Mosby's Complementary & Alternative Medicine: A Research-based Approach

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Mosby, 2004 - Medical - 588 pages
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Designed in a true "textbook" format, this research-based book provides comprehensive and clinically-relevant coverage of complementary and alternative medicine. It covers the history, philosophy, and mechanisms of complementary medicine and alternative therapies, and includes a thorough review of the clinically controlled trials, indications, and contraindications of each therapy. Each chapter follows a consistent format with helpful features, such as: Why Read This Chapter, Chapter at a Glance, An Expert Speaks, review questions, critical thinking questions, clinical application questions, and more.

  • The evidence-based approach allows readers to explore the efficacy of a therapy and confidently make decisions regarding its use.
  • Research summaries help readers assess scientific research in areas related to complementary and alternative medicine.
  • A focus on healing methods rather than systems makes it easy for conventional practitioners to incorporate specific therapies into their existing practice.
  • Textbook features such as Why Read This Chapter, Chapter at a Glance, and Chapter Objectives establish a chapter framework that provides an excellent introduction to the material and facilitates learning.
  • Self-test and review features such as Review Questions, Critical Thinking and Clinical Application Questions, Key Terms, and Points to Ponder reinforce content and stress points that are most important.

  • A new chapter on Aromatherapy (Chapter 14) examines the research behind this increasingly popular treatment.
  • The chapter on Spiritual Medicine has been completely rewritten to reflect current knowledge.
  • The most up-to-date data on professional licensing ensures that readers understand requirements for practice.
  • Updated expert interviews add fresh and current perspectives to the chapters.
  • Learning Opportunities in most chapters identify shadowing, interviewing, and experiential opportunities to enhance the classroom experience.
  • Improved illustrations and photographs throughout make the book more visual and engaging.

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