Pediatric integrative medicine is a rapidly evolving field with great potential to improve the quality of preventive health in children and expand treatment options for children living with chronic disease. Many families actively use integrative therapies making familiarity with the field essential for clinicians working with pediatrics patients.
This book provides a clear, evidence-based overview of the field. Foundations of pediatric health are covered with a goal of reviewing classic information and introducing emerging research in areas such as nutrition science, physical activity and mind-body therapies. Complementary medicine therapies are reviewed with an eye to expanding the conventionally trained clinician’s awareness about traditional healing approaches. Clinical applications explored include:
- Mental health
- Environmental health
The book provides an excellent introduction to a relatively young field and will help the reader understand the scope of current evidence for integrative therapies in children and how to introduce integrative concepts into clinical practice. Integrative Pediatrics is a refreshing must-read for all students and health professionals focused on pediatrics, especially those new to the field or studying at graduate level.
Hilary McClafferty is Board certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine,
and integrative medicine. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at
the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona, a founding Board
member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, a leader of the Fellowship in
Integrative Medicine and Director of the international Pediatric Integrative Medicine
in Residency Program at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
She is certified in clinical hypnosis, trained in medical acupuncture, and speaks and
teaches internationally on integrative medicine topics including pediatrics, mind–body
medicine, environmental health, and physician wellness and resilience.