Integrative Pediatrics

Integrative Pediatrics

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There is ample evidence that children and adolescents in large numbers are actively using integrative (complementary and alternative) therapies. Various studies now indicate that over 50% of pediatricians surveyed would refer a patient for integrative therapy, and they would welcome more natural therapies for children provided they were safe and effective. However, there has been little training for pediatricians in this area. Integrative Pediatrics addresses these issues and provides guidelines for pediatricians, parents, and general audiences in a balanced, evidence-based manner. In this volume in the Weil Integrative Medicine Library series, the authors describe a rational and evidence-based approach to the integrative therapy of childhood disorders and well-child care, integrating the principles of alternative and complementary therapies into the principles and practice of conventional pediatrics. The authors examine what works and what doesn't and offer practical guidelines for physicians to incorporate integrative medicine into their practice and how to advise patients and their parents on reasonable and effective therapies. The text also covers areas of controversy and identifies areas of uncertainty where future research is needed. Chapters also cite the best available evidence for both safety and efficacy of all therapies discussed. The series editor is Andrew Weil, MD, Professor and Director of the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizon. Dr. Weil's program was the first academic program in the US and he is the major name in integrative medicine in the US, and well-known around the world. His program's stated goal is "to combine the best ideas and practices of conventional and alternative medicine into cost effective treatments without embracing alternative practices uncritically."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 1,156.65g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 6 halftone, 14 line illustrations, numerous tables
  • 0195384725
  • 9780195384727
  • 1,359,915

Table of contents

Foreword I ; Foreword II ; Acknowledgments ; Part I:Foundations of Integrative Pediatric Care ; 1. Introduction to Integrative Pediatrics, Timothy P. Culbert, Karen Olness, and Sunita Vohra ; 2. Assessment and Treatment Planning in Integrative Pediatric Practice, Timothy P. Culbert, Victoria Maizes, Tai Mendenhall, and David K. Becker ; 3. Culture and Spirituality in Integrative Pediatrics, Judson B. Reaney and Gregory A. Plotnikoff ; 4. Essential Medicine: Self Care for Pediatric Providers, Danna M. Park ; 5. Research and Education in Integrative Pediatrics, Sunita Vohra and Trish Dryden ; Part II: Pediatric Perspectives on Specific Therapeutic Approaches ; 6. A Pediatric Perspective on Acupuncture, Yuan-Chi Lin and Shu-Ming Wang ; 7. A Pediatric Perspective on Aromatherapy, Maura Fitzgerald and Linda L. Halcon ; 8. A Pediatric Perspective on Chiropractic, Karen Erickson, Elise Hewitt, Amy Watson, Anthony Rosner, and Randy Hewitt ; 9. A Pediatric Perspective on Energy Therapies, Mary Jane Ott, Larraine Bossi, and Jeanne Colbath ; 10. A Pediatric Perspective on Exercise Medicine, Amanda K. Weiss-Kelly and Susannah M. Briskin ; 11. A Pediatric Perspective on Herbals and Supplements, Paula Gardiner and Tieraona Lowdog ; 12. A Pediatric Perspective on Homeopathy, David Riley, Menachem Oberbaum, and Shepherd R. Singer ; 13. A Pediatric Perspective on Massage, Shay Beider, Erin T. O'Callaghan, and Jeffrey I. Gold ; 14. A Pediatric Perspective on Mind-Body Medicine, Daniel P. Kohen ; 15. Naturopathic Medicine and Pediatrics, Matthew I. Baral, Wendy Weber, and Jessica Mitchell ; 16. A Pediatric Perspective on Nutritional Therapeutics, Benjamin Kligler and Emilie Scott ; 17. A Pediatric Perspective on Osteopathic Medicine, Ali Carine, Miriam Mills, and Viola Frymann ; Part III: Clinical Applications in Integrative Pediatrics ; 18. Integrative Adolescent Medicine, Cora C. Breuner ; 19. Integrative Pediatric Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics, Sandford Newmark ; 20. Integrative Pediatric Gatroenterology, Gerard A. Banez and Rita Steffen ; 21. Integrative Pediatric Intensive Care, David M. Steinhorn and Sheila Wang ; 22. Integrative Pediatric Mental Health, Scott M. Shannon ; 23. Integrative Pediatric Oncology, Susan F. Sencer ; 24. Integrative Pediatric Pain Management, Joy A. Weydert and Mark Connelly ; 25. Integrative Pediatric Palliative Care, Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, Leora Kuttner, Krista Westendorp, and Ruth McCarty ; 26. Integrative Pediatric Primary Care, Lawrence D. Rosen ; 27. Integrative Pediatric Pulmonology, John D. Mark ; Part IV: The Future of Integrative Pediatrics: Looking Ahead ; 28. The Future of Integrative Pediatrics, Timothy P. Culbert, Kathi Kemper, Lawrence D. Rosen ; Part V: Integrative Pediatrics: Additional Chapters-Web-Based Supplement ; 29. Optimal Healing Environments in Pediatrics, Chris Feudtner and Wayne B. Jonas ; 30. Ethical Perspectives on Integrative Pediatrics, Kathi J. Kemper ; 31. Designing Integrative Pediatrics Programs: Business and Administrative Aspects, Lynda R. Cyr, Timothy P. Culbert, and Lori Knutson ; 32. Pediatric Perspectives on Environmental Medicine, Mark D. Miller and Alice C. Brock-Utne ; 33. A Pediatric Perspective on Creative Arts Therapies, Deforia Lane, Emily Darsie, and Barbara DiScenna ; 34. A Pediatric Perspective on Yoga, Gurjeet Birdee and Paula Gardiner ; 25. Improving Global Pediatrics and Reducing Health Disparities, Karen Olness and Boris Kalanjshow more

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