Health Reference Series: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sourcebook

Editor/Author Williams, Angela L.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $95.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $142.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1632-9
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Image Count: 2
Book Status: Available
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sourcebook, Sixth Edition provides updated information for people considering these therapies for general well-being or specific health conditions. It discusses how to select a CAM practitioner, talk with a primary health care provider about using CAM, evaluate information on the internet, and pay for CAM therapies.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: An Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Chapter 1—What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)?
  • Chapter 2—The Use of CAM in the United States
  • Chapter 3—CAM Use and Children
  • Chapter 4—CAM Use in Older Adults
  • Chapter 5—Healthcare Providers and CAM
  • Section 5.1—Selecting a CAM Practitioner
  • Section 5.2—Tips for Talking with Your Healthcare Providers about CAM
  • Chapter 6—Insurance Issues and Paying for CAM Treatment
  • Chapter 7—Evaluating Web—Based Health Resources
  • Chapter 8—Health Fraud Awareness
  • Chapter 9—Use Caution: Buying Medical Products Online
  • Part II: Alternative Medicine Systems
  • Chapter 10—Understanding Whole Medical Systems
  • Chapter 11—Acupuncture
  • Section 11.1—What Is Acupuncture?
  • Section 11.2—Acupuncture for Cancer
  • Chapter 12—Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Section 12.1 —Understanding Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Section 12.2—Use Caution with Ayurvedic Products
  • Chapter 13—Homeopathy
  • Section 13.1—Introduction to Homeopathy
  • Section 13.2—Use Caution with Homeopathic Products
  • Chapter 14—Native American Medicine
  • Chapter 15—Naturopathy
  • Chapter 16—Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Part III: Dietary Supplements
  • Chapter 17—Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know
  • Section 17.1—Understanding Dietary Supplements
  • Section 17.2—Tips for Dietary Supplement Users
  • Section 17.3—Tips for Older Dietary Supplement Users
  • Section 17.4—FAQs on Dietary Supplements
  • Chapter 18—Botanical Dietary Supplements
  • Section 18.1—Understanding Botanical Dietary Supplements
  • Section 18.2—National Toxicology Program (NTP) and Botanical Dietary Supplements
  • Chapter 19—Adolescents and Supplement Use
  • Chapter 20—Antioxidants and Supplements
  • Section 20.1—Antioxidants and Health
  • Section 20.2—Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • Chapter 21—Vitamins and Minerals
  • Section 21.1—Vitamins and Minerals: An Overview
  • Section 21.2—Fortify Your Knowledge about Vitamins
  • Section 21.3—Vitamins and Minerals for Women
  • Chapter 22—Multivitamin/Mineral (MVM) Supplements
  • Chapter 23—Vitamin A and Carotenoids
  • Chapter 24—Vitamin B6
  • Chapter 25—Vitamin B12
  • Chapter 26—Vitamin D
  • Section 26.1—Vitamin D: Basics
  • Section 26.2—Calcium and Vitamin D: Important at Every Age
  • Section 26.3—Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention
  • Section 26.4—Infant Overdose Risk with Liquid Vitamin D
  • Chapter 27—Vitamin E
  • Chapter 28—Chromium
  • Chapter 29—Folate (Folic Acid)
  • Chapter 30—Magnesium
  • Chapter 31—Melatonin Supplements
  • Chapter 32—Omega—3 Fatty Acid Supplements
  • Section 32.1—Omega—3 Fatty Acids: An Overview
  • Section 32.2—Seven Things to Know about Omega—3 Fatty Acids
  • Chapter 33—Selenium
  • Chapter 34—Bone and Joint Health Supplements
  • Section 34.1—Calcium Supplements and Bone Health
  • Section 34.2—Glucosamine/Chondroitin Supplements and Joint Health
