Over 2400 years ago Hippocrates was first to proclaim "the healing power of nature." Known as the founder of medicine, he believed in the natural healing ability of rest, a good diet, fresh air and cleanliness. Naturopathic medicine is based on this ancient philosophy. During the early 1900s naturopathic medicine enjoyed much growth and acceptance. The 1920s to the 1970s were a time of tremendous struggle for the naturopathic profession as the focus of health care shifted toward pharmaceutical medicine and medical institutions. Today, naturopathic medicine has established accredited academic institutions and programs, has strong national and provincial associations and, most importantly, it continues to graduate naturopathic doctors that embrace the principles of the healing power of the body - treating the root cause of disease and offering individualized treatment to each person.
'A significant contribution, Nature Cures provides a valuable perspective on the unconventional therapies that for many decades have, to the dismay of organized medicine, attracted large numbers of Americans engaged in the pursuit of health.' -Science'An authority on the history of medicine and health...his engaging, authoritative, and interesting book provides a valuable background to the wide range of therapies available today.' -NAPRA Review'A lively tale filled with fads and quackery, much of which was sanctioned by the medical establishment of its day, while efficacious regimes that are still practiced today were denounced. In so doing, he remains remarkably evenhanded and touches on the lives and reputations of such notables as Mary Baker Eddy, Catherine Beecher (sister of Harriet Beecher Stowe) and Daniel Webster.' -New York Daily News'A distinguished and respected writer about health and medicinal studies, Whorton gives us a thorough, deeply researched and objective history of alternative medicine. Presented in a relaxed and reliable style, this book is highly readable and surprisingly entertaining.' -Statesman Journal'Thorough, enjoyable, and rigorous, this study documents the major 'unconventional' healing movements of 19th- and 20th-century America. This book fills a large gap.... Highly recommended.' -Library Journal'A lively, entertaining, and well-documented introduction to the history of unconventional medicine in the U.S. over the past two centuries... There's much here to interest and perhaps amaze anyone who has ever been a patient.' -Kirkus ReviewsFrom reflexology and rolfing to shiatsu and dream work, we are confronted today by a welter of alternative medical therapies. But as James Whorton shows in Nature Cures, the recent explosion in alternative medicine actually reflects two centuries of competition and conflict between mainstream medicine and numerous unorthodox systems.This is the first comprehensive history of alternative medicine in America, examining the major systems that have emerged from 1800 to the present. Writing with wit and with fairness to all sides, Whorton offers a fascinating look at alternative health systems such as homeopathy, water cures, Mesmerism, Christian Science, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and acupuncture. He highlights the birth and growth of each system (including European roots where appropriate) and vividly describes both the theories and the therapies developed within each system, including such dubious practices as hour-long walks barefoot in snow or Samuel Thompson's 'puking and steaming' regimen. In particular, Whorton illuminates the philosophy of 'natural healing' that has been espoused by alternative practitioners throughout history and the distinctive interpretations of 'nature cure' developed by the different systems. Though he doesn't hesitate to point out the failings of these systems, he also shows that some 'cult medicines' have eventually won recognition from practitioners of mainstream medicine.Throughout, Whorton writes with a light touch and quotes from contemporary humorists such as Mark Twain. His book is an engaging yet authoritative history that highlights the course of alternative medicine in the U.S., providing valuable background to the wide range of therapies available today.Readership: General readers, students and scholars of medicine and medical history
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, specific foods have individual therapeutic properties. A particular food can be used not only to maintain health but also to contribute towards the treatment of a patient. Chinese Dietary Therapy provides a comprehensive guide to a wide range of foods. The book has been translated from a Chinese text and gives information about the way foods are prepared in the West; concepts in, and background to, the development of dietary therapy; general properties of foods and their application; principles and methods of dietary therapy; properties and applications of specific foods, including vegetables, fruit, cereals, nuts, meat, fish and shellfish; recipes and restrictions for common illnesses, and general, food and symptom indexes.
Edited for Western practice, this book will find a wide readership amongst all practitioners and students of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as being of interest to any health care professional involved with nutrition and diet.
This guide accessible to the students (both undergraduates and postgraduates) and faculty members of almost all the disciplines of health sciences. The book is designed specifically keeping in mind with all the core skills you need to make your mark as a high performing and an effective scientific writer. The book provides essential pointers for the beginners who are not well versed in writing a scientific paper. This compact, easy-to-use guide is a concise, yet comprehensive reference available for today’s writers that guides through the step-by-step method of preparation of an article and getting it published in a good biomedical journal. It offers practical advise, clear definitions, and helpful explanations in a clear and readable style. The principles applied are applicable to all the disciplines of health sciences. This book gives clear practical advises, illustrated with examples on how to write an original research paper, a review article, case report and letter to editor. The contents of the manual would be of value to all the scientific writers, the response be overwhelmingly positive and be most widely adopted in the nation. To enjoy while reading the material and also attempt to write a good scientific paper which would be acceptable in an international indexed journal with high impact factor. This book would help any trainee scientist to improve his/her skills in writing a paper and enjoy in doing so.
