Integrative Women's Health

Integrative Women's Health

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Women have made it clear that they desire a broader, integrative approach to their care. Here, for the first time, Integrative Women's Health weaves together the best of conventional treatments with mind-body interventions, nutritional strategies, herbal therapies, dietary supplements, acupuncture, and manual medicine, providing clinicians with a roadmap for practicing comprehensive integrative care. Presenting the best evidence in a concise, accessible format, and written exclusively by female clinicians, this text addresses many aspects of women's health, including feminine perspectives on aging, spirituality and sexuality, specific recommendations for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, headaches, multiple sclerosis, depression, anxiety, and cancer, as well as integrative approaches to premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, menopause, fibroids, and endometriosis. Homeopathic, Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners provide insight into the ways in which these systems manage reproductive conditions. As leading educators in integrative medicine, editors Dr. Maizes and Dr. Low Dog demonstrate how clinicians can implement their recommendations in practice, but they also go beyond practical care to examine how to motivate patients, enhance a health history, and understand the spiritual dimensions of healing.Irritable bowel syndrome (continued) conventional therapies for, 414 diet for, 414 a€“415 exercise for, 417 intestinal flora ... versus institutional settings for, 219 homeopathic remedies during, 220a€“221 mid-wife led care, 219 nutrition during, 218 pain ... 122 Light therapy, 240a€“241 for perinatal depression, 241 Lignans for uterine fibroids, 326 Low-carbohydrate diet, 17. ... See also postpartum depression complementary and alternative medicine therapy for, 236a€“241 Manual medicine, anbsp;...

Title:Integrative Women's Health
Author:Victoria Maizes, Tieraona Low Dog
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2010-01-30


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