Books by Subject

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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    William C.S. Cho, editor.
    Springer2012
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    Tianjun Wang.
    Springer2021
    This book systematically introduces the Brain in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its acupuncture treatments. It discusses the origin and development of the TCM Brain theory, and presents current research on brain and acupuncture, the unique brain related techniques such as scalp acupuncture and Dao-qi technique, the new developing acupuncture treatment methods for brain-related conditions, such as stroke, Parkinson's, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, autism, cerebral palsy and depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder among others. This book is of interest to TCM and acupuncture practitioners in the West, as well as acupuncture researchers and lecturers. It gives a new understanding of the brain and treatments for brain-related conditions from a complementary medicine point of view.
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    Yuan Chi Lin, Eric Hsu, editors.
    Springer2014
    Acupuncture for Pain Management is intended as the premier resource for learning the fundamentals of the art of medical acupuncture. Edited by top pain medicine specialists at Harvard and UCLA, and based on their popular annual workshop at the American Society for Anesthesiologists, the book is the perfect synthesis of Western and Chinese medicine. Anesthesiologists, pain medicine specialists, primary care physicians, osteopaths, neurologists, psychiatrists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and other health professionals looking to add acupuncture to their repertoire will benefit from the concise and practical approach of the book. Features: Each individual meridian discussed in detail acupuncture for 25 clinical conditions, including headache, menstrual pain, low back pain, insomnia, and more. Aimed at acupuncturists as well as practitioners who want to add acupuncture to their clinical armamentarium.
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    Val Hopwood, Clare Donnellan.
    ScienceDirect2010
    History and background of traditional Chinese medicine in neurological conditions -- Researching a complex intervention -- Current context : neurological rehabilitation and neurological physiotherapy -- Western medical acupuncture in neurological conditions -- Practical application of western medical acupuncture in neurological conditions -- Acquired brain injury : stroke, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury -- Parkinson's disease and related conditions -- Multiple sclerosis -- Spinal cord injury and disease -- Peripheral nervous system disorders -- Motor neurone disease -- Pulling it together.
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    Ying Xia, Xiaoding Cao, Gencheng Wu, Jieshi Cheng [editors].
    Springer2010
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    Gunjan Goel, Ashok Kumar, editors.
    Springer2021
    "This book focuses on probiotics as sustainable foods and medicines, discussing issues such as screening and identification of probiotics, health claims, and advances in processing technologies, as well as food safety. Based on sound scientific research, the book is a unique reference resource for food scientists interested in development of probiotic based functional foods and their marketing. It will also appeal to those working in the area of regulations regarding the use of and health claims for fermented foods, both locally and globally"--Publisher's website.
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    Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson.
    ProQuest Ebook Central2017Limited to 2 simultaneous users
    Sweeps away the misconceptions around mindfulness and other forms of meditation, showing how smart practice can change our personal traits and even our genome for the better. Goleman and Davidson reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time findings that show how meditation--without drugs or high expense--can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, and redesign our neural circuitry.
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    Moulay Alaoui-Jamali, editor.
    Springer2010
    Overview of efficacy and limitation of standard and targeted therapy for malignant disease using lung cancer as a case study -- Overview of current TCM practice and potential impacts on conventional therapies -- Complementary and alternative medicine for cancer care in India: basic and clinical perspective -- Esophageal cancer -- Gastric cancer -- Colorectal cancer -- Liver cancer -- Pancreatic cancer -- Breast cancer -- Ovarian cancer -- Prostate cancer -- Kidney cancer -- Bladder cancer -- Brain cancer -- Complementary and alternative treatments for the management of cancer-related fatigue -- Complementary and alternative treatments for the management of cancer-related pain -- Challenges conducting clinical trials with herbal products in oncology -- Herbal product-drug interactions from a pharmacological perspective -- Patient-physician relationship: creating an optimal healing environment -- Legal issues in alternative treatment of cancer -- Intellectual property for alternative medicine -- Chemical-biology of natural products from medicinal plants for cancer therapy -- Flavonoids in cancer prevention and therapy: chemistry, pharmacology, mechanisms of action, and perspectives for cancer drug discovery -- Marine natural products and their synthetic derivatives for cancer therapy -- Natural product-like scaffolds for molecular dissection of macromolecular interactions and new therapeutic applications -- Mining natural product-derived molecules against cancer targets: the case of the androgen receptor in prostate cancer.
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    Edzard Ernst.
    Springer2019
    Alternative medicine (AM) is hugely popular; about 40% of the US general population have used at least one type of alternative treatment in the past year, and in Germany this figure is around 70%. The money spent on AM is considerable: the global market is expected to reach nearly US $ 200 billion by 2025, with most of these funds coming directly out of consumers pockets. The reasons for this popularity are complex, but misinformation is certainly a prominent factor. The media seem to have an insatiable appetite for the subject and often report uncritically on it. Misinformation about AM on the Internet (currently about 50 million websites are focused on AM) is much more the rule than the exception. Consumers are thus being bombarded with misinformation on AM, and they are ill-protected from such misinformation and therefore prone to making wrong, unwise or dangerous therapeutic decisions, endangering their health and wasting their money. This book is a reference text aimed at guiding consumers through the maze of AM. The concept of the book is straightforward. It has two main parts. The first, short section provides essential background on AM, explaining in simple terms what is (and what is not) good, reliable evidence, and addressing other relevant issues like, for instance, the placebo response, informed consent, integrative medicine, etc. The second and main part consists of 150 short chapters, topically grouped and each dedicated to one single alternative therapeutic or diagnostic method. In each of them, seven critical points are raised. These points relate to issues that are important for consumers decisions whether it is worth trying the method in question. Restricting the discussion to just seven points means that issues must be prioritized to those themes which are most relevant in the context of each given modality.
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    Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq, May Nasser Bin-Jumah, Sarah I. Alothman, Hanan A. Henidi, editors.
    Springer2021
    This research volume examines the available alternative, complementary, pharmaceutical and vaccine methods for treating, mitigating, or preventing COVID-19. Coverage includes traditional Chinese medicine, herbal remedies, nutraceutical/dietary options, and drug/vaccine therapies. All the methods discussed will be critically examined to provide readers with a full, unbiased overview that includes pros/cons of each method. While the nature of COVID-19 is still being studied, and new research and theories are being published daily, this book endeavors to provide readers with a comprehensive summary of current research on alternative and mainstream treatment and prevention methods.
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    [by Andrew J. Meyr].
    "A physician from Philadelphia offers a guide to meditation and well-being for students of medicine, their teachers, and their patients."
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    Evandro Fei Fang, Tzi Bun Ng, editors.
    Springer2013
    The modern unhealthy diet and lifestyle in conjunction with pathogens, environmental carcinogens and multiple other risk factors increase humans' susceptibility to different diseases exemplified by elevated levels of cancers, cardiovascular and communicable diseases. Screening of potential drugs from medicinal plants and animals provides a promising strategy for the alleviation of the impact of these diseases. Components with potential medicinal applications include RIPs, RNases, lectins, protease inhibitors and numerous small compounds. These compounds have shown both preventive and therapeutic effects for humans. This book is a compilation of articles written by internationally renowned experts exploring the different uses of medicinal compounds in human therapeutics. Here we provide a comprehensive outlook on both qualitative and quantitative studies focusing on medicinal plants and animals, and establishing a link between laboratory research discovery and clinical applications.
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    Terry Oleson ; foreword by Richard C. Niemtzow ; illustrations by Justin Schaid and Andrew Dickinson.
    ScienceDirect2014
    Overview and history of auriculotherapy -- Theoretical perspectives of auriculotherapy -- Overview of the anatomy of the auricle -- Overview of the auricular zone system -- Overview of auricular diagnosis procedures -- Overview of auriculotherapy treatment procedures -- Somatotopic representations on the external ear -- Clinical case studies of auriculotherapy -- Auriculotherapy treatment protocols.
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    edited by Yasmina Sultanbawa, Fazal Sultanbawa.
    TandFonline2016
    Overview of Australian native plants / Amanda Garner and La Vergne Lehmann -- Part I : Cultivation and production. Cultivation of anise myrtle (Syzygium anisatum) / Gary Mazzorana and Melissa Mazzorana -- Cultivation of bush tomato (Solanum centrale) : desert raisin / L. Slade Lee -- Cultivation of Davidson's plum (Davidsonia spp.) / Tony Page and Margo Watkins -- The reproductive systems of Davidson's plum (Davidsonia jerseyana, Davidsonia pruriens and Davidsonia johnsonii) and the potential for domestication / Frances Eliott [and 3 others] -- Cultivation of desert limes (Citrus glauca) / Jock Douglas -- Cultivation of Australian finger lime (Citrus australasica) / Sheryl Rennie -- Production of Terminalia ferdinandiana Excell. ('Kakadu plum') / Julian Gorman, Kim Courtenay and Chris Brady -- Cultivation of lemon aspen (Acronychia acidula) / Rus Glover -- Cultivation of lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) / Gary Mazzorana and Melissa Mazzorana -- Cultivation of muntries (Kunzea pomifera F. Muell) / Fazal Sultanbawa -- Cultivation of native pepper (Tasmannia lanceolata) / Christopher D. Read -- Cultivation of quandong (Santalum acuminatum) / Ben Lethbridge -- Cultivation of riberry (Syzygium luehmannii) / Rus Glover -- Production of wattle seed (Acacia victoriae) / Lyle Dudley -- Part II : Food and health applications. Alternative medicines based on aboriginal traditional knowledge and culture / Donna Savigni -- Nutritional characteristics and bioactive compounds in Australian native plants : a review / David J. Williams and Mridusmita Chaliha -- Australian native plants : anti-obestiy and anti-inflammatory properties / David J. Williams, Mridusmita Chaliha and Yasmina Sultanbawa -- Food preservation and the antimicrobial activity of Australian native plants / Yasmina Sultanbawa -- Unique flavours from Australian native plants / Heather Smyth and Yasmina Sultanbawa -- Part III : Commercial applications. Native Australian plant extracts : cosmetic applications / Hazel MacTavish-West -- Processing of native plant foods and ingredients / Yasmina Sultanbawa -- Quality changes during packaging and storage of Australian native herbs / Mridusmita Chaliha -- Value chains : making the connections between producers and consumers of native plant foods / Anoma Ariyawardana, Ray Collins and Lilly Lim-Camacho -- New market opportunities for Australian indigenous food plants / Vic Cherikoff -- Appendix : Australian native food recipes / Jude Mayall.
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    M. Mohamed Essa, Mohammed Akbar, Gilles Guillemin, editors.
