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  • I’ve spent the last 28 years studying, practicing, teaching, and evolving as a naturopathic physician. Two themes have been consistent: natural medicine and the health care of women. Alternative medicine has come to be the popular term used to distinguish natural, noninvasive therapies from conventional medicine.

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  • This book provides information on alternative and complementary therapies that can expand the healing spectrum for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). It discusses healing perspectives and paradigms that have not been a part of traditional modern medicine but that, nevertheless, comprised a key component of healing armamentaria throughout much of mankind’s history.

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  • This book was written to provide accurate and helpful information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The term CAM refers broadly to medical approaches, such as acupuncture or herbal medicine, that are not typical components of conventional medicine. Despite the fact that the majority of people with MS appear to use CAM, it may be difficult to find reliable information about the relevance and usefulness of these therapies in MS.

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  • Alternative medicine is a term that causes confusion for most people. What is alternative medicine? How does it compare with conventional medicine? What is integrative medicine? Is integrative medicine the same as alternative medicine? How does alternative medicine compare with holistic health? What do all of these practices have in common, and what are their differences? Do they work? Are they safe? The reason most consumers choose to explore alternative approaches to healing is a very simple one: what they’re currently doing isn’t working.

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  • What is alternative medicine? Attempts to define what is conventional and what is not conventional introduce a bias, no matter who the arbiter is who sets up the definitions (Table 1). Many alternative therapies pre-date conventional medicine by hundreds or thousands of years. Some are quite well known, others seem mysterious or strange, and some pose serious risks (Murray and Rubel 1992). Many of us use unconventional therapies acquired from grandparents, parents, or friends (chicken soup is perhaps the most famous) in our personal lives without a second thought.

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  • This book, which you now hold in your hands, will change how medicine is practiced around the world. It is an extraordinary book written by an extraordinary medical doctor who is also a pioneering scientist in the best sense of the word. Prof. Rong Xiang Xu has a very rare spirit, for he is a man with a compassionate heart who observed the terrible suffering of his burns patients and rather than simply accepting conventional treatments (which do little to correct the burns trauma), this doctor created, with much diligence and hard work, the new standard of care for burns treatment.

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  • In recent years, complementary and alternative medicine (often referred to as CAM in the literature) has grown tremendously in both popularity and economic importance. It is now recognized that about one third of the population of industrialized countries has had some experience with CAM. The new medical industry has generated its own field of adherents, practitioners, opponents, lobbyists, counterlobbyists, and regulations.

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  • This handy reference provides users with an understanding of complementary and alternative treatment options for more than 130 common disease states. A practical manual, it describes a variety of possible approaches to small animal disorders. Concentrating on nutrition, herbs, traditional Chinese medicines, and physical therapies, the authors present both tradition- and evidence-based therapies for disorders not always responsive to conventional therapies.

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  • Chapter 13 - Complementary and alternative medicine. After studying this chapter you will be able to: Explain CAM, distinguish between complementary and alternative medicine and conventional medicine, summarize how cam and conventional medicine are used together, identify various types of complementary and alternative medicine,…

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  • The pervasiveness of different modalities of TM and CAM varies greatly from country to country. For example, in China, where traditional Chinese medicine is well integrated into the health system,many different modalities may be used to treat a given condition. In the United States, by contrast, CAM pro- grams are slowly being integrated with conventional medicine. Several medical schools have nascent CAM programs and have integrated them into medical school curricula to differing degrees.

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  • We have di f f e red from the standard NRC style in this volume in two minor ways. First, because the book is intended as a ready reference, we have spelled out all abbreviations the first time (and only the first time) they appear in each chapter and in each of the very lengthy main subheadings of Chapter 9. A list of abbreviations is included on page viii. Second, we have provided all measures of radiation and/or radioactivity as conventional units followed in parentheses by the equivalent measure expressed in Système Internationale units.

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  • Chapter 44 - Complementary and alternative medicine. After studying this chapter you will be able to: Explain CAM, distinguish between complementary and alternative medicine and conventional medicine, summarize how CAM and conventional medicine are used together, identify various types of complementary and alternative medicine,...

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  • Complementary and alternative medicine, which includes a range of practices outside of conventional medicine such as herbs, homeopathy, massage therapy, yoga, and acupuncture, hold increasing appeal for Americans. In fact, according to one estimate, 42% of Americans have used alternative therapies. In all age groups, the use of unconventional healthcare practices has steadily increased in the last 30 years, and the trend is likely to continue, although people born before 1945 are the least likely to turn to these therapies....

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  • Read the following paragraphs and carefully determine what the main idea is for each. The best way to approach these questions is to first read the paragraph and then, in your own words, restate what you think the author is trying to say. From the five choices, select the one statement that best supports the author’s point.

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  • Medicine is, fortunately, constantly evolving. Imaging diagnosis is no exception. Technical improvements guarantee further developments in diagnosis. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have attained a recognized value in the diagnosis of the heart, which is continuing to increase. For this reason, we have now provided a separate chapter on diagnostic imaging of the heart. We have placed sectional CT images next to MR images of the heart to facilitate classification. We have limited ourselves to scans which are presently recognized as standard.

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  • Medicine is, fortunately, constantly evolving. Imaging diagnosis is no exception. Technical improvements guarantee further developments in diagnosis. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have attained a recognized value in the diagnosis of the heart, which is continuing to increase. For this reason, we have now provided a separate chapter on diagnostic imaging of the heart. We have placed sectional CT images next to MR images of the heart to facilitate classification. We have limited ourselves to scans which are presently recognized as standard.

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  • Despite the significant decline in heart disease mortaht' rates over the last 25 years, heart failure has remained a significant problem. We are now confronted with large numbers of terminally ill patients for whom conventional therapies for heart failure have been exhausted and for whom repeated hospital visits are necessary. There now is a major thrust towards a management strategy which embraces a comprehensive approach including vigorous preventive measures and earlier surgical interventions.

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  • Bacteria are non-chlorophyllated unicellular organisms that reproduce by fission and do not present nuclear envelope. Gram´s stain is a staining technique used to classify bacteria based on the different characteristic of their cell walls. Gram-positive or Gram-negative bacteria are determined by the amount and location of peptidoglycan in the cell wall, exhibiting different chemical compositions and structures, cell-wall permeabilities, physiologies, metabolisms, and pathogenicities.

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  • Plants defend themselves from other organisms by elaborating bioactive chemical defences. This is the essential basis of the use of herbal medicines that still represents a major therapeutic resort for much of humanity However, at the outset, it must be stated that any plant that is not part of our evolved dietary cultures is potentially dangerous. Commercial herbal medicinal preparations approved by expert regulatory authorities have a significant place in mainstream conventional medicine and in complementary medicine.

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  • Ventral view of the brain, correlating patterns of visual field loss with the sites of lesions in the visual pathway. The visual fields overlap partially, creating 120° of central binocular field flanked by a 40° monocular crescent on either side. The visual field maps in this figure were done with a computer-driven perimeter (Humphrey Instruments, Carl Zeiss, Inc.). It plots the retinal sensitivity to light in the central 30° using a gray scale format. Areas of visual field loss are shown in black.

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