Search Results: research-made-easy-in-complementary-and-alternative-medicine

Research Made Easy in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Author: Mark Kane

Publisher: Made Easy

ISBN: 9780443070334

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

View: 6326

Highly engaging and visually attractive, this clear and lively introduction to research is designed to help readers gain confidence and initiate small practice-based research projects. Providing a foundation in understanding research, it includes valuable information on how to get started, how to formulate useful and answerable research questions, a range of methodologies set in terms of their usefulness and limitations, strategies for seeing a project through completion, and writing up the results. Pitfalls and pointers are also highlighted along the way. Provides a realistic and clear introduction to understanding research Features simple explanation of all key concepts Offers clear guidance on how to formulate and initiate a project Includes a summary of pros and cons of each research methodology Provides examples relating to each method Includes checklists, summary boxes, warnings, tips and illustrations in abundance

Acupuncture Research

Strategies for Establishing an Evidence Base

Author: Hugh MacPherson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443100292

Category: Medical

Page: 261

View: 7248

This is the first book to set out a full range of research strategies for evaluating the clinical practice of acupuncture. Leading acupuncturists and researchers with international reputations share their expertise. They illustrate their descriptions with practical examples of what has worked and what has not. It outlines many of the key challenges in the field. These challenges relate to the nature of acupuncture and the gap between current research evidence and the actual experiences of acupuncturists in the field. By focusing the chapters on key research questions, rather than methods, the book has a user-friendly feel. Each chapter is easily accessible with brief explanations of research designs as well as vignettes of relevant past research. The book is based on a deep understanding of acupuncture, with its inherent complexity in practice, whether based on traditional principles or more modern concepts. By incorporating a more sophisticated understanding of the field, this book details a range of strategies aiming to develop the evidence base with the utmost rigour. It is the first book on acupuncture research to take this unique view, integrating the very best of evidence-based medicine with a genuine sensitivity to the discipline of acupuncture, from its traditional and holistic roots to its more modern interpretations.

Reshaping Herbal Medicine

Knowledge, Education and Professional Culture

Author: Catherine O'Sullivan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443101353

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 206

View: 3758

This is the first definitive book to draw on unique, unpublished, professional expertise about the reshaping of herbal medicine in the UK. This book outlines the outcomes of recent examinations, and poses challenging questions about the direction of future herbal medicine policy within the UK. Contributions from Senior Members of the European Herbal Practitioners Association Well written and presented Includes vital issues such as divergent herbal traditions in the UK, history of herbal medicine in Europe, Patient and Public safety and Cultural issues faced integrating traditional systems of medicine within an allopathic medical model

Shadow Medicine

The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Author: John S. Haller, Jr.

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537700

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 8953

Can Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) find common ground? A distinguished historian of medicine, John S. Haller Jr., explores the epistemological foundations of EBM and the challenges these conceptual tools present for both conventional and alternative therapies. As he explores a possible reconciliation between their conflicting approaches, Haller maintains a healthy, scientific skepticism yet finds promise in select complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. Haller elucidates recent research on the placebo effect and shows how a new engagement between EBM and CAM might lead to a more productive medical practice that includes both the objectivity of evidence-based medicine and the subjective truth of the physician-patient relationship. Haller's book tours key topics in the standoff between EBM and CAM: how and why the double blinded, randomized clinical trial (RCT) came to be considered the gold standard in modern medicine; the challenge of postmodern medicine as it counters the positivism of evidence-based medicine; and the politics of modern CAM and the rise of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He conducts an in-depth case study of homeopathy, explaining why it has emerged as a poster-child for CAM, and assesses CAM's popularity despite its poor performance in clinical trials. Haller concludes with hope, showing how new experimental protocols might tease out the evidentiary basis for the placebo effect and establish a foundation for some reconciliation between EBM and CAM.

EKG auf einen Blick

Author: John R. Hampton

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 9783437410925


Page: 137

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EKG auf einen Blick (vorher "EKG leicht gemacht") bietet eine schnelle Einführung in die EKG-Befundung. Viele Abbildungen und knapper, prägnanter Text zeigen die Entstehung von normalem EKG sowie häufigen und wichtigen pathologischen Veränderungen und wie man sie erkennt. Wichtige Inhalte sind in Merke-Kästen hervorgehoben. Zahlreiche Beispiel- und Übungs-EKGs mit ausführlicher Befundung verdeutlichen die Inhalte und dienen zur Lernkontrolle. Übersicht der wichtigen Parameter in eigenem Kapitel.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

An Evidence-based Approach

Author: John William Spencer,Joseph J. Jacobs (M.D.)

