Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) has become big business internationally, in particular with regards to a range of women’s health issues. With this context in mind, Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine constitutes a valuable and timely resource for those looking to understand, initiate and expand CIM research and evidence-based debate with regards to a wide range of women’s health care issues.
The collection brings together leading international CIM researchers from Australia, the USA, the UK, Germany and Canada, with backgrounds and expertise in health social science, statistics, qualitative methodology, clinial trial design, clinical pharmacology, health services research and public health. Contributors draw upon their own CIM research work and experience to explain and review core research and practice issues pertinent to the contemporary field of CIM and its future development with regards to women’s health.
The book outlines the core issues, challenges and opportunities facing the CIM-women’s health field and its study and will provide insight and inspiration for those practising, studying and/or researching the contemporary relations between CIM and women’s health and health care.
PART I: CIM USE AND WOMEN’S LIFE CYCLE
1. The role of complementary and integrative medicine within preconception care: contributing to an emerging research field.
2.Complementary and integrative medicine use in pregnancy: focus upon contemporary analysis of self-prescribed treatment among Australian women
3. Menopause and complementary and integrative medicine: a consideration of clinical evidence, grassroots use and contemporary clinical practice guidelines
4. Women, ageing and complementary and integrative medicine
PART II: CIM USE AND WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES
5. Women’s cancers and complementary and integrative medicine: a focus upon prevention, disease management and survivorship
6. The use of self-care practices and products by women with chronic illness: a case study of older women with osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
7. Women’s mental health and complementary and integrative medicine
PART III: CIM USE, WOMEN AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
8. Animating the ‘happening’ of complementary and integrative medicine: the potential of non-representational theory and some examples through older females’ use
9. Maternity care providers and complementary and integrative medicine
10. The role and influence of women in the workforce and practice of complementary and integrative medicine: contemporary trends and future prospects
11. Models of care and women’s health: drawing upon aspects of complementary and integrative medicine