Healing Ways: An Integrative Health Sourcebook

Editor/Author Parente, Matilde
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-43-800637-6
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 65
Book Status: Available
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In Healing Ways: An Integrative Health Sourcebook, you'll find important information about conventional and alternative therapies, and how they can work together to help you reap maximum benefits. This approach is called Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and it lets you combine the best of both worlds: mainstream medical therapies and alternative solutions that have high-quality scientific evidence for safety and effectiveness.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • Purpose and Goals
  • How to Benefit from This Book
  • How to Navigate This Book
  • Where to Learn More
  • 2. Integrative Health: An Overview
  • Terms and Concepts
  • Tradition: Whole Systems of Care
  • Who Uses Integrative Medicine or CAM?
  • Who Practices CAM?
  • Where to Learn More
  • 3. Integrative Health: What Consumers Should Know
  • Evidence: The Long and Winding Road
  • Placebos and Proof
  • Safety
  • Caution Ahead: Dietary Supplements
  • Becoming a Better Health Consumer
  • Where to Learn More
  • 4. Integrative Health and You
  • Is Integrative Care Right for You?
  • Speaking Up About Integrative Care
  • How to Address Conflict with Your Health Provider About CAM
  • Where to Learn More
  • 5. Integrative Methods and Their Uses
  • What Types of Integrative Care Do People Use?
  • CAM and Integrative Methods
  • Choosing the Best Practice Method for You
  • Where to Learn More
  • 6. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Not Merely of This World: Understanding TCM
  • TCM: Essential Concepts
  • The Varied Methods of TCM
  • An In-Depth Look at Acupuncture
  • Tips for a Successful Acupuncture Visit
  • Where to Learn More
  • 7. Mind-Body and Energy Therapies
  • The Mind-Body Connection: An Antidote to Stress
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Biofeedback
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Guided Imagery
  • Other Therapies and Bioenergetics
  • Where to Learn More
  • 8. Manual Therapies and Bodywork
  • The Healing Power of Touch
  • Bodywork: Uses and Effectiveness
  • Manual Methods: Safety Profile
  • Training and Licensure
  • Manual Therapies: Different Strokes
  • Reflexology
  • Manipulative Methods
  • Other Techniques
  • Where to Learn More
  • 9.Herbal Products and Dietary Supplements
  • Overview
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Drug-supplement Interactions
  • Where to Learn More
  • 10. Integrated Approaches: From Ancient to Modern
  • Ayurveda
  • Homeopathy
  • Naturopathy
  • Chiropractic
  • Where to Learn More
  • 11. Special Topics
  • Detoxification/Cleansing
  • Chelation
  • Environmental Health
  • Genetics
  • Cancer
  • Where to Learn More
  • 12. Self-Care and Prevention
  • Complex Solutions, Simple Truths
  • The Power of Prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Weight Control
  • Exercise
  • Healthy Habits/Lifestyle
  • Where to Learn More
  • 13. Myths and Misconceptions
  • Myths About Integrative and Alternative Medicine
  • Myths About Conventional Western Medicine
  • Finding Your Healing Ways
  • 14. Integrative Method Finder
  • Glossary