Textbook of Natural Medicine

Textbook of Natural Medicine

Covering preventive, non-invasive, and natural treatments, Textbook of Natural Medicine, 4th Edition offers more than just alternative medicine. It promotes an integrated practice that can utilize natural medicine, traditional Western medicine, or a combination of both in a comprehensive, scientific treatment plan. Based on a combination of philosophy and clinical studies, Textbook of Natural Medicine helps you provide health care that identifies and controls the underlying causes of disease, is supportive of the body's own healing processes, and is considerate of each patient's unique biochemistry. Internationally known authors Joseph Pizzorno and Michael Murray include detailed pharmacologic information on herbs and supplements, plus evidence-based coverage of diseases and conditions to help you make accurate diagnoses and provide effective therapy. Comprehensive, unique coverage makes this book the gold standard in natural medicine. A scientific presentation includes the science behind concepts and treatments, and discusses Western medical treatments and how they can work with natural medicine in a comprehensive treatment plan; if natural medicine is not effective, this book recommends the Western treatment. Coverage of pharmacology of natural medicines includes the uses and potential dangers of nearly 80 herbal medicines, special nutrients, and other natural agents, addressing topics such as general information, chemical composition, history, pharmacology, clinical applications dosage, and toxicology. In-depth, evidence-based coverage of 73 diseases and conditions includes key diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology of diseases, and therapeutic rationales. Coverage of potential interactions between drugs, herbs, and supplements ensures the safest possible use for each of 79 herbs and supplements. Diagnostic procedures include practical, easy-to-follow descriptions of evidence-based techniques plus discussions of clinical application of diet analysis, food allergy testing, immune function assessment, fatty acid profiling, hair mineral analysis, and other diagnostic approaches. Common therapeutic modalities are described and reviewed, including botanical medicine, nutritional therapy, therapeutic fasting, exercise therapy, hydrotherapy, counseling, acupuncture, homeopathy, and soft tissue manipulation. Coverage of syndromes and therapies helps in understanding the underlying causes of diseases by discussing topics such as food reactions, functional toxicology, sports nutrition, stress management, and breathing pattern disorders. Coverage of the philosophy of natural medicine includes its history and background, with discussions of toxicity, detoxification, and scientific documentation of the healing actions of nature and natural substances. Internationally known authors Joseph Pizzorno and Michael Murray and more than 90 expert contributors provide material that is up to date, accurate, and informed. More than 10,000 research literature citations show that the content is based on science rather than opinions or anecdotes. 13 useful appendices offer quick lookup of frequently used charts, handouts, and information. New chapters are included on hot topics such as female infertility, medicinal mushrooms, natural products and quality control, pregnancy health and primary prevention, and Vitamin K; new appendices include a supplier certification questionnaire and cervical escharotics treatment. Thorough updates ensure that you use only the most current research and provide the most effective treatment of patients. Tabs in Specific Health Problems section separate more than 70 alphabetized d

Textbook of Natural Medicine

Textbook of Natural Medicine


Textbook of Natural Medicine

Textbook of Natural Medicine

Introducing the most comprehensive, most thoroughly researched, most carefully referenced, and most up-to-date text on natural medicines and complementary modalities. It covers a wide range of tests and approaches for managing and treating over 100 conditions and health problems. Inside, readers will find accurate, detailed pharmacologic information on herbs and supplements, and crucial knowledge for making recommendations to patients.

The Clinician's Handbook of Natural Medicine

The Clinician's Handbook of Natural Medicine

Written by leading authorities in complementary and integrative medicine, this convenient, quick-reference handbook provides clear and rational directives on diagnosing and treating specific diseases and disorders with natural medicine. You'll get concise summaries of diagnostic procedures, general considerations, therapeutic considerations, and therapeutic approaches for 84 of the most commonly seen conditions, 12 of which are new to this edition, plus naturopathic treatment methods and easy-to-follow condition flowcharts. Based on Pizzorno's trusted Textbook of Natural Medicine and the most current evidence available, it's your key to accessing reliable, natural diagnosis and treatment options in any setting. Expert authorship lends credibility to information. Scientifically verified content assures the most reliable coverage of diagnostic and natural treatment methods. Over 80 algorithms synthesize therapeutic content and provide support for your clinical judgment with a conceptual overview of case management. The book's compact size makes it portable for easy reference in any setting. A consistent organization saves you time and helps you make fast, accurate diagnoses. 12 NEW chapters enhance your treatment knowledge and understanding with information on important and newly emerging treatments and areas of interest, including: Cancer Endometriosis Fibromyalgia Hair Loss in Women Hyperventilation Syndrome Infectious Diarrhea Intestinal Protozoan Infestation Lichen Planus Parkinson's Disease Porphyrias Proctological Conditions Uterine Fibroids Each chapter is fully updated to reflect the content of the latest edition of Pizzorno's Textbook of Natural Medicine and keep you current on the safest and most effective natural interventions.

Cancer & Natural Medicine

A Textbook of Basic Science and Clinical Research

Cancer & Natural Medicine


The Clinician's Handbook of Natural Medicine

The Clinician's Handbook of Natural Medicine

Written by leading authorities in complementary and integrative medicine, this convenient, quick-reference handbook provides clear and rational directives on diagnosing and treating specific diseases and disorders with natural medicine. Includes naturopathic treatment methods and easy-to-follow condition flowcharts.

The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition

The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition

Features up-to-date coverage of holistic remedies for more than eighty common ailments, drawing on research in naturopathy to provide recommendations for topics ranging from prevention and safety to herbs and supplements.

Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Oxford Textbook of Medicine


Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy

Modern Herbal Medicine

Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy

This book provides a detailed, practical and, where possible, research-based rationale for the use of herbal treatments in a wide variety of clinical conditions and problems. Through the filter of current scientific literature, the authors have reevaluated traditional use of herbal remedies and present realistic guidelines for modern practice. A uniquely authoritative guide to applying herbal medicines as serious options for the treatment of some of the most troublesome conditions seen today. In particular, this book gives: * A clear description of the principles and foundations for the practice of phytotherapy * In-depth and detailed profiles of over 45 herbs, reviewing pharmacology, research, and traditional use * Therapeutics for actual disease states, supported by case histories *Coverage of challenging issues such as dosage, safety, and drug-herb interactions

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has risen sharply in the last decade. This consumer driven movement affects all specialities of conventional medicine and can influence the decision-making process and practice of primary care physicians. It is critical for today's medical professionals to be familiar with the potential benefits, adverse effects, and interactions of different CAM therapies. Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine presents a sound academic understanding of the healing therapies, approaches, and systems of CAM. The editors take a two-pronged approach to the subject. They discuss the underlying principles and their relevance to conventional medicine and provide in-depth information on specific therapies for common medical conditions. The book focuses on the CAM therapies most often used and therefore, most likely to effect a physician's practice. There are a number of CAM books available. However, most of authors of these books are CAM practitioners, neuropathic physicians, or both. This book is unique in that the contributors are academic physicians and other mainstream professionals. Thoroughly referenced, Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a science-based guide to the wide range of herbal and other CAM therapies and to understanding their application to human health and their interaction with conventional medicine.