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323020282

Category: Medical

Page: 632

View: 6223

This popular, evidence-based overview of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) emphasizes clinical research, analyzes the effectiveness of each therapy, and presents practical information on how these therapies can be used to treat health conditions and diseases. It not only acquaints the reader with information about CAM, but provides evidence for the effectiveness of various therapies used to treat medical conditions ranging from allergies to psychiatric conditions - in all populations relevant to CAM including children, women and the elderly. Summary tables embedded throughout highlight clinical data, statistics, and major research findings. More thorough documentation in this edition is achieved through new tables and added commentary on the quality of studies, making research findings more relevant and useful. Chapters are grouped according to condition and special populations rather than treatment, so readers can easily compare all possible treatments for a specific condition. Up-to-date tables allow the reader to see what studies have been done for a certain condition, and what the findings are. Extensive references and suggested reading lists refer the reader to the most up-to-date or historically relevant sources. An emphasis on research and clinical studies gives the book a comprehensive focus on CAM treatments and results. The evidenced-based approach clearly details which therapies are most effective and safe. Up-to-date tables focusing on critical needs related to demographics, safety, and areas of clinical pain allow summary information to be quickly referenced. Comprehensive, reliable content presents an unbiased account of CAM that allows the reader to follow the data without excessive commentary from the authors. A focus on major medical conditions for which there is the most detailed and up-to-date information available allows the reader to learn about the major critical issues of CAM. The ways in which research methodology can be used to practice evidence-based medicine is reviewed in several chapters. A focus on special populations, including women, children, and the elderly, presents important CAM considerations for these groups. A new chapter on Legal and Ethical Issues addresses important professional considerations for practice related to CAM, including physician liability, malpractice issues, patient responsibility, and accreditation and licensing of CAM providers. A new chapter on Integration of Clinical Practice and Medical Training with Complimentary and Alternative and Evidence-Based Medicine evaluating use of the case history approach; information and evidence in clinical practice and a model for integration of CAM used at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Significant content updates are provided for timely issues such as the use of herbs for depression, the use of massage for anxiety, CAM in pediatric and nursing care situations, and multi-modal therapies for pain. Each table throughout the book has been extensively updated with the latest facts and information. A final summary chapter at the end of the book presents emerging CAM treatments and suggests goals for CAM studies. Much more attention has been paid in this edition to evaluating the quality of research, which allows for concrete and valid conclusions that are supported by science. Appendices have been updated with much more information on research databases, listings, and organizations.

Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Governance Made Easy

Author: Ruth Chambers,Elizabeth Boath,David Rogers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138030694

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 4768

The previous editions of this book have proved to be immensely popular with all members of the primary care team. This fourth edition reflects recent emphasis on evaluation and audit of clinical care and services provided by individual practitioners, practice teams and Trusts. In particular it addresses the evolution of new systems for monitoring performance in Trusts with the establishment of the Healthcare Commission and the coordination of regulation bodies through the Healthcare Concordat. The sources of obtaining evidence have been completely updated by a health librarian with special expertise in clinical effectiveness. For healthcare students and new entrants to the profession this book, with its worked examples of how to do an online database search, is the most practical introductory text for locating the evidence for best clinical practice. It is essential reading for general practitioners, practice managers and nurses, and all those working in the primary care setting. The key reviews of previous editions are: "Invaluable" - "Doctor". "I recommend it to every health professional." - "Community Practitioner". "This is an easy to read introductory text defining and exploring clinical effectiveness and clinical governance." - "Nursing Standard". "It has an easy to read, jargon free format, making it useful for more experienced readers, wishing to recap on a particular topic." - "Journal Of Community Nursing". "A helpful addition to the practice library" - "Amspar". "Well-written and logically structured," - "Physiotherapy Journal". "There is a good balance between text and space and the authors have made a serious attempt to make the work user-friendly. The title is promising and the presentation is excellent." - "Nursing And Residential Care." "Previous editions were immensely popular with primary care teams. It provides realistic advice on collecting, evaluating, interpreting and applying evidence to support practice." - "Primary Care Partnerships".

