Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

by Wayne B. Jonas, Jeffrey S. Levin (Editor)
Four out of ten patients visited a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner last year–Your Patients!

Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides you with the information you need to understand this phenomenon. This practical source brings together today’s leading CAM researchers and practitioners to offer the reader insights into the social and scientific foundations of CAM, the safety and efficacy of CAM products and practices, and overviews of 20 commonly used CAM modalities. Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine helps you inform, educate, and treat patients who are interested in or currently using CAM.

  • Focuses specifically on the issues and alternative practices that are most applicable to mainstream medicine
  • Covers social and scientific issues such as ethics; science and ther interface of conventional and CAM; and evidence-based CAM. An entire section is devoted to the safety of CAM products and practices.
  • Includes chapters on the more common CAM systems, such as homeopathy, naturopathy, massage therapy, Ayurveda, acupuncture, biofeedback, and hypnotherapy.

“…focuses on the issues & alternative practices that are most applicable to mainstream medicine… covers social and scientific issues and explains how to practice evidence-based complementary/alternative medicine.”

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