different complementary therapies in this area. 'Readable, delightful, imaginative, useful, lively. A compendium of integrated care that covers every aspect of integration from different treatments and different diseases to research, evidence and how to provide an integrated service. It will be of immense use to any clinician or patient who wishes to start on the journey towards an integrated health approach, and to those already familiar with the subject and wish to improve their skills. I defy anyone to read the book or even just dip into it without coming away with some new tips and thoughts on healing.' - Michael Dixon, in the Foreword.
 

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Contents

Why integrated health care?
1
PSYCHOLOGICAL ILLNESS
3
Anxiety
8
StreSS
15
Depression
21
The process of death and dying
28
Bereavement
36
THERAPIES HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE
43
Reflexology
100
Reiki
104
Traditional Chinese medicine
108
Yoga 1 11
111
Health and lifestyle
115
PHYSICAL DISEASE
123
Chronic disease
125
Dermatology
139

Acupuncture
45
Aromatherapy
49
Ayurvedic medicine
53
Counselling
56
Herbal medicine
61
Homeopathy
68
Hypnotherapy
78
Massage
83
Meditation
87
physical manipulation therapies
91
Prayer
97
Ear nose and throat
146
Headaches
155
Obstetrics and gynaecology
158
Paediatric medicine
167
Palliative Care
174
EVALUATION AND EVIDENCEBASED MEDICINE
179
Setting up an integrated health service
181
Evaluation
184
The evidence for complementary therapies
187
Index
201
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Respectively Holistic Therapist/ Reiki Master; General Practitioner, Lancashire and Homeopathic Physician, Specialist Register Faculty of Homeopathy

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