    Springer2016
    Focuses on the effects of natural products and their active components on brain function and neurodegenerative disease prevention. Phytochemicals such as alkaloids, terpenes, flavanoids, isoflavones, saponins etc are known to possess protective activity against many neurological diseases. The molecular mechanisms behind the curative effects rely mainly on the action of phytonutrients on distinct signaling pathways associated with protein folding and neuro-inflammation. The diverse array of bioactive nutrients present in these natural products plays a pivotal role in prevention and cure of various neurodegenerative diseases, disorders, or insults, such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease, traumatic brain injury, and other neuronal dysfunctions. However, the use of these antioxidants in the management of neurodegenerative conditions has so far been not well understood. This is a comprehensive collection addressing the effects on the brain of natural products and edible items such as reservatrol, curcumin, gingerol, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and marine products.
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    Gary D. Stoner, Navindra P. Seeram, editors.
    Springer2011
    Experimental investigations in the past 10-15 years have provided convincing evidence of the cancer preventive potential of berries. Berries and their components have been shown to reduce the malignant properties of cancer cells in culture by influencing genes associated with cancer development. In addition, diets containing freeze-dried berries have been shown to prevent cancer in animals, and recent data indicate that they also exhibit cancer preventive effects in humans.
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    Ghulam Md Ashraf, Athanasios Alexiou, editors.
    Springer2019
    This book discusses the latest research into the highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disease most commonly associated with aging: Alzheimers disease (AD). Even after years of research, Alzheimers disease is still far from being cured. It presents a range of common symptoms in the form of behavioral and cognitive impairments. This book describes the symptoms and the biology behind them. The contents covers latest findings on the genetics involved and various factors and pathways influencing disease development. It also covers various non-pharmacological therapies like immunotherapy, use of natural products, and employing nanotechnology in both the detection and treatment of AD. This book also highlights the role of diet and nutrition in healthy aging. Given its scope, it offers a valuable asset for researchers and clinicians alike.
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    Mahendra Rai, Avinash P. Ingle, Serenella Medici, editors.
    Springer2018
    Focused more specifically on the recent advances in applications of various metals and their complexes used in biomedicine, particularly in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases. The editors give equal importance to other key aspects such as toxicological issues and safety concerns. The application of metals in the biomedical field is highly interdisciplinary and has a broad appeal across all biomedical specialties. Biomedical Applications of Metals is particularly focused on covering the role of metals in medicine and the development of novel therapeutic products and solutions in the form of alternative medicines, and some topics on Indian traditional medicine i.e., "Ayurveda". In Section I, the book discusses the role of metals in medicines and include chapters on nanoparticles, noble metals, medical devices, copper. selenium, silver, and microbial pathogens; while Section II includes topics on metals toxicity including heavy metals, carcinogens, cancer therapy, Bhasma's and chelating agents used in Ayurveda, and biochemical and molecular targets including actions of metals. These new and emerging concepts of applications of metals in medicine, their crucial role in management of microbial resistance, and their use in the treatment of various chronic diseases is essential information for toxicologists, and clinical and biomedical researchers.
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    Martin Grassberger, Ronald A. Sherman, Olga S. Gileva, Christopher M.H. Kim, Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, editors.
    Springer2013
    Biotherapy, an introduction / John C.T. Church -- Maggot therapy / Ronald A. Sherman, Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, Martin Grassberger and Tarek I. Tantawi -- Hirudotherapy / Olga S. Gileva and Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu -- Apitherapy -- Bee venom therapy / Christopher M.H. Kim -- Apitherapy -- the use of honeybee products / Theodore Cherbuliez -- Ichthyotherapy / Martin Grassberger and Ronald A. Sherman -- Helminth therapy / David E. Elliott, David I. Pritchard, and Joel V. Weinstock -- Phage therapy / Elizabeth M. Kutter, Guram Gvasalia, Zemphira Alavidze and Erin Brewster -- Animal-assisted therapy: benefits and challenges / Mary Cole and Maureen Howard -- Equine-assisted therapy: an overview / Nina Ekholm Fry -- Canine olfactory detection of human disease / Claire Guest.
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    Jeonhee Jang.
    TandFonline2015
    Body reshaping for health and beauty -- A first look at the meridian system in TCM -- Who can benefit from this treatment? -- Body posture and homeostasis -- Six body types -- Anatomical approach type M1, M2, M3 -- Muscle meridian therapy and skin cutaneous therapy -- Treatment methods -- Specific clinical cautions and application.
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    published by the British Herbal Medicine Association and produced by the Association's Scientific Committee.
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    Yu Rencun, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China, Hong Hai, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
    World Scientific2017
    Principles of diagnosis and therapy in traditional Chinese medicine -- Herbs and prescriptions for therapy -- Cancer prevention and treatment using TCM -- Major forms of cancer and case studies -- Diet, exercise, and health cultivation.
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    Kenneth Finn, editor.
    Springer2020
    Legalization of marijuana is becoming increasingly prominent in the United States and around the world. While there is some discussion of the relationship between marijuana and overall health, a comprehensive resource that outlines the medical literature for several organ systems, as well as non-medical societal effects, has yet to be seen. While all physicians strive to practice evidence-based medicine, many clinicians aren't aware of the facts surrounding cannabis and are guided by public opinion. This first of its kind book is a comprehensive compilation of multiple facets of cannabis recommendation, use and effects from a variety of different perspectives. Comprised of chapters dedicated to separate fields of medicine, this evidence-based guide outlines the current data, or lack thereof, as well as the need for further study. The book begins with a general overview of the neurobiology and pharmacology of THC and hemp. It then delves into various medical concerns that plague specific disciplines of medicine such as psychiatry, cardiology, gastrointestinal and neurology, among others. The end of the book focuses on non-medical concerns such as public health and safety, driving impairment and legal implications. Comprised of case studies and meta-analyses, Cannabinoids in Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach provides clinicians with with a concise, evidence-based guide to various health concerns related to the use of marijuana. By addressing non-medical concerns, this book is also a useful resource for professionals working in the public health and legal fields.
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    Nicholas Grier.
    ProQuest Ebook Central2020
    As mental health is a critical but often neglected issue, especially among Black men, this book examines that sensitive topic in conjunction with reflections on race, gender, sexuality, and class to offer a hopeful and constructive framework for care and counseling and to point the way forward to integrating mental and spiritual health.
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    Jonathan Davidson.
    Springer2014
    Samuel Hahnemann: Rebarbative Genius -- Women, Reform, and Medical Leadership -- The Homeopathic Scalpel: Contributions to Surgery from the World of Homeopathy -- Homeopaths and the Dawning of Anesthesiology -- Homeopathy and the Mind: From Alienists to Neuroscientists -- Public Health -- The Early Days of Radiation: Homeopathic Shadows -- Heartbeat, Heart Failure, and Homeopathy -- Allergy and Allergic Disorders: Homeopathic Leaders -- Academic Homeopaths Reinvented -- Oncology -- Other Stars in the Sky -- Congress, Parliament, Presidents, and Monarchs -- Bioethics and the Contributions of Otto Guttentag -- Less Is More: Finding the Right Dose -- A Homeopathic Rogues' Gallery -- Concluding Thoughts.
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    Simon Peng-Keller, David Neuhold, editors.
    Springer2020
    This open access volume is the first academic book on the controversial issue of including spiritual care in integrated electronic medical records (EMR). Based on an international study group comprising researchers from Europe (The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland), the United States, Canada, and Australia, this edited collection provides an overview of different charting practices and experiences in various countries and healthcare contexts. Encompassing case studies and analyses of theological, ethical, legal, healthcare policy, and practical issues, the volume is a groundbreaking reference for future discussion, research, and strategic planning for inter- or multi-faith healthcare chaplains and other spiritual care providers involved in the new field of documenting spiritual care in EMR. Topics explored among the chapters include: Spiritual Care Charting/Documenting/Recording/Assessment Charting Spiritual Care: Psychiatric and Psychotherapeutic Aspects Palliative Chaplain Spiritual Assessment Progress Notes Charting Spiritual Care: Ethical Perspectives Charting Spiritual Care in Digital Health: Analyses and Perspectives Charting Spiritual Care: The Emerging Role of Chaplaincy Records in Global Health Care is an essential resource for researchers in interprofessional spiritual care and healthcare chaplaincy, healthcare chaplains and other spiritual caregivers (nurses, physicians, psychologists, etc.), practical theologians and health ethicists, and church and denominational representatives.
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    Raymond Cooper, Chun-Tao Che, Daniel Mok and Charmaine Tsang.
    TandFonline2018
    Chapter 1. Background and content -- Chapter 2. The beginning of TCM in China and TCM herbalism -- Chapter 3. TCM theory and practice -- Chapter 4. Traditional Chinese medicinal herbs -- Chapter 5. Examples of TCM formulas used in Chinese medicine -- Chapter 6. Examples of single Chinese and botanical medicines derived from TCM -- Chapter 7. TCM safety and regulations -- Chapter 8. The current use of TCM in China, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia -- Chapter 9. Global acceptance of TCM.
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    Yifan Yang ; foreword by Jeremy Ross.
    ScienceDirect2010
    Theories and concepts in the composition of Chinese herbal formulas -- Syndromes and formula composition.
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    Yifan Yang ; foreword by Mazin Al-Khafaji.
    ScienceDirect2010
    "Students and practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine must learn hundreds of commonly used herbs as the first step in studying Chinese herbal medicine. Additionally, junior practitioners lack the clinical experience required to ensure that they can skillfully select the appropriate herbs to use in the formulas. This presents them with a major challenge." "Chinese Herbal Medicines: Comparisons and Characteristics presents a method of learning individual herbs through vivid and clear discussion of their characteristics and through a comparison with other herbs of their characteristics and strengths. This clear and logical approach makes it easy for the user to understand and memorize the functions of specific herbs. It also enables experienced practitioners to improve their therapeutic results through the use of proper herbs to make better formulas."--BOOK JACKET.
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    Jörg Kastner, MD, LAc; Private Practice, Lünen, Germany.
