Complementary Therapies and Wellness

Complementary Therapies and Wellness : Practice Essentials for Holistic Health Care

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Complementary Therapies and Wellness is the essential text for practical information about complementary care and wellness. Jodi Carlson and a team of leading experts in the field have compiled a complete resource for specific information about the many therapeutic approaches including reflexology, meditation, shiatsu, tai chi, yoga, and more. Comprehensive and complete, it also details all of the "need-to-know" basics from a historical summation to legal implications and documentation. Features: *Cutting edge content, authoritatively written by leading authors. *Comprehensive coverage of the many methods and modalities that are used in physical and occupational practice. *Detailed discussion of foundational principles including Asian medical systems, energy therapies, and mind/body interventions. *Application of principles to various groups of people and/or problems. *Chapter-ending review questions. *Focus Boxes highlight key issues within each chapter. *Detailed Appendix with additional holistic therapies and resources.show more

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  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 612.35g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130319368
  • 9780130319364

About Jodi Carlson

Jodi L. Carlson, M.S., O.T.R./L., Associate Editor, Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics; home health care therapist. (Chapter 1, "Basic Concepts," and Chapter 11, "Introduction to Mind-Body Interventions")show more

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Complementary Therapies and Wellness is the essential text for practical information about complementary care and wellness. Jodi Carlson and a team of leading experts in the field have compiled a complete resource for specific information about the many therapeutic approaches including reflexology, meditation, shiatsu, tai chi, yoga, and more. Comprehensive and complete, it also details all of the "need-to-know" basics from a historical summation to legal implications and documentation. Features: Cutting edge content, authoritatively written by leading authors. Comprehensive coverage of the many methods and modalities that are used in physical and occupational practice. Detailed discussion of foundational principles including Asian medical systems, energy therapies, and mind/body interventions. Application of principles to various groups of people and/or problems. Chapter-ending review questions. Focus Boxes highlight key issues within each chapter. Detailed Appendix with additional holistic therapies and resources.show more

Table of contents

I. ESSENTIALS. 1. Basic Concepts. 2. The Evolution of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States: The Push and Pull of Holistic Health Care into the Medical Mainstream. 3. Legal Issues. 4. Utilization, Reimbursement, Legislative, Fraud and Abuse, and Documentation Issues. 5. Researching Alternative Therapies. 6. Creating an Integrative Clinic. 7. Developing Therapeutic Presence. II. FOUNDATION PRINCIPLES. 8. Introduction to Asian Medical Systems. 9. Introduction to Energy Therapies. 10. Introduction to Manual and Body Based Approaches. 11. Introduction to Mind/Body Interventions. 12. Introduction to Health Promotion. III. SPECIFIC THERAPIES. 13. Biofeedback. 14. Craniosacral Therapy. 15. The Feldenkrais Method(TM). 16. Myofascial Release. 17. Non-Contact Therapeutic Touch. 18. Reflexology. 19. Reiki. 20. Relaxation, Meditation, and Breath. 21. Shiatsu. 22. Structural Integration (Rolfing). 23. Tai Chi. 24. Yoga. IV. WELLNESS AND SPECIAL APPLICATIONS. 25. Stress Management. 26. Pain Control. 27. Chronic HIV Disease. 28. Smoking Cessation. APPENDICES. 1. NIH Definitions of CAM Therapies. 2. Other Therapies and Medicine Systems. 3. Answers to Study Questions.show more

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