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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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  • 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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  • Information technology is poised on the brink of transforming healthcare. IT is entwined with the continuing evolution of the molecular and physical sciences, and rather than dehumanizing us, IT has the potential to continually transform healthcare by the power of its information sharing and processing capabilities. IT particularly has the power to restore good aspects of healthcare based on a personalized and holistic approach, which has been progressively lost, and increasingly so since the Industrial Revolution and the escalating patient - to - physician ratios of the last century...

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  • I was stimulated to write these Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine by a recent sojourn in the south-eastern part of Europe. The name of the book defines, to some extent, its limitations, for my desire has been to give merely a general outline of the most important stages in the advancement of the healing art in the two Empires to which modern civilization is most deeply indebted.

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  • The origins of medical theory and practice in this nation extend further than the settlement at Jamestown in 1607. Jamestown was a seed carried from the Old World and planted in the New; medicine was one of the European characteristics transmitted with the seed across the Atlantic. In the process of transmission changes took place, and in the New World medicine adapted itself to some circumstances unknown to Europe; but the contact with European developments in theory and practice was never--and is not--broken....

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  • The historical material here presented was gathered for my classes at Fordham University School of Medicine during your term as president of the University. It seems only fitting then, that when put into more permanent form it should appear under the patronage of your name and tell of my cordial appreciation of more than a quarter of a century of valued friendship.

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  • Much has happened since the first edition of this book appeared in 2002. Despite the continuing paucity of robust scientific evidence to support most of its constituent therapies, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) remains popular with clients who appreciate the holistic approach and have a belief in its effectiveness.

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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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  • The American Holistic Nurses’ Association (AHNA) has joined with the authors and contributors of Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Fourth Edition, to develop further the knowledge base for holistic nursing and delineate the essence of contemporary nursing. The purposes of this book are threefold: (1) to expand an understanding of healing and the nurse as an instrument of healing; (2) to explore the unity and relatedness of nurses, clients, and others; and (3) to develop caring-healing interventions to strengthen the whole person....

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  • OVER THE PAST DECADE, alternative medical therapies have played an increasingly prominent role in American health care. In the nation’s grocery stores, homeopathic treatments and over-thecounter herbal remedies crowd aisles that were once largely devoted to analgesics, sore throat lozenges, and fruit-flavored, animal-shaped children’s vitamins. Eager to fill their beds and their coffers, hospitals advertise—even celebrate—the inclusion of nontraditional medical practices.

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  • This book is a compilation of chapters written by experts in their field on various modalities and dimensions of holistic health care and aging. We envision the book to be a compendium of reliable and authoritative information on complementary and alternative therapies that health professionals may use as they seek to improve the health and quality of life of those in their care.

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  • Why would one examine in detail complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments in mental health care in an era when traditional psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatments have never been better? There are at least two reasons: one is empirical, the other is theoretical. First, empirical data show that public interest in CAM treatments is growing rapidly, and it is thus incumbent on physicians to follow their patients’ lead and become knowledgeable about these treatments (Spiegel 2000; Spiegel et al. 1998).

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  • In the autumn of 1994, a New Yorker cartoonist imagined a clinical scene in which a patient who is literally radiant with health, his body throwing off a nearly blinding aura of wellness, is nevertheless being sternly admonished by his physician because he has achieved his health the wrong way: “You’ve been fooling around with alternative medicines, haven’t you?” the doctor scolds.1 New Yorker cartoons constitute the most sensitive of barometers to shifting currents in America’s cultural atmosphere.

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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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  • The history, culture and community values of East Africans are embedded in agriculture. It is the most important source of livelihoods for millions of East Africans. The sustainable management of the agriculture production process is therefore crucial if livelihoods are to be sustained. Organic agriculture is a holistic production management system, which promotes and enhances agro- ecosystem health, including bio-diversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity.

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  • When I reflect on my roles as a nurse, I identify my “raison d’ être´”—my most fundamental reason for being a nurse—as caring about my patients and promoting their wellness. I think about the many ways in which I use my nursing skills to help bring new life into this world; facilitate healing of body, mind, and spirit; and provide comfort during times of illness and death.Then my thoughts focus on the challenge of reconciling my ideals of having time to provide holistic care with the harsh realities inherent in the hurry and scurry of my job.

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  • Among the many diseases incident to the coal-miner, none come oftener under medical treatment, than affections of the respiratory and circulating organs. While the collier is subject--during his short but laborious life--to the other diseases which afflict the labouring classes in this country, such as inflammations, fevers, acute rheumatism, and the various eruptive diseases, he, at last, unavoidably, falls a victim to lesions within the cavity of the chest, arising from the nature of his employment.

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  • However, surveillance data shows that even in years of improved food production and relative stability, rates of acute and chronic malnutrition remain high in certain regions indicating other underlying causes play a significant role. Evidence shows that sub-optimal infant, young child and maternal feeding and care practices, low dietary diversity, poor hygiene, water and sanitation, high morbidity coupled with inadequate access to health care are key determinants of the problem.

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  • Amongst the various holistic systems now in vogue, reiki belongs to a type of healing through energy, somewhat similar to certain aspects of homoeopathic healing. Definition The word reiki is Japanese. It means Universal Life-Force Energy. It can be broken down into two components, “Rei” and “Ki”. “Rei” stands for Universal transcendent spirit; “Ki” is the life-force energy very similar to the Chi of Chinese acupuncture, the vital force of homoeopathy and the bioplasmic energy of the Russian researchers. It is the “Ki” that flows through all living beings.

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  • While every attempt has been made to ensure that the information presented here is correct, the contents herein are a reflection of the views of the author and are meant for educational and informational purposes only. All links are for information purposes only and are not warranted for content, accuracy or any other implied or explicit purpose. No tips in this document should be considered medical advice. Seek the help of a professional healthcare provider before making any decisions concerning your health. Use at your own risk. ...

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