    Thieme MedOne Education2021
    "For millennia, the Chinese have taught that a balanced and nutritious diet is an integral part of maintaining good health while healing a wide range of disorders. Here, in a new, third edition of the acclaimed Chinese Nutrition Therapy, the author further demystifies Chinese dietetics, one of the pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Joerg Kastner's introduction to the principles of TCM and the "energetics" of foods emphasizes a holistic approach throughout, providing readers with tools for integrating the principles of Chinese dietetics into their daily lives. Included are a comprehensive classification of more than 300 readily available foods: vegetables, grains, herbs and spices, fruit, meat, seafood, dairy products, and oils and fats. Many clinical examples and treatment suggestions artfully combine Western medical conditions with Chinese diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. The explanation of causes of diseases according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the different symptoms, and the lists of recommended foods and foods to avoid are supplemented by advice on the appropriate acupuncture treatments. This third edition has been expanded with chapters covering allergies, food sensitivities, dietary support in oncologic cases, fasting, "superfoods" and smoothies. Where appropriate, bridges have been constructed between the paradigms of TCM and those of contemporary scientific medicine. Highlights:
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    edited by Xijun Wang ; associate editors, Aihua Zhang, Hui Sun.
    ScienceDirect2015
    Ch. 1. Origin of Chinmedomics -- Ch. 2. Methods and protocols of Chinmedomics -- Ch. 3. Chinmedomics advancing drug discovery and development from Yinchenhao Tang -- Ch. 4. Chinmedomics approach dissects therapeutic properties of ShenQiWan acting on ShenYangXu Syndrome -- Ch. 5. Metabolic profiling and biomarkers analysis of jaundice syndrome -- Ch. 6. Metabolic profiling and biomarkers analysis of GanYu PiXu Syndrome -- Ch. 7. Metabolic profiling and biomarkers of Yinhuang Syndrome and evaluation of Yinchensini Tang -- Ch. 8. Metabolite profiling and biomarkers analysis of jaundice sydrome-related animal models -- Ch. 9. Metabolomic evaluation of hepatoprotective effect of Yinchenhao Tang and its major bioactive constituents -- Ch. 10. Metabolomics and proteomics annotate therapeutic mechanisms of geniposide -- Ch. 11. Metabolic profiling and potential biomarkers of ShenYinXu Syndrome and the therapeutic effect of Liuweidihuang Wan -- Ch. 12. Metabolic profiling of healthy persons treated with Liuweidihuang Wan -- Ch. 13. Metabolic profiling and potential biomarkers analysis of ShenYangXu Syndrome -- Ch. 14. Metabolic evaluation of ShenQiWan nourishing ShenYangXu Syndrome -- Ch. 15. Metabolic profiling and biomarkers analysis of XinQiXu Syndrome -- Ch. 16. Active constituents screening based on correlation analysis between marker metabolites and the absorbed constituents in WenXin formulae -- Ch. 17. Targeted synergism effects of the combined active constituents of Yinchenhao Tang -- Ch. 18. Metabolic profiling and biomarkers of Type 2 Diabetes and the effective evaluation of the Tinaqi Jiangtang capsule -- Ch. 19. Metabolic biomarkers of alcohol liver damage and the intervention effect of Yinchenhao Tang -- Ch. 20. Metabolic profiling and biomarkers analysis of insomnia and the intervention effects of Suanzaoren Decoction and its related active ingredients -- Ch. 21. Metabolic biomarkers of nonbacterial prostatisis and the treatment evaluation of Phellodendri Amurensis cortex and its main components -- Ch. 22. Metabolic profiling provides a system for the understanding of Alzheimer's Disease in rates post-treatment with Kaixin San -- Ch. 23. Metabolic profiles delineate the effect of Shengmai San on Alzheimer's Disease in rats -- Subject Index.
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    Edzard Ernst.
    Springer2020
    Of all forms of alternative medicine, chiropractic is the one that is most generally accepted. In the UK, for instance, chiropractors are regulated by statute and even have their own 'Royal College of Chiropractic. In the US, chiropractics country of origin, most chiropractors carry the title 'doctor and many consumers believe they are medically trained. Despite this high level of acceptance, chiropractic is wide open to criticism. The claims and assumptions made by chiropractors are far from evidence based. Chiropractic manipulations are of doubtful effectiveness and have regularly been associated with severe adverse effects, including multiple fatalities. The advice issued by chiropractors to patients and consumers is often less than responsible. The behaviour of chiropractors and their organisations is frequently less than professional. This book presents and discusses recent evidence in and around chiropractic in a factual and unemotional manner. It amounts to an evidence-based critique of this profession and discloses the often dangerously misleading information published for the lay audience. It thereby contributes to advancing public health and critical thinking.
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    Hildebert Wagner, Rudolf Bauer, Dieter Melchart, Pei-Gen Xiao, Anton Staudinger, editors.
    Springer2011
    This manual, to be published in two volumes, provides a condensed overview of the analytical investigation of 80 Chinese Herbal Drugs which are most frequently in use. Thin layer chromatographic-, high pressure liquid chromatographic- and gas chromatographic-fingerprint analytical techniques allow the detection of all main low-molecular constituents of a plant drug and even single constituents can be visualized. Analytical results thereof are shown in numerous color figures. The quality proof of the investigation meets the standard of the European Drug Regulatory Authority. Furthermore, this volume gives a detailed description of the analytical methods used for several drugs. Bioactive constituents, pharmacological and biological activities of several single herbal drugs as well as their therapeutic applications are discussed.
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    by Jingduan Yang, Daniel A. Monti.
    Oxford Medicine Online2017
    Introduction to clinical acupuncture and ancient Chinese medicine -- Human energy and vital substance -- Energetics of human and nature -- Human energetic anatomy -- Physiological functions of internal organs -- The psychology of the internal organs -- Pathophysiology of Qi and vital substances -- Pathophysiology of yin and yang -- Pathophysiology of energetic channels -- Evaluation of human energy -- Points of six principal yin channels -- Acupuncture point of six principal yang channels -- Acupuncture points on the eight extra channels -- The extra acupuncture points -- Therapeutic strategy of acupuncture -- Point selection and combination -- Acupuncture therapy -- Adjunctive therapies -- Self-care for the body, mind and spirit -- Modern studies on acupuncture.
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    Fabrizio Didonna, editor ; [foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn].
    Springer2009
    Introduction: Where new and old paths to dealing with suffering meet / Fabrizio Didonna -- Part 1. Theory, conceptualization, and phenomenology -- Mindfulness : What is it? Where did it come from? / Ronald D. Siegel, Christopher K. Germer, and Andrew Olendzki -- Mindfulness and meditation / Andrew Olendzki -- The neurobiology of mindfulness / Michael T. Treadway and Sara W. Lazar -- Toward a phenomenology of mindfulness : subjective experience and emotional correlates / Kirk Warren Brown and Shari Cordon -- Part 2. Clinical applications : general issues, rationale, and phenomenology -- Mindfulness and psychopathology : problem formulation / Nancy L. Kocovski, Zindel V. Segal, Susan R. Battista -- Emotional memory, mindfulness and compassion / Paul Gilbert and Dennis Tirch -- The use of metaphor to establish acceptance and mindfulness / Alethea A. Varra, Claudia Drossel, and Steven C. Hayes -- Mindfulness and feelings of emptiness / Fabrizio Didonna and Yolanda Rosillo Gonzalez -- Assessment of mindfulness / Ruth A. Baer, Erin Walsh, Emily L.B. Lykins -- Part 3. Mindfulness-based interventions for specific disorders -- Mindfulness and anxiety disorders : developing a wise relationship with the inner experience of fear / Jeffrey Greeson, Jeffrey Brantley -- Mindfulness and obsessive-compulsive disorder : developing a way to trust and validate one's internal experience / Fabrizio Didonna -- Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression and suicidality / Thorsten Barnhofer and Catherine Crane -- Mindfulness and borderline personality disorder / Shireen L. Rizvi, Stacy Shaw Welch, and Sona Dimidjian -- Mindfulness-based approaches to eating disorders / Ruth Q. Wolever and Jennifer L. Best -- Paradise lost : mindfulness and addictive behavior / Thomas Bien -- Mindfulness for trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder / Victoria M. Follette and Aditi Vijay -- Mindful awareness and ADHD / L. Zylowska, S.L. Smalley, J.M. Schwartz -- Mindfulness and psychosis / Antonio Pinto -- Mindfulness-based stress reduction for chronic pain management / Jacqueline Gardner-Nix -- Mindfulness-based interventions in oncology / Linda E. Carlson ... [et al.] -- Part 4. Mindfulness-based interventions for specific settings and populations -- Mindfulness-based intervention in an individual clinical setting : what difference mindfulness makes behind closed doors / Paul R. Fulton -- Mindfulness with children : working with difficult emotions / Trudy A. Goodman and Susan Kaiser Greenland -- Mindfulness-based elder care : communicating mindfulness to frail elders and their caregivers / Lucia McBee -- Mindfulness-based interventions in an inpatient setting / Fabrizio Didonna -- Training professionals in mindfulness : the heart of teaching / Susan Lesley Woods -- Appendix A : Mindfulness practice / Thomas Bien and Fabrizio Didonna -- Appendix B : Resources.
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    edited by Jerome Sarris, Jon Wardle.
    ClinicalKey2019
    "Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice articulates evidence-based clinical practice. It details the principles, treatment protocols and interventions at the forefront of naturopathic practice in the 21st century. Clinical Naturopathy equips you to critically evaluate your patients, analyse treatment protocols, and provide evidence-based prescriptions"--Publisher's description.
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    Steven James, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego.
    Cambridge2020
    "Plants have been a plentiful source of useful drugs and remedies throughout human history. In the early nineteenth century Friedrich Serturner isolated morphine from the opium plant. By 1827, morphine was marketed by Merck in Germany and the origins of the modern pharmaceutical industry began. Over the remainder of the nineteenth century further advances in organic chemistry led to identification of other drugs from plant material. Examples of important medicines developed from plants included quinine from the bark of the cinchona tree for the treatment of malaria and salicylic acid from the willow tree that eventually led to the development of aspirin (Anderson 2005)"-- Provided by publisher.
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    Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., Michael T. Murray, Herb Joiner-Bey.