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy

Author: Orrin Devinsky, MD,Steven V. Pacia, MD,Steven C. Shachter, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781934559086

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 1228

Epilepsy is a difficult illness to control; up to 35% of patients do not respond fully to traditional medical treatments. For this reason, many sufferers choose to rely on or incorporate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into their treatment regimens. Written for physicians, knowledgeable laypersons, and other professionals, Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy bridges the worlds of traditional medicine and CAM to foster a broader perspective of healthcare for patients. The book respects cultural differences that may incorporate alternative medicine into a medical management program, and encourages patients to safely continue receiving necessary medical treatments. Wherever possible, scientific evidence supports the choice of treatment modalities, as well as the effectiveness of a combined traditional and CAM approach. Readers will find incisive discussions in sections on: Learning to Reduce Seizures Asian, Herbal and Homeopathic Therapies Nutritional Therapies Alternative Medical Therapies Oxygen Therapies Manipulation and Osteopathic Therapies Music, Art, and Pet Therapies From stress and epilepsy, to acupuncture, massage, craniosacral therapies, homeopathy, ketogenic diets, aromatherapy, hypnosis, and more, the book is all-inclusive and enlightening. Additional commentary by the editors provides a critical vantage point from which to interpret the data and viewpoints of the contributors, all experts in the therapies presented. This balanced, scientific approach will appeal to even those most skeptical of alternative therapies, making the book essential for every professional who seeks to provide the broadest range of effective patient care.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - E-Book

Author: Marc S. Micozzi

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437727050

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 4791

Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Author: Tom Heller,Geraldine Lee-Treweek,Jeanne Katz,Julie Stone,Sue Spurr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134265336

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 2713

This book explores the challenging issues associated with complementary and alternative medicine in the context of the social, political and cultural influences that shape people's health. Divided clearly into three sections, this book: sets out the general context of social change, consumption and debate around the rise of public interest in CAM argues for and against different classifications of CAM critically assesses the importance of ethics and values to CAM practice and how these inform what practitioners do focuses on the question of what people want, the changing and contested nature of health, and the nature of personal and social factors associated with the use of CAM, leading to a focus on 'therapeutic relationships' examines the diversity of settings in which CAM takes place and the social, political and economic milieu in which CAM is provided and used. Together with its accompanying text, Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Structures and Safeguards, it forms the core text for the Open University course K221 Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Nursing

Fifth Edition

Author: Mariah Snyder, PhD, RN, FAAN,Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826114474

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 1069

Designated a Doody's Core Title! "...the editors have made wise choices in expanded content and new topics for this text. It is a must have book particularly for novices beginning their journey into CAM use and practice in nursing." (4 Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service As the consumer demand for and use of complementary therapies continues to increase, it is critical to have knowledge about complementary therapies for professional nursing practice: to provide your patients with information about therapies, to be informed about research and practice guidelines related to complementary therapies, to alert your patients to possible contraindications with traditional medicines, and to incorporate some of these therapies into your own self-care. Now in its fifth edition, Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Nursing continues to provide the scientific basis for the use of therapies with an emphasis on evidence-based practice. A new chapter dedicated solely to research has been added to this edition, and the studies related to each therapy continue to be included in each chapter. A uniform format used throughout the book gives easy access to information about each therapy. Each chapter contains: A description of the therapy Scientific basis for use of the therapy Inclusion of one or two techniques that can be used to implement the therapy Conditions and patient populations in which the therapy has been used Suggestions for research Precautions to be aware of when using a therapy are noted in the intervention section.

AIDS and Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Current Science and Practice

Author: Leanna J. Standish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443058318

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 2354

This informative book explains what is known scientifically about the effectiveness of complementary medicine therapies, including nutritional, homeopathic, and psychospiritual, for HIV/AIDS. The book discusses special research methodology challenges involved in the scientific evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine and offers new insights into the pathogenesis of AIDS.

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention

Foundations and Evidence-Based Interventions

Author: Marc S. Micozzi, MD. PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103086

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 4880

Provide whole care to your cancer patients with: Up-to-date information on the uses of diet, nutrition, and herbs Elucidations of the use of mind-body therapies such as Guided Imagery, Expressive Therapies, and spirituality Legal and medical guidance for incorporating Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Ayurvedic Medicine in cancer care According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (2004), up to 80% of cancer patients undergoing treatment by oncologists and radiation therapists also supplement their treatments with complementary and integrative medicines (CIM). Dr. Marc S. Micozzi has designed this text to provide a comprehensive resource for students and practitioners on the evidence for and applications of complementary, alternative, and integrative medical therapies. This is the first integrative oncology text for health professionals, and as such, it is essential reading for the incorporation of evidence-based practice into the care of patients with cancer and toward the prevention of cancer in the general population.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation

Author: Eric D. Leskowitz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 8331

With an emphasis on evidence-based medicine, this practical resource offers clinical examples, historical and theoretical information, and current research for four groups of therapies. It also covers some of the most widely encountered clinical conditions in rehabilitation, focusing on clinical practice and solid research.

