688 pages | 73 B/W Illus.
Since the first suffering supplicant offered a prayer to his god or the first mother cradled an ailing child in her caring arms, we have witnessed how human health and healing go beyond any inventory of parts and infusion of chemicals. We humans are a complex melding of thought, emotion, spirit and energy and each of those components is as critical to our well-being as our physiological status. Even if we are just beginning to quantify and document these seemingly intangible aspect, to ignore them in the practice of medicine is neglect and an invitation to do harm.
The Scientific Basis of Integrative Health has been extensively updated and expanded to provide a comprehensive guide to integrative medicine. Taking a balanced and objective approach, this leading text bridges the gap between Western science and Eastern philosophy. It provides doctors and other health practitioners with information on complementary and alternative approaches to health, that is authoritative, evidence based, and epidemiologically substantiated.
Written for doctors and healthcare professionals by pioneering practitioners and updated with the newest research across and increasing range of possibilities, this third edition includes nine new chapters covering topics such as:
A Review of Classic Physiological Systems, Systems Integration: Psychoneuroimmunology, The Stress System, The Relaxation System: Theoretical Construct, The Relaxation System: Therapeutic Modalities, Energy Medicine: Cutting-Edge Modalities, Energy Medicine: Focus on Non-thermal Electromagnetic Therapies, Energy Medicine: Focus on Lasers, The Four Pillars and Two Guideposts for the Healing Professions™, The Pineal Gland: Energy Transducer, Soul Medicine: Crossing the Boundary, Human Epigenetics in Health and Disease, History and Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine, Wellbeing, Assessing the Toxic Load and Detoxification Strategies, Precision Nutrition, The Landscape of Integrative Medicine in America with a Shift to Prevention and Health Promotion, Whole Person Caring, Energy Medicine: Focus on Lasers.