    ClinicalKey Nursing2016
    Acne vulgaris and acne conglobata -- Affective disorders -- Alcohol dependence -- Alzheimer's disease -- Angina pectoris -- Aphthous stomatitis (aphthous ulcer / canker sore / ulcerative stomatitis) -- Asthma -- Atherosclerosis -- Atopic dermatitis (eczema) -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Bacterial sinusitis -- Benign prostatic hyperplasia -- Bronchitis and pneumonia -- Cancer: Integrated naturopathic support -- Carpal tunnel syndrome -- Celiac disease -- Cervical dysplasia -- Chronic candidiasis -- Chronic fatigue syndrome -- Congestive heart failure -- Cystitis -- Dermatitis herpetiformis -- Diabetes mellitus -- Endometriosis -- Epilepsy -- Erythema multiforme -- Fibrocystic breast disease -- Fibromyalgia syndrome -- Gallstones -- Glaucoma: Acute (angle-closure) and chronic (open-angle) -- Gout -- Hair loss in women -- Hepatitis, viral -- Herpes simplex -- HIV / AIDS: Naturopathic medical principles and practice -- Hypertension -- Hyperthyroidism -- Hyperventilation syndrome / breathing pattern disorders -- Hypoglycemia -- Hypothyroidism -- Infectious diarrhea -- Infertility, female -- Infertility, male -- Inflammatory bowel disease -- Insomnia -- Intestinal protozoan infestation and systemic illness -- Irritable bowel syndrome -- Kidney stones -- Leukoplakia -- Lichen planus -- Macular degeneration -- Maldigestion -- Menopause -- Menorrhagia -- Migraine headache -- Multiple sclerosis -- Obesity -- Osteoarthritis -- Osteoporosis -- Otitis media -- Parkinson's disease -- Pelvic inflammatory disease -- Peptic ulcers -- Periodontal disease -- Porphyrias -- Pregnancy health and primary prevention of adult disease -- Premenstrual syndrome -- Proctologic conditions -- Psoriasis -- Rheumatoid arthritis -- Rosacea -- Seborrheic dermatitis -- Senile (aging-related) cataracts -- Streptococcal pharyngitis -- Trichomoniasis -- Urticaria -- Uterine fibroids -- Vaginitis -- Varicose veins -- Index.
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    Hans-Ulrich Hecker [and others] ; with the collaboration of Stefan Kopp, Gustav Peters, Michael Hammes.
    Thieme MedOne Education2008
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    Mark A. Moyad.
    Springer2014
    Complementary & Alternative Medicine for Prostate and Urologic Health is designed to capture and clinically review the comprehensive database of clinical research articles that support and do not support the utilization of a variety of dietary supplements and other complementary medicines that physicians are exposed to in their daily practice. This is a critical distinction between this book and any other Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) books published to date. Each section of the book provides an easy to reference guide into the topic of interest for the individual that works in urology. The various sub-specialty groups in urology are adequately represented, which allows for a physician to rapidly and thoroughly investigate their topic of interest regardless of whether it is fertility, bladder cancer, or prostate disease. Rather than having to sort through the now thousands of articles published yearly on CAM in medicine, this volume focuses first on the specialty and secondarily how it compares to the overall CAM literature. Each chapter includes a summary page that will allow the physician a rapid review of the subject with a patient, colleague or student.
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    edited by David M. Benedek and Gary H. Wynn.
    Oxford Medicine Online2016
    The number of individuals diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder has increased in the past decade, not only in the military and veteran population but within the civilian population as well. Traditional treatments such as pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy have provided less-than-ideal results proving to be less effective when used alone to treat the disorder. In Complementary and Alternative Medicine for PTSD, COL David Benedek and LTC Gary Wynn offer insight into the future of complementary and alternative medicine, shining a light onto how these techniques fit into clinical practice to.
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    [edited by] K.B. Harikumar.
    TandFonline2017
    Prostate cancer: an introduction / Manendra Babu L., Yadu Vijayan, and K.B. Harikumar -- Global epidemiology of prostate cancer / Girish Sharma, Apoorva Arora, and Sudhir Rawal -- Medicinal plants with anticancer activity against prostate cancer: compilation of data published between 2010-2015 / Roland Hardman -- Triterpenoids and sesquiterpenoids for prostate cancer therapy / Muthu K. Shanmugam, Frank Arfuso, Alan Prem Kumar, and Gautam Sethi -- Green tea polyphenols in the prevention and therapy of prostate cancer / Eswar Shankar, Jeniece Montellano, and Sanjay Gupta -- Plumbagin and prostate cancer therapy / Reshma R.S., Revathy Nadhan, and Priya Srinivas -- Neem and prostate cancer therapy / Krishna Vanaja Donkena and Charles Y.F. Young -- Kava in prostate cancer prevention and treatment / Arman Walia, Nikta Rezakahn Khajeh, Michael Wu, Cyrus Khoyilar, and Xiaolin Zi -- Bitter melon extract and prostate cancer therapy / Ratna B. Ray and Sourav Bhattacharya -- Prostate cancer and the therapeutic potential of pomegranate / Omran Karmach, Manuela Martins-Green -- Zyflamend and prostate cancer therapy / Jay Whelan, Yi Zhao, E-Chu Huang, and Dallas Donohoe -- Scientific evaluation of the polyphenol rich whole food supplement Pomi-T® / Robert Thomas -- Approach of Ayurveda to prostate cancer / Vaishali Kuchewar -- Siddha medicine for prostate cancer / S. Selvarajan, T. Anandan, A. Rajendra Kumar, S. Syed Hissar, V. Gayathri Devi, and M. Srinivasan -- Homeopathic medicine for prostate health / Christopher Funes and Hakima Amri -- Yoga, naturopathy, acupuncture and prostate cancer therapy / Athira Thampi.
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    edited by Ronald Ross Watson.
    ScienceDirect2009
    Botanical and marine oils for treatment of arthritis -- Prolotherapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain -- Soy and cognition in the aging population -- Valerian and other CAM botanicals in treatment of sleep disturbances -- Botanicals and nutrition in the treatment of epilepsy -- Ginkgo biloba extract in prevention of age-associated diseases in elderly population -- Policosanol to manage dyslipidemia in older adults -- Health promoting benefits of chamomile in the elderly population -- Bamboo extract in the prevention of diabetes and breast cancer -- Cranberry and other dietary supplements for the treatment of urinary tract infections in aging women -- Black cohosh: chemopreventive and anticancer potential -- Integrating comprehensive and alternative medicine into stroke -- Socioeconomic aspects of the use of complementary and alternative medicine -- Noni (Morinda citrifolia) fruit as a functional food and dietary supplement for an aging population -- Botanical treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome -- Eggs and health: nutrient sources and supplement carriers -- Berries and cancer -- Flavonoids and cardiovascular health -- Ibogaine and the treatment of opiate addiction -- The potential of caffine for the inhibition of cognitive decline in the aged -- Five or more servings of fruit and vegetables each day for better health! -- Medicinal uses of vinegar -- Health-promoting effects of grape bioactive phytochemicals -- Isoflavones made simple - agonist activity for the beta-type estrogen receptor may mediate their health benefits -- Signal therapy: propolis and pepper extracts as cancer therapeutics -- Health benefits of traditional culinary and medicinal Mediterranean plants -- Quercetin: a potential complementary and alternative cancer therapy.
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    Ruth Lindquist, Mary Fran Tracy, Mariah Snyder, editors.
    R2Library2018
    The eighth edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to deliver innovative, practice guidelines for evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies that can easily be incorporated into curriculum and applied directly to practice. It describes holistic treatments that are culturally appropriate for clients across the lifespan and provides N-CLEX-relevant content.
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    edited by Helen Lavretsky, Martha Sajatovic, Charles Reynolds III.
    Oxford Medicine Online2016
    1. Exploring the Effects of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine Interventions on Late-life Mental Illness Through the Basic Mechanisms of Aging -- 2. Methodological Challenges in Developing and Delivering Preventive Health Interventions for Mental Health and Aging -- 3. Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices in Aging Adults -- 4. Natural Remedies for Mental Health and Aging -- 5. Human Intestinal Microbiota and Healthy Aging -- 6. Hormone Therapy, Mood, and Cognition -- 7. The Effects of Cannabis Use among Older Adults -- 8. Massage and Movement Therapies -- 9. Chiropractic Care -- 10. Homeopathic Treatment of Older Adults -- 11. Ayurveda for Healthy Aging and Health-Related Conditions -- 12. Aging and Mental Health from an Integrative East-West Perspective -- 13. Potential Use of Plant Adaptogens in Age-Related Disorders -- 14. Mind-Body Techniques to Improve Coping and Stress Response -- 15. Yoga as an Integrative Intervention in Healthy Aging and Aging-Related Disorders -- 16. Breathing Practices for Mental Health and Aging -- 17. Spiritual Issues and Interventions in Mental Health and Aging -- 18. Trance in Life Transitions: Hypnosis for Brain and Body -- 19. Creative Arts Therapies and Older Adults -- 20. Using the Internet to Find CAIM Resources for Mental Health Professionals and Their Older Patients -- 21. Resilience-Building Interventions for Successful and Positive Aging -- 22. Memory Training and Aging -- 23. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Agents in the Prevention of Late-Life Depression and Cognitive Decline -- 24. Lifestyle Interventions, Including Nutrition and Exercise, for Cognitive and Biological Aging -- 25. Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Late Life -- 26. Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine Interventions for Sleep Disorders in Older Adults -- 27. Acupuncture Treatment for Pain and Related Problems in the Elderly -- 28. Complementary and Integrative Interventions for Arthritis and Back Pain -- 29. Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine in the Treatment and Management of Dementia -- 30. Mind-Body Therapies for Cancer Survivors: Effects of Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation on Cancer-related Physical and Behavioral Symptoms -- 31. Hospice and Palliative Settings -- 32. Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Integrative Therapies in Long-term and Dementia Care Settings: Alternative Therapies in Residential Dementia Care Settings -- 33. Therapeutic Gardens and Expressive Therapies.
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    Clare Stephenson ; Forewords by Sandy Fritz, Val Hopwood, William Morris.
    ScienceDirect2013
    Unique ready reference for all complementary medicine, massage,therapy and manual therapy practitioners and students alerting them to 'red flag' symptoms which should be referred for Western medical investigation or emergency medical treatment. When can a patient be safely reassured and when do they need further investigation or treatment? 'Red flags' are clinical signs that suggest a patient needs prompt investigation and treatment for a potentially dangerous situation. Therapists increasingly find themselves working alongside conventionally trained doctors and nurses and it is vital for them to understand conventional medical diagnoses, symptoms and treatments and, crucially, to recognise warning signs of serious disease. This is essential in order to be a safe practitioner. Clare Stephenson's The Complementary Therapist's Guide to Red Flags and Referrals meets this need by providing an easily accessible reference to 'red flag'symptoms, designed especially for therapists. It offers guidance on how best to respond to those symptoms and signs of disease which can be readily discerned through routine history taking and basic examination of the body. The guidance is in language which is accessible to therapists, and clear advice is offered on when to refer patients to conventional medicine practitioners and how to communicate with doctors when making a referral. Clinical syndromes which merit rapid response are summarised for ease of reference.
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    edited by Michael T. Compton, Marc W. Manseau.
    ScienceDirect2018
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    Timothy R. Deer, editor-in-chief ; Michael S. Leong, associate editor-in-chief ; Asokumar Buvanendran, Vitaly Gordin, Philip S. Kim, Sunil J. Panchal, Albert L. Ray, associate editors.
