Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners!
SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS 1. Characteristics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2. Translation from Conventional Medicine 3. Issues and Challenges in Integrative Medicine 4. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Community 5. Social and Cultural Factors in Medicine
SECTION TWO: MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT 6. Vitalism 7. Mind-Body Thought and Practice: Great Britain to Early and Late America 8. Neurohumoral Physiology and Psychoneuroimmunology 9. Mind-Body Sciences and the Placebo Effect 10. Mind-Body Therapies, Stress Reduction, and Pyschometrics 11. Prayer, Religion, and Spirituality 12. Creative and Expressive Arts Therapies 13. Humor
SECTION THREE: ENERGETICS, MANUAL HEALING AND YOGA 14. Energy Medicine 15. Biophysics: Electricity, Light, Magnetism, and Sound 16. Principles and Bodywork and Manual Healing 17. Massage, Bodywork, and Touch Therapies 18. Osteopathy 19. Chiropractic 20. Reflexology 21. Yoga
SECTION FOUR: NATURAL AND ALTERNATIVE WESTERN THERAPIES 22. Nature Cure, Naturopathy, and Natural Medicines 23. Contemporary Naturopathic Medicine 24. Ethnobotany and Western Herbalism 25. Aromatherapy and Plant Essential Oils 26. Nutrition, Hydration, and Diet Therapies 27. Ecological Pharmacology: Molecular Biology to Systems Theory
SECTION FIVE: GLOBAL ETHNOMEDICAL SYSTEMS: ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 28. Traditional Medicine of China and East Asia 29. Classical Acupuncture 30. Traditional Medicine of India: Ayurveda and Siddha 31. Tibetan Medicine 32. Unani Medicine 33. Sufism and Healing in the Middle East
SECTION SIX: GLOBAL ETHONOMEDICAL SYSTEMS: AFRICA, AMERICAS, AND THE PACIFIC 34. Traditional Medicine: Ethnomedicine, Shamanism, and Origins 35. Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia, Indochina, and Vietnam 36. Blending of Chinese, Ayurvedic, Islamic, and Shamanic Healing: Burma, Thailand, and Nepal 37. Native North American Healing and Herbal Remedies 38. Central and South American Healing and Herbal Remedies 39. Latin American Curanderismo 40. Hawaii, South Pacific and Philippine Islands; Alaska and Pacific Northwest 41. African Healing and Becoming a Traditional Healer 42. Magico-Religious Traditions and Neo-Shamanism 43. Modern Asia, Africa, Americas, and the Pacific