The publication of a medical textbook for a new or emerging field always signals a turning point—a shift
toward greater awareness of theories, basic science research, and modes of clinical practice at the cutting
edge of medicine. Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine represents just such a coming of
age for an important new clinical and scientific field.
The Evidence Series of Briefing Papers aims to provide a review of the key papers in the literature, which provide evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of specific conditions. The sources of evidence will be clearly identified ranging from clinical trials, outcome studies and case studies.
In defining a new paradigm it is difficult to know where to begin. How do you take fifteen years
of medical practice in pathology and ten years of clinical observation utilizing the theories of
traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, and therapeutic nutrition and meld them
into a model of biological understanding and medical practice? The answer is actually quite simple
— start from the beginning and build a convincing model based upon sound physics, physiology,
pathology, and clinical medicine and see if the model fits the expected outcome.
This book is produced not as a comprehensive review of current understanding of the
pathogenesis of glomerulonephritis but rather as a series of well selected individual
update chapters that provide snapshots of the breadth and depth of renal science, as it
exists today. Thus, chapters cover the dual roles of the innate immune system in
mediating disease and initiating the immune response (Yahuan Lou), while others
focus on both the humoral and cellular arms of the adaptive immune system
(Tetsuhiro Tanaka et al.
This unique and comprehensive book reveals the Taoist secret of circulating Chi, the generative life force, through the acupuncture meridians of the body. Illustrated with detailed diagrams that aid the development of a powerful energetic flow, for psychological and spiritual health and balance.
Ngay cả đến DeVita's Textbook về Medical Oncology nay đã hơn 3500 trang, mà vẫn không thể nào đủ cho việc practice hàng ngày trên trại bệnh hay hematology / oncology clinics (mà các textbooks chuyên môn khi in ra thì đã lỗi thời ngay rồi - textbooks chỉ dùng cho undergrad hay internship). Trong residencies năm cuối, fellowships, và "ra đời" thì đều phải dẫn các articles mới vừa in ra trong báo chí chuyên môn của thế giới.
This book is divided to five main chapters discussing the different steps and stages of the
project. It also discusses some of the most important topics that help introducing The
Medical diagnoses system.
The main task
Auriculartherapy using ear acupuncture is a highly developed system for diagnosing and
treating disharmonies anywhere in the body by expertly examining the ear.
Thomas and others (1991) observe that patients who use
CAM and TM also commonly access conventional medical
care. In industrial countries, most CAM usage complements
conventional care, but this is also common in developing
nations. For instance, Mwabu (1986) provides evidence from
Kenya that patients are likely to use more than one type of
provider from the range of those available, such as government
facilities,mission clinics, private clinics, pharmacies, and tradi-
Alternative medicine is recognized as medical products and practices that do not belong to
the standard cares taken by medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy and allied health professionals.
Alternative medicine includes the mind-body interventions (i.e., meditation, yoga,
acupuncture, deep-breathing exercises, guided imageryAny of various techniques (such as a
series of verbal suggestions) used to guide another person or oneself in imagining sensations—
especially in visualizing an image in the mind—to bring about a desired physical response
(such as stress reduction).
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.