Quick Reference Dictionary for Massage Therapy and Bodywork will impress students and professionals in massage therapy as being a unique, ready reference for a wide variety of information relevant to the profession. Why look through numerous texts when everything you will want to find can be found inside one handy, pocket size resource? Concise and user-friendly, find quick access to over 2,000 definitions and terms that will be encountered daily by massage therapy students and professionals. Quick Reference Dictionary for Massage Therapy and Bodywork also contains 22 appendices on important topics such as AMTA Standards of Practice, medical codes for massage therapy, and acronyms and abbreviations.
An estimated 40 million Americans have medical symptoms that marijuana can relieve. Marijuana Medical Handbook is a one-stop resource that gives candid, objective advice on using marijuana for healing, understanding its effects on the body, safe administration, targeting illnesses, side effects, and the various delivery methods from edibles and tinctures to smokeless vaporizer pipes. The book also details supply issues, cultivation solutions (in a chapter by renowned expert Ed Rosenthal), and legal consequences. This thoroughly revised edition incorporates the most up-to-date information on the ever-changing politics of marijuana, the plant's usage, and medical research on it.
Medical Electronic Laboratory Equipment 1967-68 provides information of a comprehensive range of electronic and nucleonic equipment for use in laboratories concerned with all branches of medical research. This book covers a variety of topics, including amplifiers, computers, chromatographs, gamma encephalographs, display systems, kidney function systems, scintillation cameras, and ultrasonic equipment.
Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of a wide-section of the equipment available in the specialized field. This text then provides general descriptive data of equipment with considerable operating and applications information. Other chapters consider a large number of illustrations showing equipment in use, as well as the case histories, analyses, and references. This book presents as well data from Europe, United States, and Japan that are useful as a practical guide and manual by all concerned with the acquisition, assessment, and use of electronic equipment for medical research.
This book is a valuable resource for readers interested in acquiring medical electronics equipment.
For over a decade, Dr. Carol Davis opened the minds of health care professionals worldwide to the idea of complementary therapies in rehabilitation. The pages of this renowned text covered evidence for efficacy in therapy, prevention, and wellness unlike any other text; it is the first of its kind published in the United States.
As science continues to evolve and change, so does the expertise of Dr. Davis and the experienced therapists who join together in writing the various chapters in the Third Edition of Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation.
This evidence-based text includes an insightful review profiling the latest peer reviewed research of holistic approaches commonly used in rehabilitation. Students and practitioners are now able to evaluate the efficacy of these approaches from the evidence that is reported.
New to the Third Edition:
- The latest summary of findings in energy medicine and bio-energetics applied to
- Updates on randomized control trials
- Reviews of evidence of efficiency
- Energy techniques as a way of returning healing to health care
Professionals will also be excited to have at their hands a new chapter describing the latest discoveries in the science that helps explain how these therapies may “work.” It appears that the future of health care will be based on this unfolding science of energy, medicine and vibration. Professor Davis reads the most updated reports of the latest quantum science and then translates this information into meaningful ideas that relate to what therapists observe every day with patients in their case.
Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation, Third Edition, is the perfect text for all rehabilitation professionals looking to deepen their understanding of various holistic modalities that are making a difference in rehabilitation, especially with patients who have “hit the wall” with the standard treatments that based on mechanistic science. This text provides the latest knowledge and description of rehabilitation professionals' experience with these therapies, and reports the latest peer reviewed evidence for efficiency in therapy, prevention, and wellness.
A Western-Based Approach to Analyzing TCMs
In recent years, many pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations have been focusing on the development of traditional Chinese (herbal) medicines (TCMs) as alternatives to treating critical or life-threatening diseases and as pathways to personalized medicine.
Quantitative Methods for Traditional Chinese Medicine Development is the first book entirely devoted to the design and analysis of TCM development from a Western perspective, i.e., evidence-based clinical research and development. The book provides not only a comprehensive summary of innovative quantitative methods for developing TCMs but also a useful desk reference for principal investigators involved in personalized medicine.
Written by one of the world’s most prominent biostatistics researchers, the book connects the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies, and academia. It presents a state-of-the-art examination of the subject for:
- Scientists and researchers who are engaged in pharmaceutical/clinical research and development of TCMs
- Those in regulatory agencies who make decisions in the review and approval process of TCM regulatory submissions
- Biostatisticians who provide statistical support to assess clinical safety and effectiveness of TCMs and related issues regarding quality control and assurance as well as to test for consistency in the manufacturing processes for TCMs
This book covers all of the statistical issues encountered at various stages of pharmaceutical/clinical development of a TCM. It explains regulatory requirements; product specifications and standards; and various statistical techniques for evaluation of TCMs, validation of diagnostic procedures, and testing consistency. It also contains an entire chapter of case studies and addresses critical issues in TCM development and FAQs from a regulatory perspective.
This unique cookbook with a CD-ROM of printable recipes looks beyond intervening in the symptoms of health problems and addresses the ways in which diet can be used to help correct underlying imbalances in the body. Dealing with a range of different issues, including gastro-intestinal, immune system and hormone imbalances, this book clearly explains the intricacies of each problem and offers useful tips on how to truly make a difference through diet. The recipes provided for each imbalance are easy to follow and are accompanied by detailed nutritional information. The information throughout the book, including the chapter on healthy ageing, is designed for clients who wish to optimise their health, whether or not they are currently facing health problems. With its focus on a personalised approach to helping people through diet, this book is an invaluable resource for nutritionists, health professionals and their clients.