Fundamentals of complementary and alternative medicine / [edited by] Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics and Department of Pharmacology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, former Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; with forewords by C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD (1916-2013), former Surgeon-General of the United States, Aviad Haramati, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology and Department of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, George D. Lundberg, MD, former Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Medical Association, 1982-1999, and the Medscape, Journal of Medicine and eMedicine from WebMD, 1999-2009, Consulting Professor, Stanford University, President and Chair, the Lundberg Institute.

Fifth edition.
St. Louis, Missouri : Saunders/Elsevier, [2015]
xvii, 702 pages ; 29 cm
Alternative medicine.
Medical subjects:
Complementary Therapies.
Local subjects:
Complementary Therapies. (search)
Section one: Foundations : Characteristics of complementary and alternative medicine ; Translation from conventional medicine ; Issues and challenges in integrative medicine ; CAM and the community ; Social and cultural factors in medicine
Section two: Mind, body, and spirit : Vitalism ; Mind-body thought and practice: Great Britain to early and late America ; Neurohumoral physiology and psychoneuroimmunology ; Mind-body science and placebo effects ; Mind-body therapies, stress, and pyschometrics ; Prayer, religion, and spirituality ; Creative and expressive arts therapies ; Humor, health, and wellness
Section three: Energetics, manual healing, bodywork, and yoga : Energy medicine ; Biophysics: electricity, light, magnetism, and sound ; Principles of bodywork ; Massage, bodywork, and touch therapies ; Osteopathy ; Chiropractic ; Reflexology ; Yoga
Section four: Natural and alternative western therapies : Nature cure, naturopathy, and natural medicine ; Contemporary naturopathic medicine ; Ethnobotany and western herbalism ; Appendix: Mainstream research on herbal remedies ; Aromatherapy and plant essential oils ; Nutrition, hydration, and diet therapies ; Ecological pharmacy: molecular biology to systems theory
Section five: Global ethnomedical systems: Asia and the Middle East : Traditional medicine of China and East Asia ; Classical acupuncture ; Tibetan medicine ; Traditional medicines of India: Ayurveda and Siddha ; Unani medicine ; Sufism and healing in the Middle East
Section six: Global ethnomedical systems: Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific : Traditional healing: ethnomedicine, shamanism, and origins ; Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia, Indochina, and Vietnam ; Blending of Chinese, Ayurvedic, Islamic, and Shamanic healings: Burma, Thailand, and Nepal ; Native North American healing and herbal remedies ; Central and South American healing and herbal remedies ; Latin American curanderismo ; Hawaii, South Pacific and Philippine Islands; Alaska and Pacific Northwest ; African healing and becoming a traditional healer ; Magico-religious traditions and neo-Shamanism ; Modern Asia, Africa, Americas, and the Pacific.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Micozzi, Marc S., 1953- editor.
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