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Textbook of Natural Medicine

By Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray

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Format: Hardcover, 1944 pages, 4th Revised Edition
Published In: United States, 01 September 2012
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 diseases/conditions. One convenient volume replaces the cumbersome two-volume set for easy, convenient reference. Electronic access is available via Pageburst, making it easy to search topics, drugs, herbs and supplements, and diseases and conditions. Sold separately.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION 1. Eastern Origins of Integrative Medicine and Modern Applications 2. Functional Medicine: A 21st Century Model of Patient Care and Medical Education 3. A Hierarchy of Healing: The Therapeutic Order 4. History of Naturopathic Medicine 5. Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine 6. Placebo and the Power to Heal 7. Positive Mental Attitude 8. Research in Natural Medicine SECTION II: PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL MEDICINE 9. Apoptosis Assessment 10. Bacterial Overgrowth of the Small Intestine Breath Test 11. Cell Signaling Analysis 12. Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate 13. Fantus Test 14. Fatty Acid Profiling 15. Food Allergies 16. Genomics, Nutrigenomics, and the Promise of Personalized Medicine 17. Hair Mineral Analysis 18. Heidelberg pH Capsule Gastric Analysis 19. Immune Function Assessment 20. Intestinal Permeability Assessment 21. Laboratory Tests for the Determination of Vitamin Status 22. Lactose Intolerance Testing 23. Metal Toxicity: Assessment of Exposure and Retention 24. Mineral Status Evaluation 25. Oral Manifestations of Nutritional Status 26. Rapid Dark Adaptation Test 27. Stool Analysis 28. Urinary Organic Acids Profiling for Assessment of Functional Nutrient Deficiencies, Gut Dysbiosis, and Toxicity 29. Urinary Porphyrins for the Detection of Heavy Metal and Toxic Chemical Exposure 30. Urine Indican Test (Obermeyer Test) SECTION III: THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES 31. Acupuncture 32. Ayurveda: The Science of Life and Mother of the Healing Arts 33. Botanical Medicine -- A Modern Perspective 34. Botanical Medicine -- Understanding Herbal Preparations 35. Environmental Medicine 36. The Exercise Prescription 37. Fasting 38. Glandular Therapy 39. Homeopathy 40. Hydrotherapy 41. Manipulation 42. Nonpharmacological Control of Pain 43. Nontransfusion Significance of ABO and ABO-Associated Polymorphisms 44. Nutritional Medicine 45. Peat Therapeutics and Balneotherapy 46. Rotation Diet: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tool 47. Soft Tissue Manipulation: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Potential 48. Spirituality and Healing 49. Unani Medicine� NEW! SECTION IV: SYNDROMES AND SPECIAL TOPICS 50. Cancer -- Integrated Naturopathic Support 51. Chronic Candidiasis 52. Dietary Fiber 53. Functional Toxicology 54. Homocysteine Metabolism: Nutritional Modulation and Impact on Health and Disease 55. Hyperventilation Syndrome/Breathing Pattern Disorders 56. Immune Support 57. Intestinal Protozoan Infestation and Systemic Illness 58. Maldigestion 59. Sports Nutrition 60. Stress Management SECTION V: PHARMACOLOGY OF NATURAL MEDICINES 61. Alkylglycerols 62. Allium cepa (Onion) 63. Allium sativum (Garlic) 64. Aloe vera (Cape Aloe) 65. Angelica Species 66. Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood) 67. Artemisia annua (Sweet Wormwood) 68. Bee Products � Pollen, Propolis, and Royal Jelly 69. Beta-carotene and Other Carotenoids 70. Boron 71. Bromelain 72. Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) 73. Capsicum frutescens (Cayenne Pepper) 74. Carnitine 75. Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) 76. Chinese Prepared Medicines 77. Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh) 78. Citicoline (CDP-Choline) 79. Coenzyme Q10 80. Coleus forskohlii 81. Commiphora mukul (Mukul Myrhh Tree) 82. Crataegus oxyacantha (Hawthorn) 83. Croton lechleri (Dragon's Blood) 84. Curcuma longa (Turmeric) 85. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) 86. Echinacea Species (Narrow-Leafed Purple Coneflower) 87. Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian Ginseng) 88. Ephedra Species 89. Epilobium Species (Fireweed) 90. Fatty Acid Metabolism 91. Fish Oils and Omega-3 Fatty Acids 92. Flavonoids � Quercetin, Citrus Flavonoids, and Hydroxyethylrutosides 93. Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo Tree) 94. Glucosamine 95. Glutamine 96. Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) 97. Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal) and Other Berberine-Containing Botanicals 98. 5-Hydroxytryptophan 99. Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) 100. Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco) 101. Medicinal Mushrooms� NEW! 102. Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) 103. Melatonin 104. Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) 105. Mentha piperita (Peppermint) 106. Microbial Enzyme Therapy 107. Natural Products and Quality Control� NEW! 108. Naturally Occurring Antioxidants 109. Opuntia Species (Prickly Pear) 110. Panax ginseng (Korean Ginseng) 111. Pancreatic Enzymes 112. Phage Therapy: Bacteriophages as Natural, Self-limiting Antibiotics 113. Phosphatidylserine 114. Piper methisticum (Kava) 115. Prebiotics 116. Probiotics 117. Procyanidolic Oligomers 118. Pygeum africanum (Bitter Almond) 119. Ruscus aculeatus (Butcher's Broom) 120. SAMe (S-Adenosylmethionine) 121. Sarsparilla Species 122. Serenoa repens (Saw Palmetto) 123. Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) 124. Soy Isoflavones and Other Constituents 125. Tabebuia avellanedae (LaPacho, Pau D'Arco, Ipe Roxo) 126. Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew) 127. Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 128. Taxus brevifolia (Pacific Yew) 129. Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle) 130. Uva ursi (Bearberry) 131. Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) 132. Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry) 133. Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) 134. Viscum album (European Mistletoe) 135. Vitamin A 136. Vitamin K� NEW! 137. Vitamin Toxicities and Therapeutic Monitoring 138. Vitex agnus castus (Chaste Tree) 139. Water: The Most Basic Nutrient and Therapeutic Agent 140. Zingiber officinale (Ginger) SECTION VI: SPECIFIC HEALTH PROBLEMS 141. Acne Vulgaris and Acne Conglobata 142. Affective Disorders 143. Alcohol Dependence 144. Alzheimer's Disease 145. Angina 146. Aphthous Stomatitis 147. Asthma 148. Atherosclerosis 149. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) 150. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children 151. Bacterial Sinusitis 152. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 153. Bronchitis and Pneumonia 154. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 155. Celiac Disease 156. Cervical Dysplasia 157. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 158. Congestive Heart Failure 159. Cystitis and Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome 160. Dermatitis Herpetiformis 161. Diabetes Mellitus 162. Endometriosis 163. Epilepsy 164. Erythema Multiforme 165. Fibrocystic Breast Disease 166. Fibromyalgia Syndrome 167. Gallstones 168. Glaucoma 169. Gout 170. Hair Loss in Women 171. Hepatitis 172. Herpes Simplex 173. HIV/AIDS: Naturopathic Medical Principles and Practice 174. Hypertension 175. Hyperthyroidism 176. Hypoglycemia 177. Hypothyroidism 178. Infectious Diarrhea 179. Infertility, Female� NEW! 180. Infertility, Male 181. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) 182. Insomnia 183. Irritable Bowel Syndrome 184. Kidney Stones 185. Leukoplakia 186. Lichen Planus 187. Macular Degeneration 188. Menopause 189. Menorrhagia 190. Migraine Headache 191. Multiple Sclerosis 192. Obesity 193. Osteoarthritis 194. Osteoporosis 195. Otitis Media 196. Parkinson's Disease 197. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 198. Peptic Ulcer -- Duodenal and Gastric 199. Periodontal Disease 200. Porphyrias 201. Pregnancy Health and Primary Prevention� NEW! 202. Premenstrual Syndrome 203. Proctologic Conditions 204. Psoriasis 205. Rheumatoid Arthritis 206. Rosacea 207. Seborrheic Dermatitis 208. Senile Cataracts 209. Streptococcal Pharyngitis 210. Trichomoniasis 211. Urticaria 212. Uterine Fibroids 213. Vaginitis and Vulvovaginitis 214. Varicose Veins APPENDICES Candida Questionnaire Cervical Escharotic Treatment� NEW! Crohn's Disease Activity Index Fasting -- Patient Guidelines Gluten and Gliadin Content of Selected Foods Glycemic Index, Carbohydrate Content, and Glycemic Load of Selected Foods Hydrochloric Acid Supplementation: Patient Instructions The Optimal Food Pyramid Patient Instructions for Measuring Basal Body Temperature Rotation Diet Master Chart and Plan Seligman's Attributional Style Questionnaire Supplier Certification: Compliance Guide and Questionnaire �NEW! Vaginal Depletion Pack

EAN: 9781437723335
ISBN: 1437723330
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Dimensions: 28.19 x 22.35 x 6.86 centimetres (4.17 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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