Integrative Women's Health

Integrative Women's Health

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As the largest group of healthcare consumers, women demand a broader, more integrative approach to their care, and this title meets that demand. While other books aimed at general audiences are commonplace, this is the first in-depth, wide-reaching reference on integrative women's health, written for both health-care professionals and general audiences. Not only does this title help providers address women's reproductive health, but it also explores conditions that manifest themselves differently in women than in men, such as, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, HIV, depression, and cancer. The book presents the best evidence-in a clinically relevant manner-for the safe and effective use of herbs, vitamins, diet, and mind-body strategies not usually taught in mainstream medicine, as well as conventional medical treatments. Dr. Maizes is Executive Director of Andrew Weil's program and Dr. Low Dog is Director of Education and an internationally recognized authority of women's health and herbal medicine. The book offers a critical appraisal of integrative approaches in women's health, including candid discussions of what is known versus not known, and it provides insight on how to advise patients with controversial issues such as sexual disfunction and loss of libido. In managing the patient, alternative therapies are never seen as substitutes for mainstream medical care but always 'integrated' into the overall regimen. Drs. Maizes and Low Dog present the information in an easy-to-read, two-color format featuring clinical pearls and key points.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 165.1 x 238.76 x 35.56mm | 1,065.94g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195378814
  • 9780195378818
  • 892,002

About Victoria Maizes

Victoria Maizes, MD, is an Associate Professor and the Internal Medicine Executive Director at the Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, is an Assistant Professor and the Internal Medicine Director of Education, at the Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona.show more

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"For practitioner seeking a basic introduction to integrative medicine as it relates to women, this is a good starting guide. The book covers lifestyle contributors to health and wellness (nutrition, dietary supplements, physical activity, mind-body therapies), world systems and philosophies related to disease (traditional Chinese medicine, energy medicine, homeopathy), reproductive health (premenstrual syndrome, the role of stress in infertility, chronic pelvic pain, menopause), and common illnesses in women (urinary tract infections, headaches, anxiety, eating disorders, osteoporosis). Concise sectioning of information in the chapters and good tables are the highlight of this book. There is much innovative information as it relates to the mind-body connection in health."--Doody's "Integrative Women's Health resonates with warmth, care, and empathy, from the foreword by series editor Andrew Weil, MD, to the editors' introductory chapter and epilogue, and throughout the contributing authors' chapters...Written by women, primarily for women, this book provides a powerful and practical set of guidelines for an integrative, celebratory, whole person approach to women's health." --HerbalGram "For practitioner seeking a basic introduction to integrative medicine as it relates to women, this is a good starting guide. The book covers lifestyle contributors to health and wellness (nutrition, dietary supplements, physical activity, mind-body therapies), world systems and philosophies related to disease (traditional Chinese medicine, energy medicine, homeopathy), reproductive health (premenstrual syndrome, the role of stress in infertility, chronic pelvic pain, menopause), and common illnesses in women (urinary tract infections, headaches, anxiety, eating disorders, osteoporosis). Concise sectioning of information in the chapters and good tables are the highlight of this book. There is much innovative information as it relates to the mind-body connection in health."--Doody's "Integrative Women's Health resonates with warmth, care, and empathy, from the foreword by series editor Andrew Weil, MD, to the editors' introductory chapter and epilogue, and throughout the contributing authors' chapters...Written by women, primarily for women, this book provides a powerful and practical set of guidelines for an integrative, celebratory, whole person approach to women's health." --HerbalGramshow more

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