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Integrative Medicine

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Stay on the cutting edge of today's most promising trends in complementary and alternative medical treatments with Dr. David Rakel's Integrative Medicine, 4th Edition. Written by physicians who are experts in both traditional and integrative medicine, this highly regarded, evidence-based reference covers therapies such as botanicals, supplements, mind-body, lifestyle choices, nutrition, exercise, spirituality, and more. Integrative Medicine, 4th Edition uses a clinical, disease-oriented approach, offering practical guidance for reducing costs and improving patient care.



Helps you safely and effectively incorporate complementary and alternative therapies into your everyday practice, while focusing on prevention and wellness for a better quality of life.
Uses the reliable SORT method (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy) to provide evidence-based ratings, grading both the evidence and the relative potential harm.
Explains how to make the best use of integrative medicine and the mechanisms by which these therapeutic modalities work, keeping you at the forefront of the trend toward integrative health care.
Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.



Includes 13 brand-new chapters, covering hot topics such as personalized medicine, MTHFR mutation, food allergy and intolerance, the gut-immune influence on systemic inflammation and disease, chelation therapy, testosterone deficiency, adrenal fatigue, and much more.
Features more than 100 significantly revised chapters and hundreds of new figures and tables throughout.
Provides online access to new multiple-choice questions for every chapter, perfect for board exam review - plus downloadable Patient Education Guides and video collections.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1152 pages
  • 222 x 281 x 43.18mm | 2,517.44g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • Approx. 202 illustrations (202 in full color)
  • 0323358683
  • 9780323358682
  • 263,728

Table of contents

PART I: INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

1 Philosophy of Integrative Medicine 2 Creating Optimal Healing Environments 3 The Healing Encounter 4 The Whole Health Process

PART II: INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO DISEASE

SECTION I AFFECTIVE DISORDERS

5 Depression 6 Anxiety 7 Attention Deficit Disorder 8 Autism Spectrum Disorder 9 Insomnia 10 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

SECTION II NEUROLOGY

11 Alzheimer Disease 12 Headache 13 Peripheral Neuropathy 14 Multiple Sclerosis 15 Parkinson's Disease

SECTION III INFECTIOUS DISEASE

16 Otitis Media 17 Chronic Sinusitis 18 Viral Upper Respiratory Infection 19 HIV Disease and AIDS 20 Herpes Simplex Virus 21 Chronic Hepatitis 22 Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) 23 Lyme Disease

SECTION IV CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

24 Hypertension 25 Heart Failure 26 Coronary Artery Disease 27 Dyslipidemia 28 Arrhythmias

SECTION V ALLERGY/INTOLERANCE

29 Asthma 30 The Allergic Patient 31 Food Allergy and Intolerance

SECTION VI METABOLIC/ENDOCRINE DISORDERS

32 Insulin Resistance and the Metabolic Syndrome 33 Diabetes Mellitus 34 Hypothyroidism 35 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 36 Osteoporosis 37 An Integrative Approach to Obesity 38 MTHFR, Homocysteine and Nutrient Needs 39 Adrenal Fatigue

SECTION VII NEPHROLOGY

40 Chronic Kidney Disease

SECTION VIII GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS

41 Irritable Bowel Syndrome 42 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 43 Peptic Ulcer Disease 44 Cholelithiasis 45 Recurring Abdominal Pain in Pediatrics 46 Constipation

SECTION IX AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS

47 Fibromyalgia 48 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 49 Rheumatoid Arthritis 50 Inflammatory Bowel Disease

SECTION X OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY

51 Preconception Counseling and Fertility 52 Labor Pain Management 53 Postdates Pregnancy 54 Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy 55 Managing Menopausal Symptoms 56 Premenstrual Syndrome 57 Dysmenorrhea 58 Uterine Fibroids (Leiomyomata) 59 Vaginal Dryness

SECTION XI UROLOGY

60 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 61 Urolithiasis (Kidney and Bladder Stones) 62 Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome 63 Erectile Dysfunction 64 Testosterone Deficiency

SECTION XII MUSCULOSKELETAL

65 Osteoarthritis 66 Myofascial Pain Syndrome 67 Chronic Low Back Pain 68 Neck Pain 69 Gout 70 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 71 Epicondylosis

SECTION XIII DERMATOLOGY

72 Atopic Dermatitis 74 Urticaria 75 Aphthous Stomatitis 76 Seborrheic Dermatitis 77 Acne Vulgaris and Acne Rosacea

SECTION XIV CANCER

78 Breast Cancer 79 Lung Cancer 80 Prostate Cancer 81 Colorectal Cancer 82 Palliative and End-of-Life Care

SECTION XV SUBSTANCE ABUSE

83 Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

SECTION XVI OPHTHALMOLOGY

84 Cataracts 85 Age-Related Macular Degeneration

PART III TOOLS FOR YOUR PRACTICE

SECTION IA LIFESTYLE: NUTRITION

86 The Elimination Diet 87 Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load 88 Antiinflammatory Diet 89 The DASH Diet 90 The FODMaP Diet

SECTION IB LIFESTYLE: EXERCISE

91 Writing an Exercise Prescription 92 Therapeutic Breathing 93 Low Back Pain Exercises

SECTION II MIND-BODY

94 Relaxation Techniques 95 Self-Hypnosis Techniques 96 Enhancing Heart Rate Variability 97 Guided Imagery and Interactive Guided Imagery 98 Journaling for Health 99 Forgiveness 100 Recommending Meditation 101 Motivational Interviewing 102 Emotional Awareness for Pain 103 Energy Psychology

SECTION III BIOCHEMICAL

104 Prescribing Botanicals 105 Prescribing Probiotics 106 Detoxification 107 Chelation Therapy 108 Integrative Strategies for Planetary Health

SECTION IV BIOMECHANICAL

109 Strain/Counterstrain 110 Acupuncture for Headache 111 Acupuncture for Nausea and Vomiting 112 Prolotherapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain 113 Nasal Irrigation for Upper Respiratory Conditions

SECTION V BIOENERGETICS

114 Integrating Spiritual Assessment and Care 115 Therapeutic Homeopathy 116 Biofield Therapies

SECTION VI OTHER

117 Creating a Greener Clinic: The Impact of Global Warming on Health 118 Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
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"This is a comprehensive reference that should be useful to medical physicians and other healthcare providers who are considering the use of nonpharmacological therapies for their patients with a wide range of health problems. Due to the expanding interest in the field of integrative medicine among both patients and healthcare providers, this update with 15 new chapters is timely and warranted." Reviewed by Charles E. Sawyer, BA, DC (Northwestern Health Sciences University) for Doody's Review Service
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