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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Second edition

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Second edition

Edited by Steven B Kayne



A practical introduction on complementary and alternative medicines.

Published24th Nov, 2008
Dimensions234 x 156 mm
Page count624


Complementary medical treatments are increasingly popular and the public demand for information and treatment is growing rapidly. It is therefore essential that all pharmacists have good knowledge of the main aspects of complementary therapies to provide patients with advice and treatment with alternative therapies.

It provides a practical introduction on the products most frequently requested in community pharmacies and in hospitals. Chapters on other complementary therapies such as massage are also included for information so that pharmacists can give knowledge-based advice to the public.

In the second edition, all main areas including homeopathy, aromatherapy and herbalism have been updated and two new sections added. All legal issues are updated and legal information included from USA, Australia and New Zealand. Plus, evidence based material and research has been updated and more case studies with a focus on application.

A contribution from the USA has been included, as Steven Kayne enlisted a renowned expert to write chapters for this new edition.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine is an integral part of every MPharm course in the UK and of the pharmacy degree course in the USA.

Part 1: Introduction to CAM

The Concepts of CAM
Integrative Medicine
Delivering CAM
CAM in the USA
The Evidence Base for CAM
Pharmacovigilance of Complementary Medicines

Part 2 Therapies Involving Use of Remedies

Homeopathy and Anthroposophy
Medical Herbalism
Flower Therapies

Part 3 Traditional Medicine

The Traditional Healthcare Environment
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Indian Ayurvedic Medicine

Part 4 Other Therapies and Diagnostic Techniques

Diagnostic Techniques
Manual Therapies
Mind and Body Therapies


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