    Springer2013
    Pt. 1. Medical approaches -- Pt. 2. Interventional approaches: anatomy and physiology of pain -- Pt. 3. Interventional approaches: neural blockade and neurolysis blocks -- Pt. 4. Interventional approaches: neuromodulation -- Pt. 5. Integrative approaches.
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    edited by Luisella Verotta, Maria Pia Macchi, and Padma Venkatasubramanian.
    TandFonline2015
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    Roland Schiffter, Professor of Neurology, Former Head Physician, Vivantes Augste-Viktoria Hospital and Vivantes-wenckeback Hospital, Berlin, Germany, Elke Harms, Former Practising Physical and Massage therapist, Oldenburg, Germany ; with the collaboration of Nancy Toner Weinberger, Youngsville, NC, USA.
    Thieme MedOne Education2014
    "In 1929 Germany, physiotherapist Elisabeth Dicke suffered from poor circulation in her right leg, acute back pain, and a host of other ailments. With no medical options offered beyond amputation of the leg, she turned to her own training for help. She began to massage the skin and subcutaneous fascia of the sacral bone and pelvic crest with pulling strokes. After several applications, she experienced less back pain, increased circulation to the leg, and within three months, disappearance of all symptoms. This was the beginning of Dickes systematic, scientifically based treatment method of connective tissue massage (or Bindegewebsmassage), now in wide use throughout the world. In this book, practitioners will get the first detailed, how-to description of connective tissue massage (CTM) {in the English language} including the principles, knowledge, and skills to implement it. Special Features: Begins with the origin and practical benefits of CTM, including its neuroanatomical and neurophysiological basis, Explores the relationship between the sensory, motor, and autonomic nervous systems and the complex reflex mechanisms that are activated by CTM therapy, Describes and illustrates specific stroking techniques that trigger the appropriate neural reflexes in every body segment, Shows how to make a diagnostic assessment based on skin, connective tissue, and muscle zones, Covers the full range of orthopedic, neurological, internal medicine, and gynecologic disorders that can be effectively treated with CTM. Complete with treatment plans, indications and contraindications, and modern medical guidelines, this book is essential for all physical and massage therapists and osteopaths who want to successfully integrate CTM into their practices. It is also a fascinating reference for physicians and other medical professionals who are interested in learning more about this important manual technique." --Provided by publisher.
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    Peter Conway ; foreword by Simon Mills.
    ScienceDirect2011
    Phytotherapy in context -- The therapeutic relationship in phytotherapy -- Aims and structure of the consultation -- On profiling and diagnosis : appreciating the patient's predicament -- Case history-taking : hearing the patient's story -- Physical examination and clinical investigation : other ways of knowing -- Concluding the consultation and providing ongoing care : coherence and continuity.
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    Ying Xia, Guanghong Ding, Gen-Cheng Wu, editors.
    Springer2013
    Acupuncture Modulation of Neural Transmitters/Modulators / Jianfeng Liang and Ying Xia -- Cellular Mechanisms in Acupuncture Points and Affected Sites / Wolfgang Schwarz and Quanbao Gu -- Function of Collagen and Mast Cells in Acupuncture Points / Guanghong Ding, Di Zhang, Meng Huang, Lina Wang and Wei Yao -- Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Basic Acupuncture Research / Florian Beissner -- Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Moxibustion / Ling Zhao and Xueyong Shen -- Acupuncture Treatment of Epilepsy / Dongman Chao and Ying Xia -- Acupuncture Treatment for Parkinson's Disease / Tetsuya Asakawa and Ying Xia -- Can Acupuncture Treat Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders? / Tetsuya Asakawa and Ying Xia -- Acupuncture Therapy for Vascular Cognitive Impairment / Guoqiang Wen, Tao Liu, Shixiong Huang, Qiao Fu and Tao Chen, et al. -- Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Antiaging / Huangan Wu -- Development and Progression of Auricular Acupuncture as a Treatment for Anxiety and Pain / Shu-Ming Wang -- Abdominal Acupuncture for Nerve Root Cervical Spondylosis / Xiangrui Wang and Yongjun Zheng -- Electro-acupuncture Regulation of Central Monoamine Neurotransmitters in Ischaemia-Reperfusion / Mingshu Xu, Linbao Ge and Dan Zhao -- Protective Effect of Acupuncture on Myocardium / Xianrui Wang and Yongjun Zheng -- Acupuncture's Role in Cardiovascular Homeostasis / Peng Li, Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi and John C. Longhurst -- Acupuncture in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Potential and Challenge / Yi Feng, Elisabet Stener-Victorin and Boying Chen -- Auricular Acupuncture for Pain and Inflammation / Shi Ping Zhang, Wai Yeung Chung and Yi Jie Zhan -- Glial-Neuronal Interactions in Electroacupuncture Analgesia / Hong Cao, Zhi-Qi Zhao, Gen-Cheng Wu and Yu-Qiu Zhang -- Meridian-Viscera Correlationship / Yiping Zhou, Keming Wang, Ling Hu, Meiqi Zhou and Zijian Wu, et al. -- Theory and Methodology of Evidence-Based Medicine in Acupuncture Research / Fanrong Liang, Tingting Ma, Wenjing Huang, Xi Wu and Ying Li, et al. -- Chinese Medicine as a Model of System Biology: Diagnosis as the Foundation of Acupoint Selection / Henry Johannes Greten -- Modernization of Acupuncture Using High-Tech Methods: Teleacupuncture Bridges Science and Practice / Gerhard Litscher -- Future Research in Acupuncture: Better Design and Analysis for Novel and Valid Findings / Tetsuya Asakawa and Ying Xia.
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    Rajkumar Rajendram, Victor R. Preedy, Vinood B. Patel, editors.
    Springer2015
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    Amlan K. Patra, editors.
    Springer2012
    An Overview of Antimicrobial Properties of Different Classes of Phytochemicals / Amlan Kumar Patra -- Antimicrobial Properties of Flavonoids / Luisa Pistelli and Irene Giorgi -- Antiviral Properties of Phytochemicals / Ai-Lin Liu and Guan-Hua Du -- Antimicrobial Properties of Organosulfur Compounds / Osman Sagdic and Fatih Tornuk -- Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oils / Danuta Kalemba, Martyna Matla and Anna Smętek -- Phytochemicals Against Drug-Resistant Microbes / Manuel Sim{tilde}oes, Madalena Lemos and Lúcia C. Sim{tilde}oes -- Phytochemicals as Anti-microbial Food Preservatives / Mehrdad Tajkarimi and Salam A. Ibrahim -- Dietary Tannins on Microbial Ecology of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Ruminants / Amlan Kumar Patra, Byeng-Ryel Min and Jyotisna Saxena -- Manipulating Ruminal Biohydrogenation by the Use of Plants Bioactive Compounds / Valentina Vasta and Rui J. B. Bessa -- Essentials Oils and Rumen Microbial Populations / Malgorzata Szumacher-Strabel and Adam Cieślak -- Saponins: Effects on Rumen Microbial Ecosystem and Metabolism in the Rumen / Elizabeth Wina -- Effect of Plant Secondary Metabolites on Rumen Methanogens and Methane Emissions by Ruminants / Devki Nandan Kamra, Mahesh Pawar and Beddyuti Singh -- Phytochemicals and Gut Microbial Populations in Non-ruminants / Artabandhu Sahoo and Nira Manik Soren.
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    T.K. Lim.
    v. 1. Fruits -- v. 2. Fruits -- v. 3. Fruits -- v. 4. Fruits -- v. 5. Fruits -- v. 6. Fruits -- v. 7. Flowers -- v. 8. Flowers
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    Jacopo Martellucci, editor ; forewords by Ernest H.J. Weil and Klaus Matzel.
    Springer2015
    "This book will enable the reader to gain a sound understanding of contemporary and futuristic evidence-based interventions and assessment procedures for pelvic floor disorders. It gathers the experiences of some of the most important experts on electrical stimulation techniques, offering a multidisciplinary and problem-oriented approach organized according to therapeutic goals. Interventions are recommended that are consistent with theory and display clinical efficacy for specific disorders, including urinary incontinence or retention, fecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, and neurological diseases involving the pelvic floor. All of the surgical or rehabilitative techniques requiring electrical stimulation for the treatment of these disorders are explored, and essential background information is provided on functional anatomy, neurophysiology, and concepts in electrotherapy. This volume will be a very useful tool for urologists, general or colorectal surgeons, gynecologists, and anesthesiologists, and also physiotherapists and alternative medicine practitioners (a specific chapter focuses on electroacupuncture). It will assist in their clinical practice as they seek to help the very many patients who suffer from any of the wide range of functional pelvic floor disorders"--Publisher's description.
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    David A. Leeming, Kathryn Madden, Stanton Marlan (eds.).
    Springer2010
    Offers a definitive and intellectually rigorous collection of psychological interpretations of the stories, rituals, motifs, symbols, doctrines, dogmas, and experiences of the world's religious and mythological traditions.
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    Jiaju Zhou, Guirong Xie, Xinjian Yan.
    Springerv. 1, 2011
    Springerv. 2, 2011
    Springerv. 3, 2011
    Springerv. 4, 2011
    Springerv. 5, 2011
    Springerv. 6, 2011
    v. 1. Isolated compounds A-C -- v. 2. Isolated compunds D-G -- v. 3. Isolated compunds H-M -- v. 4. Isolated compunds N-S -- v. 4. Isolated compunds N-S -- v. 5. Isolated compunds T-Z, references, TCM plants and congeners -- v. 6. Indexes.
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    edited by David Mayor, Marc S. Micozzi ; foreword by James L. Oschman.
