Drawing on solid scientific evidence as well as extensive first-hand experience, this manual provides the practical information you need to safely and effectively integrate complementary and alternative treatment modalities into your practice. It explains how alternative therapies can help you fight diseases that do not respond readily to traditional treatments... presents integrative treatments for a full range of diseases and conditions, including autism, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, and various forms of cancer...explores how to advise patients on health maintenance and wellness...and offers advice on topics such as meditation, diet, and exercises for back pain. 24 new chapters, a new organization, make this landmark reference more useful than ever. Provides dosages and precautions to help you avoid potential complications. Delivers therapy-based pearls to enhance your patient care. Facilitates patient education with helpful handouts. Offers helpful icons that highlight the level and quality of evidence for each specific modality. Includes bonus PDA software that lets you load all of the therapeutic review sections onto your handheld device. Presents a new organization, with numerous section headings and subheadings, for greater ease of reference. Provides additional clinical practice and business considerations for incorporating integrative medicine into clinical practice.
A Proven Prescription for Using Marijuana to Relieve Your Pain and Heal Your Life
Author: Rav Ivker
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
The first authoritative and comprehensive guide for treating chronic pain with medical marijuana from a holistic family physician who has treated more than six thousand chronic pain patients with cannabis. While the number of patients using medical marijuana increases every year, misconceptions about cannabis and whether it’s harmful or dangerous still exist. In Cannabis for Chronic Pain, Dr. Rav explains the potential of marijuana’s capacity for healing anyone afflicted with chronic pain. Medical marijuana is a safe, non-addictive alternative to dangerous opiate pain pills. Along with sharing his own story of using medical marijuana to heal from a severe case of shingles, Dr. Rav guides you through the cannabis and holistic treatment for your specific chronic pain condition. If you are suffering from arthritis, back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, anxiety, depression, or pain from cancer or its treatment, this may be the book for you. Dr. Rav offers step by step instruction on the benefits and appropriate use of medical marijuana. And he dispels many of the misconceptions. Did you know that you don’t have to smoke or eat cannabis for it to be effective? There are now patches and drops. We are entering a new age of acceptance and perhaps most importantly, as Dr. Rav highlights, it is now possible to create a distinct cannabis prescription for different types of chronic pain. Find what works for you and finally get the relief you need. Cannabis for Chronic Pain is the new, definitive guide for anyone who suffers from chronic pain.
"The Bible Cure for Colds and Flu" discusses how to diminish symptoms and contamination. Readers will find helpful alternative medical information together with uplifting and faith-building biblical truths.
The Holistic Medical Treatment Program for Osteoarthritis
Author: Robert S. Ivker,Todd Nelson
Introduces a program of lifestyle changes, including guidelines to healthy eating and exercising, to combat the effects of arthritis medication, relieve arthritis pain, and strengthen physical and spiritual health.
Author: Stilianos E. Kountakis,Brent A. Senior,Wolfgang Draf
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
This comprehensive volume with contributions by over 30 of the world's leading rhinologists will help to shed light on this difficult topic. Prof. Kountakis and Prof. Senior are well-known ENT-surgeons in the U.S. Prof. Draf is one of the most senior and most recognized ORL/Head- and Neck surgeon in Germany and world-wide. Thorough discussions of anatomy and pathophysiology of a variety of frontal sinus diseases provide a background for in-depth chapters on aspects of both medical and surgical management. A variety of surgical approaches are discussed, including the latest endoscopic techniques, as well as more traditional open and microscopic approaches. Heavily illustrated, this volume will be a "must have" for the rhinologist managing disease in the frontal sinus.
The new edition of this highly popular book is an indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems for nurses starting work on the ward or returning to practice. It provides guidance in a variety of areas including: how to organise your job and yourself; how to assess patients; clinical information on a wide range of conditions; important principles, procedures and investigations; how to administer drugs safely; and what to do in an emergency. As well as information on how to do the job, the importance of communication and nursing care issues is emphasised. Background information is also given on underlying legal, health and safety issues. This book will help you with Organising your job and yourself Assessing patients Getting clinical information on a wide range of conditions Important principles, procedures and investigations Administering drugs safely What to do in an emergency Communication, legal health and safety issues A new section on professional practice relates current issues to nursing practice Updated drug section provides essential understanding of common drug classes New resuscitation guidelines
This book shows you how to make Penicillin. Antibiotics changed life and medicine as we know it. Before Alexander Fleming's 1928 discovery of penicillin, there were a few options for the treatment of bacterial infections. Before Penicillin they cut off the limb or cut out that infected pound of flesh. World War II saw major advances in medical technology including the mass production of penicillin. On March 15, 1942, U.S. made-penicillin was used to successfully treat the first patient for septicemia, blood poisoning.
With thorough updates throughout, Clinical Radiation Oncology provides the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date information available for treating patients with cancer. From a multidisciplinary perspective, this new edition, edited by Drs. Leonard L. Gunderson and Joel E. Tepper, examines the therapeutic management of specific disease sites based on both single-modality and combined-modality approaches - providing you with the well-rounded, cutting-edge guidance you need to offer the most effective treatments. A consistent chapter format, full-color design, and access to the full text at www.expertconsult.com make reference fast and easy. It is an ideal resource for mastering the latest, most effective techniques and modalities! Deepen your knowledge with a comprehensive, clinical approach to the scientific foundations of radiation oncology and general oncology as well as state-of-the-art techniques and modalities. Implement a multidisciplinary, "team care" approach to providing intricate treatment plans for patients, often in conjunction with medical oncologists, and surgeons. Broaden your understanding of the basic biology of the disease processes. Examine the therapeutic management of specific disease sites based on single-modality and combined-modality approaches. Quickly and easily find critical information thanks to an easily accessible, full-color design with over 800 color figures that clearly depict treatment techniques. Get broad multimodality perspectives and unique insights from a diverse team of respected editors and contributors –many of whom are new to this edition – affiliated with institutions across North America and internationally Access the fully searchable text anywhere, anytime at www.expertconsult.com, along with references, additional images and tables, video clips and more! Stay current with comprehensive updates throughout that include a new chapter on survivorship issues, and additional video clips on treatments such as prostate and penile cancer brachytherapy. Improve outcomes by providing the most effective treatment for each patient with expanded coverage of new modalities and treatment regimens. Understand and comply with the latest staging guidelines.
Author: Michael Layland,Washington University School of Medicine Department of Medic
Pubpsher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
The Washington Manual® Otolaryngology Survival Guide includes an overview of the residency, a breakdown of common floor calls, consults, and emergency room calls, a typical daily routine, examination of the head and neck, and chapters on otology, rhinosinusitis, surgical treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disease, antimicrobial therapy, and pediatric otolaryngology.