Providing a comprehensive overview of alternative health practices and complementary therapies from a nursing perspective, this enlightening and informative resource covers the principles, techniques, research, health promotion methods and healing practices for specific illnesses and symptoms. This newly updated third edition incorporates the latest research findings, expanded resource sections, additional photographs, and thoroughly updated material. This is a perfect resource for nurses and practitioners in allied health fields who seek to expand their practice to offer wider choices to consumers of health care.
Table of Contents
1. Integrative Healing 2. Basic Concepts Guiding Alternative Therapies 3. The Role of Evidence Based Health Care in Complementary and Alternative Therapies UNIT II. Systematized Health Care Practices 4. Traditional Chinese Medicine 5. Ayurvedic Medicine 6. Native American Healing and Curanderismo UNIT III. Botanical Healing 7. Herbs and Nutritional Supplements 8. Aromatherapy 9. Homeopathy 10. Naturopathy UNIT IV. Manual Healing Methods 11. Chiropractic 12. Massage 13. Pressure Point Therapies 14. Hand-Mediated Biofield Therapies 15. Combined Physical and Biofield Therapies UNIT V. Mind-Body Techniques 16. Yoga 17. Meditation 18. Hypnotherapy and Guided Imagery 19. Dreamwork 20. Intuition 21. Music Therapy 22. Biofeedback 23. Movement-Oriented Therapies UNIT VI. Spiritual Therapies 24. Shamans 25. Faith and Prayer UNIT VII Other Therapies 26. Bioelectromagnetics 27. Animal-Assisted Therapy Appendix. Alternative Therapies for Common Health Problems