    ScienceDirect2011
    Qi in Asian medicine / Nancy N. Chen -- Flows and blockages in Rwandan ritual and notions of the body / Christopher C. Taylor -- Elemental souls and vernacular qi : some attributes of what moves us / David Mayor -- The anatomical foundations of qi / John L. Stump -- Qi in China's traditional medicine : the example of tuina / Kevin V. Ergil and Marc S. Micozzi -- Qi cultivation in qigong and taiji quan / Gideon Enz -- Qigong theory and research / Amy L. Ai -- The language of qi, quantum physics, and the superimplicate body / F. David Peat -- Qi and the frequencies of bioelectricity / Cyril W. Smith -- Systems theory : trapping and mapping healing with qi / Christopher Low -- The physiology of qi / Hakima Amri and Mones S. Abu-Asab -- Energy and medicine / John A. Ives and Wayne B. Jonas -- What does it mean to practice an energy medicine? / Claire M. Cassidy -- Evidencing energy : experiences in acupuncture and therapeutic bodywork (zero balancing) / Tim Newman -- Eight modalities for working with qi : chakra acupuncture, with qigong, meditation, and the five sources of energy / Gabriel Stux -- Ki in shiatsu / Patrizia Stefanini -- Bioelectricity and qi : a microcurrent approach / Darren Starwynn -- Energy psychology : working with mind-body synergy / Phil Mollon -- Craniosacral biodynamics / Franklyn Sills -- Qi in children / May Loo -- Qigong, taiji quan (tai chi) and HIV : the psychoneuroimmunology connection / Mary Lou Galantino and Laura Muscatello -- Energy-based therapies in neurology : the example of therapeutic touch / Eric Leskowitz -- Qi in chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia / Carolyn McMakin and Peter H. Fraser -- The electrical heart : energy in cardiac health and disease / Alan Watkins -- Themes of qi and a dozen definitions : content analysis and discussion / David Mayor and Marc S. Micozzi.
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    Robert Tisserand, Rodney Young ; foreword by Elizabeth M Williamson.
    ScienceDirect2014
    Introduction -- Essential oil composition -- Toxicity -- Kinetics and dosing -- The skin -- The respiratory system -- The cardiovascular system -- The urinary system -- The digestive system -- The nervous system -- The reproductive system -- Cancer and the immune system -- Essential oil profiles -- Constituent profiles -- General safety guidelines.
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    Shengyan Xi, Yuewen Gong.
    ScienceDirect2017
    Essentials of Chinese Materia Medica and Medical Formulas: New Century Traditional Chinese Medicine presents specific knowledge about the source, medicinal nature, action and application of more than 800 commonly-used Chinese materia medica, as well as the efficacy and application of more than 740 kinds of commonly-used Chinese medical formulas. Notably, all of the content is presented in table form, making the information easier to access, understand and apply. Each primary herbal medicine is introduced with color pictures, and each primary formula is presented with efficacy analysis pictures. The book provides readers with essential information on Chinese materia medica and formulas and how to use them accurately, including the most common Chinese materia medica used in clinics and in commonly used clinical formulas. This is an essential reference for traditional medical professionals and those interested in traditional Chinese medicine, including advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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    Zhanwen Liu, editor ; Liang Liu, associate editor.
    Springerv. 1, 2009
    Springerv. 2, 2009
    Springerv. 3, 2009
    Volume 1. Foundations of Chinese Medicine -- Volume 2. Clinical Fundamentals in Chinese Medicine -- Volume 3. Essentials of the Clinical Specialties in Chinese Medicine.
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    editors: T. Pullaiah, K.V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur.
    TandFonline2018
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    Hildebert Wagner, Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenich, editors.
    Springer2013
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    Cho, William C. S.
    Springerv. 1-, 2011-
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    David Camfield, Erica McIntyre, Jerome Sarris, editors.
    Springer2016
    Introduction -- Part I: Clinical evidence in support of herbal and nutritional treatments for anxiety: Herbal Anxiolytics with sedative actions -- Adaptogens -- Cognitive Anxiolytics -- Nutritional-based Nutraceuticals -- Treatments for comorbid anxiety and mood disorders -- Part II: Traditional Treatments in Need of further study: Plant-based Psychotropics -- Other Potential anxiolytic Phytotherapies -- Part III: Clinical Perspectives and Case Studies -- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Panic -- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder -- Comorbid Anxiety and Depression -- Appendix: Herb-drug Interactions table.
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    William C.S. Cho, editor.
    Springer2013
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    Sanjeev Rastogi, editor ; Francesco Chiappelli, Manisha Harish Ramchandani, Ram Harsh Singh, co-editors.
    Springer2012
    pt. I. Evidence-Based and Comparative Effectiveness Analysis -- 1. Fundamentals: Evidence-Based Practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Perspectives, Protocols, Problems, and Potentials / Francesco Chiappelli -- pt. II. Evidence-Based Medicine and Ayurveda -- 2. Transforming Ayurveda: Stepping into the Realm of Evidence-Based Practice / Ram Harsh Singh -- 3. Diet and Nutrition Concepts in Ayurveda: Gleaming into Opportunities for Evidence-Based Applications in Health Care / Rajiv Rastogi -- 4. Clinical Evidence in the Tradition of Ayurveda / P. Ram Manohar -- 5. Evidence-Based Traditional Persian Medicine / Francesco Chiappelli -- pt. III. Substantiating Ayurvedic Theory and Practice Toward Evidence-Base -- 6. Prakriti Analysis in Ayurveda: Envisaging the Need of Better Diagnostic Tools / Sanjeev Rastogi -- 7. Panchakarma: Ayurvedic Detoxification and Allied Therapies---Is There Any Evidence? / Ingebritt Ziegler -- 8. Gut and Joint Interconnections: A Reappraisal to Ayurvedic Understanding of Joint Diseases / Ranjana Rastogi -- 9. Ayurvedic Approach to Cardiovascular Diseases: Delineating the Literary and Clinical Evidences / P.S. Srivastav -- 10. Rasayana Therapy and Rejuvenation / Sanjeev Rastogi -- 11. Translational Effectiveness in Ayurvedic Medicine: Implications for Oral Biology and Medicine / Francesco Chiappelli -- pt. IV. Towards Future Perspectives of Evidence-Based Ayurveda -- 12. Safety Aspects of Ayurvedic Drugs / Arun Gupta -- 13. Toward Evidence-Based Practice of Ayurveda: Extrapolating the Challenges in the Current Decade / Sanjeev Rastogi.
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    Siu-Wai Leung, Hao Hu, editors.
    Springer2016
    This book is a practical guide to the evidence-based medicine (EBM) research methods that are applicable to Chinese medicine (CM). It includes 3 parts: clinical research, healthcare data research and laboratory research. In each chapter, it explains how to acquire, analyze and evaluate a specific kind of CM research result. Authors exemplify the most important methods with successful cases in transforming reliable data into new knowledge of CM. This book emphasizes the requirements for CM researchers to design and conduct CM studies by following the best available principles, standards and guidelines.
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    Jaung-Geng Lin, editor.
    Springer2018
    This book focuses on the use of acupuncture as a possible and alternative treatment in analgesia, drug addiction, depression, itchiness, peripheral nerve regeneration, stroke, diabetes, cognitive deficits and sleep regulation. Formal recognition by WHO and UNESCO concerning the use and efficacy of acupuncture science in modern medicine has encouraged high levels of investment and commitment to research and development activities into acupuncture science from several top-level health science research and treatment institutes in China Mainland, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, France and the USA. This book aims to provide direction and guidance on how the medical community can proceed with acupuncturology in modern medical treatment and precision medicine.
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    edited by Mahendra Rai, Kateryna Kon.
    ScienceDirect2013
    Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and their Components offers scientists a single source aimed at fighting specific multidrug-resistant (MDR) microorganisms such as bacteria, protozoans, viruses and fungi using natural products. This essential reference discusses herbal extracts and essential oils used or under investigation to treat MDR infections, as well as those containing antimicrobial activity that could be of potential interest in future studies against MDR microorganisms. The need to combat multidrug-resistant microorganisms is an urgent one and this book provides important coverage of mechanism of action, the advantages and disadvantages of using herbal extracts, essential oils and their components and more to aid researchers in effective antimicrobial drug discovery . Addresses the need to develop safe and effective approaches to coping with resistance to all classes of antimicrobial drugs . Provides readers with current evidence-based content aimed at using herbal extracts and essential oils in antimicrobial drug development . Includes chapters devoted to the activity of herbal products against herpes, AIDS, tuberculosis, drug-resistant cancer cells and more.
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    Gardner, Alice G.
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    edited by Ping-Chung Leung, Debashis Panda.
    World Scientific2017
    "This unique book presents the differences and similarities of the oldest system of health care. All ancient medicine has strong philosophical background and management varieties related to treatment activities. Ayurveda is one such branch of medicine that is strongly linked to Yoga and traditional Chinese medicine including activities related to Martial Arts and Acupuncture. This book successfully merges Ayurveda with Chinese medicine thereby enhancing the understanding of the two systems"-- Provided by publisher.
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    Ran D. Anbar, editor.
    Springer2014
    Many children with medical conditions fail to improve despite physicians' best efforts. Sometimes, we ascribe this failure to lack of adherence to therapy, or to the severity of the condition. What we often fail to appreciate, however, is that sometimes the lack of improvement can be explained by the patients' psychological states. The first section of Functional Symptoms in Pediatric Disease: A Clinical Guide teaches children's health care providers to recognize functional symptoms that can complicate organic disease, as well as symptoms that are believed to be purely functional in origin. Literature reviews, case studies and quizzes are provided in each chapter, with video demonstrations included in some of the chapters. The second section of the book will help clinicians differentiate the patients for whom referral to a mental health provider is mandatory from those for whom other approaches may be useful. For the latter group, the book teaches clinicians to empower themselves by learning how to incorporate various therapies for functional disorders into their practice, including biofeedback, basic cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, hypnosis, acupressure, yoga and meditation. Practical strategies for obtaining training in these modalities are provided in the appendix. Useful for practicing clinicians including pediatricians, family practitioners, pediatric subspecialists, child psychiatrists, psychologists, other mental health care providers and practitioners of alternative and complementary medicine, Functional Symptoms in Pediatric Disease: A Clinical Guide is an important new book that will help children's health care providers consider the possible impact of functional contributions to the clinical presentation of their patients.
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    [edited by] Marc S. Micozzi ; with forewords by C. Everett Koop, Aviad Haramati, and George D. Lundberg.
    ClinicalKey Nursing2019
    Get a solid, global foundation of the therapies and evidence-based clinical applications of CAI. Fundamentals of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine, 6th Edition is filled with the most up-to-date information on scientific theory and research of holistic medicine from experts around the world. The 6th edition of this acclaimed text includes all new content on quantum biology and biofields in health and nursing, integrative mental health care, and homeopathic medicine. Its wide range of topics explores therapies most commonly seen in the U.S., such as energy medicine, mind-body therapies, and reflexology along with traditional medicine and practices from around the world. With detailed coverage of historic and contemporary applications, this text is a solid resource for all practitioners in the medical, health, and science fields! -- Provided by publisher.
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    edited by Zhibin Lin, Baoxue Yang.