Traditional and alternative medicine

research and policy perspectives

Author: Tuley De Silva,Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries

Publisher: N.A


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 594

View: 3199

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Herbal Medicinal Plants and Traditional Herb Remedies, held at Hanoi during 20-21 September 2007.

Diagnostik in der chinesischen Medizin

Author: Giovanni Maciocia

Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"

ISBN: 3437187538

Category: Medical

Page: 1132

View: 8515

Auf die Diagnose kommt es an Die Diagnose bestimmt die Therapie und den Behandlungserfolg. Bei der Betrachtung und Befragung des Patienten geht der bekannte Autor und Dozent Giovanni Maciocia von der Situation im westlichen Kulturkreis aus und leitet daraus die Syndromdifferenzierung laut TCM ab, um zu einer wirksamen TCM-Behandlung zu kommen. Das Buch hilft Ihnen , die richtige Bedeutung von Symptomen und Zeichen zu verstehen und richtig zuzuordnen. Es ist auf die tägliche Praxis zugeschnitten und lässt keine Fragen offen. Besonders wertvoll ist es für alle, die ein umfassendes Handbuch zur Syndromdiagnostik suchen. Die verschiedenen Zugänge zur richtigen Diagnose sind so detailliert ausgeführt wie bisher wohl noch in keinem anderen Fachbuch zur chinesischen Medizin. Zahlreiche Fallbeispiele aus der Praxis und ein umfangreicher Anhang mit Glossar, Index und Farbtafelteil ergänzen das Konzept.

Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine

An Introductory Manual

Author: Humayun J. Chaudhry

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781751926

Category: Medical

Page: 443

View: 5667

This new edition is fully updated to address and include: significant changes in hospital environments, including managed care delivery methodologies, how Medicare and Medicaid work, and the role of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other ancillary hospital personnel patient screening recommendations from agencies such as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society convenient lists of common drug reactions and commonly used alternative and complementary medicine treatment modalities expanded, commonly used medical abbreviations and acronyms. Students benefit from a convenient handbook that offers a crucial link between basic sciences years and the hospital experience, and are aided in achieving mastery of proper physical diagnosis and medical work-up for accurate diagnosis. Includes concise disease pathophysiology reviews.

Das große Buch der chinesischen Medizin

die Medizin von Yin und Yang in Theorie und Praxis

Author: Ted J. Kaptchuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453197664


Page: 455

View: 7582

Ohne Schlamm kein Lotos

Die Kunst, Leid zu verwandeln

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig

ISBN: 3485061182

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 1730

Jetzt glücklich sein! "Wer vor dem Leid wegläuft, kann kein Glück finden." Der große Weisheitslehrer zeigt in seinem neuen Buch, wie wichtig es ist, nach den Wurzeln des Leids zu suchen. Erst dann können Verständnis und Mitgefühl entstehen. Diese beiden sind der Schlüssel zu einem erfüllten und zufriedenen Leben. Wenn wir lernen, unser Leid anzuerkennen, leiden wir bereits weniger. Wir hören auf, die unangenehmen Gefühle in uns durch übermäßigen Konsum zu kompensieren. Achtsamkeit hilft uns zu sehen, dass wir bereits mehr als genug Bedingungen haben, um glücklich zu sein. Viele konkrete Übungen im Buch helfen, Leid zu lindern und mit immer mehr Freude und Gelassenheit durchs Leben zu gehen.

Complementary Therapies for Pain Management

An Evidence-based Approach

Author: Edzard Ernst,Kate Boddy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072343400X

Category: Medical

Page: 349

View: 8350

Pain is the single most common reason for patients to consult a CAM practitioner. This essential new book provides concise evidence-based information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in relation to pain. Each section has a clear and accessible design to enable quick decision-making, and includes an analysis of the most up-to-date research available. Provides a single authoritative reference source on CAM for pain for healthcare professionals Takes a systematic and evidence-based approach Offers concise information on CAM diagnostic methods and treatments for pain Summarises clinical trial data on the effectiveness of CAM for specific areas of pain Alerts readers to areas where CAM may present risks Weighs the benefits and risks of each CAM treatment in relation to pain Includes CD-ROM for easy searching of the text

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