  • Section 34.3—Vitamin A and Bone Health
  • Chapter 35—Immune System Support Supplements
  • Section 35.1—Astragalus
  • Section 35.2—Echinacea
  • Section 35.3—European Elder
  • Section 35.4—Zinc
  • Chapter 36—Mood and Brain Health Supplements
  • Section 36.1—Ginkgo Biloba
  • Section 36.2—St. John's Wort
  • Chapter 37—Probiotics: Supplements for Gastrointestinal Health
  • Chapter 38—Sports and Energy Supplements
  • Section 38.1—Sports Supplements
  • Section 38.2—Energy Drinks
  • Chapter 39—Supplements Used for Weight Loss
  • Section 39.1—Green Tea
  • Section 39.2—Hoodia
  • Chapter 40—Using Dietary Supplements Wisely
  • Chapter 41—Beware of Fraudulent Dietary Supplements
  • Part IV: Biologically Based Therapies
  • Chapter 42—Biologically Based Therapies: An Overview
  • Section 42.1—Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
  • Section 42.2—Oxygen Therapy
  • Section 42.3—Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Don't Be Misled
  • Chapter 43—Apitherapy
  • Chapter 44—Diet—Based Therapies
  • Section 44.1—Popular Fad Diets
  • Section 44.2—Detoxification Diets
  • Section 44.3—Gerson Therapy
  • Section 44.4—Vegetarianism
  • Part V: Mind—Body Medicine
  • Chapter 45—Mind—Body Medicine: An Overview
  • Chapter 46—Art Therapy
  • Chapter 47—Biofeedback
  • Chapter 48—Deep Breathing Exercises
  • Chapter 49—Guided Imagery
  • Chapter 50—Hypnotherapy
  • Chapter 51—Meditation
  • Chapter 52—Music Therapy
  • Chapter 53—Prayer and Spirituality
  • Section 53.1—What Is Spirituality?
  • Section 53.2—Types of Spirituality
  • Section 53.3—Spirituality and Trauma
  • Section 53.4—Spirituality and Cancer Care
  • Chapter 54—Relaxation Techniques
  • Chapter 55—Tai Chi and Qi Gong
  • Chapter 56—Yoga
  • Section 56.1—Yoga: An Overview
  • Section 56.2—Yoga for Relief from Low—Back Pain
  • Section 56.3—Parkinson Disease: The Benefits of Yoga
  • Part VI: Manipulative and Body—Based Therapies
  • Chapter 57—The Alexander Technique
  • Chapter 58—Aquatic Therapy (Hydrotherapy)
  • Chapter 59—Chiropractic Care
  • Chapter 60—Craniosacral Therapy
  • Chapter 61—Feldenkrais Method
  • Chapter 62—Kinesiotherapy
  • Chapter 63—Massage Therapy
  • Section 63.1—Massage Therapy: An Overview
  • Section 63.2—Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Section 63.3—Reflexology
  • Chapter 64—Pilates
  • Chapter 65—Rolfing Structural Integration
  • Chapter 66—Tui Na
  • Part VII: Energy—Based Therapies
  • Chapter 67—Feng Shui
  • Chapter 68—Magnet Therapy
  • Chapter 69—Polarity Therapy
  • Chapter 70—Reiki
  • Chapter 71—Shiatsu
  • Chapter 72—Therapeutic Touch
  • Part VIII: Alternative Treatments for Specific Diseases and Conditions
  • Chapter 73—Asthma and CAM
  • Chapter 74—Cancer and CAM
  • Chapter 75—Chronic Pain and CAM
  • Chapter 76—Cognitive Decline and CAM
  • Chapter 77—Coronary Heart Disease and Chelation Therapy
  • Chapter 78—Diabetes and CAM
  • Chapter 79—Fibromyalgia and CAM
  • Chapter 80—Flu and Cold and CAM
  • Chapter 81—Headache and CAM
  • Chapter 82—Hepatitis C and CAM
  • Chapter 83—HIV and CAM
  • Chapter 84—Irritable Bowel Syndrome and CAM
  • Chapter 85—Low—Back Pain and Complementary Approaches
  • Chapter 86—Menopausal Symptoms and CAM
  • Chapter 87—Mental Healthcare and CAM
  • Section 87.1—CAM Therapies for Behavioral Health
  • Section 87.2—Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and CAM
  • Section 87.3—Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Acupuncture
  • Chapter 88—Osteoarthritis and CAM
  • Chapter 89—Seasonal Allergies and CAM
  • Chapter 90—Sleep Disorders and CAM
  • Part IX: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 91—Glossary of Terms Related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Chapter 92—Directory of Organizations That Provide Information about Complementary and Alternative Medicine