    Springer2019
    "This book presents a state-of-the-art report on recent advances concerning Ganoderma and where the field is going. Although some older work is also cited, the main focus is on advances made over the past 20 years in the research history, classification, chemical components and industry of Ganoderma. Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi) has been used as a traditional medicine in Asian countries to maintain health and to treat diseases for more than two thousand years. Recently, its value has been demonstrated in preventing and treating certain diseases, such as tumors, liver disorders, renal injury, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, cerebral ischemia reperfusion, bronchitis etc. In addition, laboratory and clinical studies have confirmed that the chemical components of Ganoderma, such as Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide peptides and triterpenes isolated from the fruiting body of Ganoderma lucidum, produce diverse pharmacological effects. Ganoderma and its components play an important part in antioxidant stress, radical-scavenging, immunomodulation, and intracellular signaling regulation, and accordingly warrant further study. This book systematically reviews the latest advances in our understanding of Ganoderma's basic knowledge, history of modern research, species, cultivation, components, spore polysaccharide and industry of Ganoderma, and offers researchers and graduate students valuable new insights into the development and clinical applications of Ganoderma and related products"--Publisher's description.
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    Zhibin Lin, Baoxue Yang, editors.
    Springer2019
    This book presents a state-of-the-art report on recent advances concerning Ganoderma and where the field is going. Although some older work is also cited, the main focus is on advances made over the past 20 years in the pharmacology and clinical applications of Ganoderma. Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi) has been used as a traditional medicine in Asian countries to maintain health and to treat diseases for more than two thousand years. Recently, its value has been demonstrated in preventing and treating certain diseases, such as tumors, liver disorders, renal injury, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, cerebral ischemia reperfusion, bronchitis etc. In addition, laboratory and clinical studies have confirmed that the chemical components of Ganoderma, such as Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide peptides and triterpenes isolated from the fruiting body of Ganoderma lucidum, produce diverse pharmacological effects. Ganoderma and its components play an important part in antioxidant stress, radical-scavenging, immunomodulation, and intracellular signaling regulation, and accordingly warrant further study. This book systematically reviews the latest advances in our understanding of pharmacology and clinical applications of Ganoderma, and offers researchers and graduate students valuable new insights into the pharmacology and clinical applications of Ganoderma and related products.
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    edited by K. N. Nair.
    TandFonline2017
    Taxonomy of Syzygium / Wuu Kuang Soh -- Phylogeny of Syzygium / K.N. Nair and T.S. Rana -- The genus Syzygium in western Ghats / P. Sujanapal and C. Kunhikannan -- Diversity, distribution and life history of Syzygium cumini / Arun Kumar Kushwaha and Lal Babu Chaudhary -- Syzygium cumini in Ayurveda and other traditional medicare systems in India / S. Rajasekharan and Vinodkumar T.G. Nair -- Chemistry of Syzygium cumini / Sudhir Kumar and Rakesh Maurya -- Pharmacognosy and pharmacopoeial standards for Syzygium cumini / Madan Mohan Pandey and Aks Rawat -- Biological activities of Syzygium cumini and allied species / Varughese George and Palpu Pushpangadan -- Cancer immunology of Syzygium cumini / Sabira Mohammed and K.B. Harikumar -- The use of Syzygium cumini in nanotechnology / Avnesh Kumari, Vineet Kumar and Sudesh Kumar Yadav -- Genetic resources of Syzygium cumini in India: present status and management / S.K. Malik, Sanjay Singh, Rekha Chaudhury and Vartika Srivastava -- Horticultural management of Syzygium cumini / S.K. Tewari, Devendra Singh and R.C. Nainwal -- Potential of Syzygium cumini for biocontrol and phytoremediation / S.K. Tewari, R.C. Nainwal and Devendra Singh -- The usage of selected Syzygium species / Roland Hardman.
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    Eileen Miller ; illustrations by Kim Miller ; foreword by Robert Nickel.
    eBook Comp Acad2008
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    Arya Nielsen ; foreword by Ted J. Kaptchuk.
    ScienceDirect2013
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    Larry D. Purnell and Eric A. Fenkl.
    Springer2019
    This concise, easy-to-read book tackles the potentially awkward subject of culture in a direct, non-intimidating style. It prepares all health professionals in any clinical setting to conduct thorough assessments of individual from culturally specific population groups, making it especially valuable in today's team-oriented healthcare environment. The book is suitable for healthcare workers in all fields, particularly nurses who interact with the patients 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Based on the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence, it explores 26 different cultures and the issues that healthcare professionals need to be sensitive to. For each group, the book includes an overview of heritage, communication styles, family roles and organization, workforce issues, biocultural ecology, high-risk health behaviors, nutrition, pregnancy and child bearing, death rituals, spirituality, healthcare practices, and the views of healthcare providers. It also discusses the variant characteristics of culture that determine the diversity of values, beliefs, and practices in an individual's cultural heritage in order to help prevent stereotyping. These characteristics include age, generation, nationality, race, color, gender, religion, educational status, socioeconomic status, occupation, military status, political beliefs, urban versus rural residence, enclave identity, marital status, parental status, physical characteristics, sexual orientation, gender issues, health literacy, and reasons for migration. Each chapter offers specific instructions, guidelines, tips, intervention strategies, and approaches specific to a particular cultural population.
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    Peter A. Lio, Toral Patel, Neill T. Peters, Sarah Kasprowicz.
    Springer2015
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    edited by Charles S. Grob, Jim Grigsby.
    ProQuest Ebook Central2021
    "Given the limited effectiveness of conventional treatment options for many psychological disturbances, there is growing recognition of the need for innovation, and a willingness to examine even compounds once considered taboo, in the search for more efficacious treatments. With that in mind, our end goal with this volume is to create a comprehensive, trans-disciplinary guide that describes the current status of research. The book begins with a thorough discussion of the pharmacology of what are often called the "classic" or "serotonergic" hallucinogens, for which Nichols prefers the term "psychedelics." Following this are several chapters exploring the social, cultural, and political contexts in which the hallucinogens have been used over time. The book also provides an introduction to research conducted in the fields of anthropology and ethnobotany"-- Provided by publisher.
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    author(s): Ephraim Philip Lansky, Shifra Lansky, and Helena Maaria Paavilainen.
    TandFonline2017
    "Harmal: The Genus Peganum is an in-depth treatment of one of the most commanding plants in the botanical kingdom. Humble in appearance, modest in its needs, Peganum harmala has been venerated for millennia as a Deity-manifesting entheogen and a powerful medicine. This book traverses harmal's medicinal chemistry, its possible role in the origins of religion, and its employment from ancient times to the present in the therapy of patients suffering from infections, infestations, metabolic derangements, neurological degeneration, visual weakness, and cancer. Its peculiar indolic compounds, known as harmala alkaloids, are now appreciated as exerting profound effects on the mind and on the body. These effects are the result of the alkaloids' interactions with, and binding to, serotonin receptors on the cell surfaces of neurons in the brain and lymphocytes in the blood, the latter constituting the diffuse structural basis of the immune system. This biphasic modulation by harmala alkaloids has led to a novel pharmacologic re-visioning presented herein for the first time, the concept of a "lymphoneuric syncytium" and its possible long term tuning via "somatodelic" as well as "psychedelic" effects.The scientific rationale underlying the use of harmal in the medicines of the past and the healing technologies of our future is developed through exhaustive and meticulous explorations in both ethnopharmacology and modern phytochemistry. The presentation is enhanced through appraisals of the effects of harmal in two clinical cancer case scenarios, and of intentional inebriation and "provings" by one of the authors and a psychiatric colleague. The noted and esteemed botanically-trained physician Dr. Andrew Weil states in his Preface that this "monumental" volume will become the standard reference work in the field. Harmal: The Genus Peganum will be an invaluable addition to the personal libraries of professional pharmacognosists, botanists, physicians, psychologists, neuroscientists, and all persons interested in the interrelationship of consciousness, medicine, and coevolution. "--Provided by publisher.
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    Candy Gunther Brown.
    OSO2013
    This text tells the surprising story of how complementary and alternative medicine, CAM, entered biomedical and evangelical Christian mainstreams despite its roots in non-Christian religions and the lack of scientific evidence of its efficacy and safety.
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    Monique Frize.
    Atypon2013
    The first chapter describes the health care delivery systems in Canada and in the U.S. This is followed by examples of various approaches used to measure physiological variables in humans, either for the purpose of diagnosis or monitoring potential disease conditions; a brief description of sensor technologies is included. The function and role of the clinical engineer in managing medical technologies in industrialized and in developing countries are presented. This is followed by a chapter on patient safety (mainly electrical safety and electromagnetic interference); it includes a section on how to minimize liability and how develop a quality assurance program for technology management. The next chapter discusses applications of telemedicine, including technical, social, and ethical issues. The last chapter presents a discussion on the impact of technology on health care and the technology assessment process.
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    Monique Frize.
    Atypon2013
    Chapter 7 presents some statistics on the occurrence of medical errors and adverse events, and includes some technological solutions. A chapter on electronic medical records follows. The knowledge management process divided into four steps is described; this includes a discussion on data acquisition, storage, and retrieval. The next two chapters discuss the other three steps of the knowledge management process (knowledge discovery, knowledge translation, knowledge integration and sharing). The last chapter briefly discusses usability studies and clinical trials. The two parts consolidate material that supports courses on technology development and management issues in health care institutions. It can be useful for anyone involved in design, development, or research, whether in industry, hospitals, or government.
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    Gørill Haugan, Monica Eriksson, editors.
    Springer2021
    This Open Access textbook represents a vital contribution to global health education, offering insights into health promotion as part of patient care for bachelor’s and master’s students in health care (nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiotherapists, social care workers etc.) as well as health care professionals, and providing an overview of the field of health science and health promotion for PhD students and researchers. Written by leading experts from seven countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, it first discusses the theory of health promotion and vital concepts. It then presents updated evidence-based health promotion approaches in different populations (people with chronic diseases, cancer, heart failure, dementia, mental disorders, long-term ICU patients, elderly individuals, families with newborn babies, palliative care patients) and examines different health promotion approaches integrated into primary care services. This edited scientific anthology provides much-needed knowledge, translating research into guidelines for practice. Today’s medical approaches are highly developed; however, patients are human beings with a wholeness of body-mind-spirit. As such, providing high-quality and effective health care requires a holistic physical-psychological-social-spiritual model of health care is required. A great number of patients, both in hospitals and in primary health care, suffer from the lack of a holistic oriented health approach: Their condition is treated, but they feel scared, helpless and lonely. Health promotion focuses on improving people’s health in spite of illnesses. Accordingly, health care that supports/promotes patients’ health by identifying their health resources will result in better patient outcomes: shorter hospital stays, less re-hospitalization, being better able to cope at home and improved well-being, which in turn lead to lower health-care costs. This scientific anthology is the first of its kind, in that it connects health promotion with the salutogenic theory of health throughout the chapters. We here expand the understanding of health promotion beyond health protection and disease prevention. The book focuses on describing and explaining salutogenesis as an umbrella concept, not only as the key concept of sense of coherence. .
