The Handbook of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

The Handbook of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Author: Stephen Fulder

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UVA:X004541580

Category: Medical

Page: 354

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The Handbook examines the developing social position of alternative medicine, including legal, political, scientific, educational, and demographic aspects, and considers why people choose complementary therapies, how many do so, and what happens during and after their treatment. For each therapy, there is a concise review of the theoretical, practical, and research aspects, written in collaboration with a leading practitioner, and providing an authoritative introduction to the field. The book also includes an invaluable resource guide, covering all the significant colleges, professional bodies, and societies in this area of medicine, and detailing over 250 organizations, as well as an extensive glossary and bibliography. This third edition has been extensively rewritten, expanded, and updated, and reflects the dramatic increase in complementary medicine over the past few years - in the UK alone there are more alternative practitioners than general practitioners now. It charts the growing level of interest among medical professionals and the general public; the coverage of research has been extended; new sections have been added dealing with the UK National Health Service and education. The Handbook is an invaluable reference source for all medical practitioners, including nurses, researchers, and administrators, as well as members of the general public who want to make an informed choice about complementary medicine.

A-Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E-Book

A-Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E-Book

Author: Fiona Mantle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702049996

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 375

A-Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides a pocket-size quick reference of CAM, allowing conventional and complementary health practitioners to ascertain: - what the CAM intervention is - what it does - contraindications, precautions and interactions. With entries grouped under therapies, the guide provides easy access to many unfamiliar terms therefore providing an excellent resource for improving communication about CAM with patients. Contains approximately 3500 entries Grouped by therapy Includes information on contraindications, precautions and interactions Pocket size for convenience and portability Attractive design and durable flexi cover

Researching Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Researching Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Author: Jon Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134209125

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 460

Researching Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides a valuable and timely resource for those looking to understand, initiate and expand CAM research. This collection brings together leading international CAM researchers with backgrounds and expertise in a variety of areas including health social science, qualitative methodology, general practice, health services research and public health. Drawing upon their own research work and experience, the contributors explain and review core methods and research issues pertinent to contemporary CAM and its future development. Topics discussed include: the use and limitation of evidence in CAM research the issues facing practitioners (GPs, therapists, nurses, etc) who wish to conduct research how and why qualitative methods should be combined alongside quantitative methods to help explore CAM how the randomised control trial (RCT) method relates to CAM the future direction of CAM research in terms of public health and policy-related agendas. Researching Complementary and Alternative Medicine is essential reading for students, academics and researchers in CAM, health studies, medicine, nursing, medical sociology and public health. It will also appeal to CAM and allied health practitioners.

Methodologies for Effectively Assessing Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Methodologies for Effectively Assessing Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Author: Peter W. McCarthy, BSc, PhD

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857011978

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 985

Finding the right criteria to use when judging Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is essential if it is to stand up to criticism from those concerned about the importance of evidence-based medicine. This edited volume highlights how CAM requires different research tools and techniques from conventional medicine, and examines effective methodologies for accurately assessing CAM. Addressing a problem which is often cited as the reason for a failure to appreciate the potential in CAM approaches to patient care, experts from a wide array of CAM modalities suggest the most effective research methodology for each particular therapy and illustrate how a lack of adherence to that methodology produces a less effective assessment. Disciplines covered include Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, herbal medicine, craniosacral therapy, qigong and yoga. Providing direction in research and the best criteria to appropriately assess each discipline, this book highlights and responds to the issues underlying research in CAM. It will be of interest to anyone involved in CAM research, in addition to CAM practitioners and students, western medical practitioners looking to include CAM in their treatments, and anyone studying research design and methodology.

Oxford Handbook of Complementary Medicine

Oxford Handbook of Complementary Medicine

Author: Edzard Ernst

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199206775

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 928

This comprehensive guide provides healthcare professionals with accessible complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Presenting the evidence-base for each treatment and providing clear advice about the effectiveness and safety of CAM, this is an essential resource for all clinicians interested in alternative therapies.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Author: Merrijoy Kelner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134435494

Category: Medical

Page: 284

View: 318

The rapid growth of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) demands that the public, the medical world, social scientists, the media, and governments pay attention. People are questioning the limits of what modern medicine can accomplish and seeking additional ways to manage their health. While many are enthusiastically adopting complementary and alternative forms of medicine, others are more sceptical. Physicians' attitudes are in transition, and governments are pondering where this increasingly important phenomenon fits into the health care system. The challenge is to keep pace with the changing ways that people view health and illness, take reposibility for themselves, and incorporate CAM into their health care. This text brings together for the first time a wide range of leading North American and European social scientists to identify who uses CAM, why they use it, and how they find out about it. Presenting research from psychology, sociology, anthropology and public health, they alert us to the current context of CAM use and provide new models and techniques for understanding its future place in health care.

The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Author: Daniel Callahan

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589010161

Category: Medical

Page: 225

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At the center of the debate over complementary and alternative medicine--from acupuncture and chiropractic treatments to homeopathy and nutritional supplements--is how to scientifically measure the effectiveness of a particular treatment. Fourteen scholars from the fields of medicine, philosophy, sociology, and cultural and folklore studies examine that debate, and the clash between growing public support and the often hostile stance of clinicians and medical researchers. Proponents and critics have different methodologies and standards of evidence--raising the question of how much pluralism is acceptable in a medical context--particularly in light of differing worldviews and the struggle to define medicine in the modern world. The contributors address both the methodological problems of assessment and the conflicting cultural perspectives at work in a patient's choice of treatment. Sympathetic to CAM, the contributors nonetheless offer careful critiques of its claims, and suggest a variety of ways it can be taken seriously, yet subject to careful scrutiny.

Consumer Health & Integrative Medicine

Consumer Health & Integrative Medicine

Author: Linda Baily Synovitz

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284144123

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 356

View: 493

Today, being a health consumer encompasses more than being knowledgeable about traditional medicine and health practice but also includes the necessity to be well informed about the expading field of complementary and alternative medicine. Consumer Health and Integrative Medicine: Holistic View of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practices, Second Edition was written to expand upon the many alternative modalities that many other consumer health texts overlook. It includes chapters on the major alternative medicine systems and healing modalities, including Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathy, homeopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, massage, reflexology, and herbals or botanicals. The authors mission is to increase reader's knowledge base, not make up their mind, as we all make better choices related to our own personal health care practices when we are informed consumers.

So-Called Alternative Medicine (SCAM) for Cancer

So-Called Alternative Medicine (SCAM) for Cancer

Author: Edzard Ernst

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030741587

Category: Medical

Page: 223

View: 955

Cancer victims are bombarded with misleading information about alternative medicine. Many such treatments try to sell false hope at inflated prices, and many promise a cure without side-effects. This book explains why alternative cancer cures are a fallacious concept. However, it also outlines the important role of alternative medicine in supporting cancer patients and improving their quality of life.