Introduction to Complementary Medicine

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Allen & Unwin, Nov 1, 2003 - Medical - 384 pages
* What is complementary medicine?

* What evidence is there to support its use?

* What can orthodox medicine learn from holistic practices?

Providing a sound introduction to the range of treatments and philosophies usually termed 'complementary and alternative medicine', this book offers a systematic explanation of the philosophies and practices that underpin contemporary complementary medicine.

Introduction to Complementary Medicine examines the rise in popularity of complementary medicine and discusses the challenges of developing a more integrated system of health care.

Drawing on recent research, this book explores the development, application, evidence, contraindications and appropriateness of a wide range of traditional systems of medicine and healing modalities, including Herbal Medicine, Massage, Osteopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Aromatherapy, Chiropractic, Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation.

Written by leading academics, researchers and experienced practitioners, Introduction to Complementary Medicine is designed to be used as a reference for students and practitioners in a range of health professions.

With a foreword by Dr Joseph Pizzorno ND
 

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Contents

Philosophies of healing
13
Ayurvcda
25
Indigenous healing
48
Traditional Chinese Medicine
67
Patching van dcr Sluijs Alan Bensoussan
87
Kylie A OBrien Charlie Changli
110
Chi mractic
135
Counselling
152
Hans Wohlmuth
205
Massage therapy
229
Nutrition
245
Osteopathy
263
Yoga and meditation
276
Conclusion Challenges facing integrated medicine
296
References
309
Index
355

Bach FlowersAustralian Bush Flower Essences
172
Herbal medicine
191

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About the author (2003)

Terry Robson works as a health journalist and is a health reporter for radio and television networks around Australia. Terry is a fully qualified naturopath (Nature Care College) who has worked in private practice, the manufacture of complementary medicines and as deputy editor of International WellBeing magazine. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Australian National University) majoring in psychology and ancient history/archaeology and a Diploma of Education (University of Sydney).

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