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    Anika Niambi Al-Shura ; medical illustrator, Samar Sobhy.
    ScienceDirect2014
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    Devi Datt Joshi.
    Springer2012
    Evidence based herbal drugs are on hi-acceptance day by day due to health friendly nature compared to synthetic drugs. The active ingredients in herbal drugs are different chemical classes, e.g. alkaloids, coumarins, flavonoids, glycosides, phenols, steroids, terpenes etc., are identified at molecular level using current analytical practices, which are unique characteristic, as finger, so known as fingerprints. The fingerprints are used for assessment of quality consistency and stability by visible observation and comparison of the standardized fingerprint pattern, have scientific potential to decipher the claims made on these drugs for authenticity and reliability of chemical constituents, with total traceability, which starts from the proper identification, season and area of collection, storage, their processing, stability during processing, and rationalizing the combinational in case of polyherbal drugs. These quality oriented documents have ample scientific logics so well accepted globally by regulatory authorities and industries, to determine intentional/ unintentional contamination, adulteration, pollutants, stability, quality, etc. parameters. Based on geo-climatic factors, a same plant species has different pharmacological properties due to different ingredients; such regional and morphological variations are identified by fingerprints, at the time of collection of the medicinal herb. The chromatographic (TLC, HPTLC, HPLC, GC,) and spectral (UV-Vis., FTIR, MNR, MS, LC-MS, GC-MS etc.) techniques have world-wide strong scientific approval as validated methods to generate the fingerprints of different chemical classes of active ingredients of herbal drugs. Presently there is a need for a book having all the fingerprinting techniques for herbal drugs at a place with theory, case studies and art to discover patentable forms. The present book is a mile stone in the subject, to be utilized by Scientists, Medical Doctors, Technicians, Industrialists, Researchers, and Students both in PG and UG levels.
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    This site features fact sheets on herbs and medicinal plants outlining where each herb is found, what it is used for, how it is used, and any safety concerns and possible drug interaction issues. Also includes publications, presentations, and educational materials on herbs. Searchable. Also available in Spanish. From the University of Texas (UT) at El Paso and UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program.
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    Bhupendra Koul.
    Springer2019
    This book provides detailed information on the various types of cancer, etiology, effects, and challenges associated with current cancer treatment regimes. The present edition has been written to reflect recent developments, success rates and lacunae in herbal and modern cancer therapies. It also describes the use of several herbal formulations to boost patients' immunity, in order to prevent or help them cope with several cancers. The book highlights several herbs/shrubs/trees that have been reported to possess anti-cancer properties, paving the way for in-depth research into the dose standardization and efficacy of plant-based bioactive molecules. It also focuses on the sustainable conservation of medicinal flora, so that, in future, novel biomolecules be extracted and made available for the treatment of various cancers. Given its highly relevant content, the book will benefit the entire cancer research community (students, scientists, pharmacists, herbalists and lecturers) at universities, research institutions and industry in the areas of oncology, herbal cancer therapy, biotechnology, drug discovery, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and various disciplines of the biomedical sciences.
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    Edzard Ernst.
    Springer2016
    Part I: The Facts of the Matter -- Introduction -- Definition and Main Principles of Homeopathy -- Myths about Homeopathy -- Current Popularity, Acceptance, and Regulation of Homeopathy -- History of Homeopathy -- Different Types of Homeopathy and Homeopaths -- The Patients of Homeopaths -- Homeopathy as a Criticism of Conventional Medicine -- Scientific Evidence -- Spurious Arguments for and Counter-Arguments against Homeopathy -- Part II: Lexicon of Homeopathy.
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    Gudrun Bornhöft, Peter F. Matthiessen (eds.) ; translated from the German by Margot M. Saar.
    Springer2011
    Introduction -- Background and objectives of HTA -- Introduction to the speciality of homeopathy - principles and definition -- Homeopathy: Research and Research Problems (preclinical and clinical) -- General problems with clinical trials in research -- HTA Homeopathy: Methods and Material -- International Utilisation of Complementary Medical Approaches -- CAM Conditions and Use in Switzerland -- Overview of Systematic Reviews on the Clinical Efficacy of Homeopathy -- Clinical Studies on the Effectiveness of Homeopathy for URTI/A (Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Allergic Reactions) -- Safety of Homeopathic Use -- Cost-effectiveness of Homeopathy -- Full discussion of the HTA results -- Synopsis.
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    Natalie Grams.
    Springer2019
    Homeopathy is over 200 years old and is still experiencing an uninterrupted influx of new practitioners and patients. Many patients and therapists swear by this "alternative healing method", which in some countries is even financed by health insurances. This seems completely incomprehensible to critics: For them it is clearly evident that homeopathy is hopelessly unscientific and has at best a placebo effect. The positions of supporters and opponents seem to be just as immutable as they are incompatible. This book answers some essential and fascinating questions: What remains of the founding ideas of homeopathy in 21st century medicine? Does it really work and, if so, how? Which of the original theories can we still apply today with a clear conscience and use for the benefit of patients and the healthcare system? Where does homeopathy have its limits and does it indeed need to be critically reconsidered and evaluated? The author has dealt with the points of criticism for years, but at the same time also takes seriously the wishes and concerns of patients who often feel insufficiently cared for by conventional medical practice. Against the background of her own personal history, her book attempts to bridge the gap between these two traditionally opposing camps.
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    Lauren R. Natbony, Mark W. Green, editors.
    Springer2021
    This practical and comprehensive title provides illuminating, evidence-based approaches in headache medicine for using traditional medical therapies in conjunction with alternative approaches to care. In all, the book details how multidisciplinary management and the combination of conventional and complementary medical services integrative medicine leads to superior patient outcomes: improved patient satisfaction, reduced stress, and more readily treatable, less serious illness. State-of-the-art and developed by experts in their fields, these 12 chapters present research and analysis of a wide range of non-pharmacologic interventions in headache care, seeking to inspire clinicians to formulate personalized headache treatment plans, and to work together by integrating their expertise in a multidisciplinary context to address patients' unique conditions, needs, circumstances, and treatment. Chapter one provides an overview of integrative medicine and proposes a step-wise approach for incorporating integrative modalities into a headache practice. Chapter two focuses on the attention to be paid to relevant aspects of a patient's medical history. The next four chapters discuss lifestyle factors that play a role in headache, including trigger identification, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. The scope of mind-body therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, and mindfulness is explored in chapter seven, and the psychology of pain is the subject of chapter eight. Chapter nine investigates the safety and efficacy of nutraceuticals, or pharmaceutical alternatives. The final three chapters review neuromodulation and interventional approaches to headache management. An invaluable and timely contribution to the clinical literature, Integrative Headache Medicine : An Evidence-Based Guide for Clinicians will be of great interest to neurologists, pain physicians, primary care clinicians, behavioral psychologists, psychiatrists, physical therapists, social workers, nutritionists and any other health professionals interested in delivering the highest quality care for headache patients.
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    edited by Anne Cawthorn, Peter A. Mackereth ; forewords by Aaron Kenneth Ward-Atherton, Bernadette Hillon.
    ScienceDirect2010
    The development of hypnotherapy in health care / Denise Rankin-Box -- An integrative model of hypnotherapy in clinical practice / Kevin Hinchliffe [and others] -- Professional, ethical, and legal issues in hypnotherapy / Julie Stone -- Research and hypnotherapy interventions / Graeme Donald -- Working with the therapeutic relationship / Anne Cawthorn & Bernadette Shepherd -- Progressive muscle relaxation : a remarkable tool for therapists and patients / Peter Mackereth & Lynne Tomlinson -- Anxiety and panic states : the calm model / Peter Mackereth & Paula Maycock -- Recognizing and integrating 'hypnotic trance' within touch therapy work / Ann Carter & Peter Mackereth -- Body image, sexuality, weight loss, and hypnotherapy / Anne Cawthorn & Kathy Stephenson -- Helping a person go smoke free : a reflective approach / Lynne Tomlinson, Paula Maycock & Peter Mackereth -- Hypno-psychotherapy for adjustment and resilience in cancer care / Elisabeth Taylor -- Hypnotherapeutic approaches to working with children / Kathy Stephenson -- Hypno-psychotherapy for functional gastrointestinal disorders / Elisabeth Taylor -- Existential hypnotherapy in life-threatening illness / Anne Cawthorn [and others].
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    [edited by] David Rakel.
    ScienceDirect2017
    ClinicalKey2017
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    Victoria Maizes, David Rakel, Catherine Niemiec ; commissioned for the IOM Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public, February 2009.
    IOM2009
    Integrative medicine has emerged as a potential solution to the American health care crisis. It provides care that is patient-centered, healing oriented, emphasizes the therapeutic relationship, and uses therapeutic approaches originating from conventional and alternative medicine. Initially driven by consumer demand, the attention integrative medicine places on understanding whole persons and assisting with lifestyle change is now being recognized as a strategy to address the epidemic of chronic diseases bankrupting our economy. This paper defines integrative medicine and its principles, describes the history of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in American health care, and discusses the current state and desired future of integrative medical practice. The importance of patient-centered care, patient empowerment, behavior change, continuity of care, outcomes research, and the challenges to successful integration are discussed. The authors suggest a model for an integrative health care system grounded in team-based care. A primary health partner, who knows the patient well, is able to addresses mind, body and spiritual needs, and coordinates care with the help of a team of practitioners is at the centerpiece. Collectively, the team can meet all the health needs of the particular patient and forms the patient centered medical home. The paper culminates with ten recommendations directed to key actors to facilitate the systemic changes needed for a functional health care delivery system. Recommendations include creating financial incentives aligned with health promotion and prevention. Insurers are requested to consider the total costs of care, the potential cost-effectiveness of lifestyle approaches and CAM modalities, and the value of longer office visits to develop a therapeutic relationship and stimulate behavioral change. Outcomes research to track the effectiveness of integrative models must be funded, as well as feedback and dissemination strategies. Additional competencies for primary health partners, including CAM and conventional medical providers, will need to be developed to foster successful integrative practices. Skills include learning to develop appropriate health care teams that function well in a medical home, developing an understanding of the diverse healing traditions, and enhancing communication skills. For integrative medicine to flourish in the U.S., new providers, new provider models, and a realignment of incentives and a commitment to health promotion and disease management will be required.
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    edited by Joseph F. Audette, Allison Bailey.
    Springer2008

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