Integrative Oncology explores a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to cancer care that addresses all individuals involved in the process, and can include the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies alongside conventional modalities such as chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy. The number of integrative care programs is increasing worldwide and this book forms a foundation text for all who want to learn more about this growing field. This guide provides a thoughtful and generous perspective on integrative care, an outstanding overview of the exciting clinical opportunities these techniques can offer, and a guide to the new territories that all oncologists and CAM practitioners need to explore and understand.
Partial Contents: Introduction. Principles. Principles of Integrative Oncology. Research and Evidence. Legal Issues. Provider Wellness. Business Issues. Models of Care. Physician Education. Practice. Decision Making. Stages of Change. General Description of Modalities. Physical Activity. Nutrition. Mindy Body. Botanicals. Manual Medicine. Energy Medicine. Spirituality. Alternative Systems. Prevention. Physical Activity. Supportive Care