A Concise Guide to Integrative and Complementary Medicine for Health Practitioners is a comprehensive textbook on the non-pharmacological treatments for common medical practice problems, with the support of current scientific evidence. Non-pharmacological approaches include advice for lifestyle and behavioural factors, mind-body medicine, stress management, dietary changes, exercise and sleep advice, nutritional and herbal medicine, acupuncture, complementary medicines and the role of sunshine that may impact on the treatment of the disease(s). Only proven therapies from current research are included, particularly from Cochrane reviews and research from systematic reviews, randomized control trials and published cohort and case studies.
•Instant access to evidence-based clinical information on non-pharmacological
treatments including complementary medicines, for common diseases/conditions.
•Instant access to prevention, health promotion and lifestyle advice.
•Each chapter of the textbook is summarised based on scientific evidence using the NHMRC guidelines grading system
•One/two page, patient summary sheet at the end of each chapter.
•Organised by common medical presentations
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Nutritional Assessment and Therapies
Chapter 3: Age-related macular degeneration and cataract
Chapter 4: Asthma
Chapter 5: Autism and hyperactivity disorder
Chapter 6: Anxiety
Chapter 7: Breast disease and cancer
Chapter 8: Cancer
Chapter 9: Cardiovascular disease
Chapter 10: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Chapter 11: Depression
Chapter 12: Diabetes
Chapter 13: Eczema and Psoriasis
Chapter 14: Headaches and Migraine
Chapter 15: Hyperlipidaemia
Chapter 16: Hypertension
Chapter 17: Infections
Chapter 18: Infertility
Chapter 19: Insomnia and sleep disorders
Chapter 20: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chapter 21: Menopause
Chapter 22: Musculoskeletal Disorders
Chapter 23: Neurological Disorders
Chapter 24: Osteoarthritis
Chapter 25: Osteoporosis
Chapter 26: Pregnancy
Chapter 27: Premenstrual Syndrome
Chapter 28: Prostate Disease and Cancer
Chapter 29: Renal Disease
Chapter 30: Herb – nutrient – drug interactions
By Vicki Kotsirilos, MBBS, FACNEM, Dr Vicki Kotsirilos, Chair RACGP working party on IM, Founder AIMA; Federal Government TGA, ADRAC and CMEC committee member ; Luis Vitetta, Associate Professor Luis Vitetta Director Centre Integrative Clinical and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Queensland and Avni Sali, Professor Avni Sali Medical Practitioner and Surgeon, President of AIMA, President International Council Integrative Medicine, Director National Institute Integrative Medicine, Professor (Honorary) School of Medicine, University of Queensland.