Complementary And Alternative Medicine For Older Adults

Author: Elizabeth R. Mackenzie, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826138064
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Complementary And Alternative Medicine For Older Adults. The field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is expected to grow tremendously in the next few years. In addition to an increase in the general population, the baby-boomer generation is quickly entering retirement and will likely take advantage of CAM increasingly as it ages. Although CAM research as applied to aging is just beginning and health professionals receive no special training in CAM and aging, the United States population still continues to employ it. For diagnoses that accompany aging such as cancer, neurological diseases, psychiatric disorders, and physical disabilities, CAM has often been used in addition to or in place of unsuccessful conventional methods of treatment. This new and up-to-the-minute compendium of reliable and authoritative information on complementary and alternative therapies seeks to provide information that older adults may use as they seek to improve their health and quality of life. Covering dietary means; physical, mental, and spiritual methods of treatment; and various types of therapies, this handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on complementary and alternative medicine available today. Each chapter or article includes: Brief definition of modality Anecdotal reports of usefulness Discussion of scientific evidence for and against modality List of resources that reader can use to find further information Examples of therapies covered include: Art & Music Massage Acupuncture Meditation Homeopathy Ayurveda Aromatherapy

The Menopause Thyroid Solution

Author: Mary J. Shomon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006189897X
Size: 52.89 MB
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The Menopause Thyroid Solution. From New York Times bestselling author and nationally recognized patient advocate Mary J. Shomon comes a groundbreaking guide to safely managing menopause through a better understanding of and better care for your thyroid. If you're one of the forty million American women struggling through menopause, you probably know all about the symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, and depression. But what you may not know is that the drop in reproductive hormones frequently triggers a thyroid slowdown—a "thyropause"—that can be the main cause for those troublesome symptoms. In fact, you may not even need hormone therapy, wild yam and progesterone creams, or herbs like black cohosh for a symptom-free menopause. What you really need is to begin to pay attention to your thyroid. In The Menopause Thyroid Solution, Mary J. Shomon will help you: Recognize the symptoms of a thyroid problem versus those of menopause Learn how to get your problems diagnosed and treated Find out what and how to eat, what medications to consider, what supplements to take, and what lifestyle changes to make Improve your metabolism and increase your energy

The Gale Encyclopedia Of Alternative Medicine A C

Author: Jacqueline L. Longe
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787674250
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The Gale Encyclopedia Of Alternative Medicine A C. Presents a four-volume alphabetically-arranged medical reference set that examines a variety of supplemental therapies and herbal remedies along with treatments for certain conditions and diseases.

Native American Medicinal Plants

Author: Daniel E. Moerman
Publisher: Timber Pr
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Native American Medicinal Plants. Describing the medicinal uses of over 2,700 plants by 218 Native American tribes, the author organizes his extensive research into eighty-two categories--including contraceptives, gastrointestinal aids, sedatives, toothache remedies, and more--and provides indexes arranged by tribe, usage, and common name, as well as 150 line drawings.

Edible Medicinal And Non Medicinal Plants

Author: T. K. Lim
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400773951
Size: 32.69 MB
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Edible Medicinal And Non Medicinal Plants. This book continues as volume 7 of a multi-compendium on Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants. It covers plant species with edible flowers from families Acanthaceae to Facaceae in a tabular form and seventy five selected species from Amaryllidaceae, Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Asparagaceae, Asteraceae, Balsaminaceae, Begoniaceae, Bignoniaceae, Brassicaceae, Cactaceae, Calophyllaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Combretaceae, Convolvulaceae, Costaceae, Doryanthaceae and Fabaceae in detail. This work will be of significant interest to scientists, medical practitioners, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, horticulturists, food nutritionists, botanists, agriculturists, conservationists, lecturers, students and the general public. Topics covered include: taxonomy; common/English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agroecology; edible plant parts and uses; botany; nutritive/pharmacological properties, medicinal uses, nonedible uses; and selected references.

Native American Ethnobotany

Author: Daniel E. Moerman
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881924534
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Native American Ethnobotany. An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. Anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman has devoted 25 years to the task of gathering together the accumulated ethnobotanical knowledge on more than 4000 plants. More than 44,000 uses for these plants by various tribes are documented here. This is undoubtedly the most massive ethnobotanical survey ever undertaken, preserving an enormous store of information for the future.

A Companion To The Medieval World

Author: Carol Lansing
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118499468
Size: 68.51 MB
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A Companion To The Medieval World. Drawing on the expertise of 26 distinguished scholars, this important volume covers the major issues in the study of medieval Europe, highlighting the significant impact the time period had on cultural forms and institutions central to European identity. Examines changing approaches to the study of medieval Europe, its periodization, and central themes Includes coverage of important questions such as identity and the self, sexuality and gender, emotionality and ethnicity, as well as more traditional topics such as economic and demographic expansion; kingship; and the rise of the West Explores Europe’s understanding of the wider world to place the study of the medieval society in a global context

Iroquois Medical Botany

Author: James W. Herrick
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815604648
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Iroquois Medical Botany. Iroquois Medical Botany is the first guide to understanding the use of herbal medicines in traditional Iroquois culture. It links Iroquois cosmology to cultural themes by showing the inherent spiritual power of plants and how the Iroquois traditionally have used and continue to use plants as remedies.

Cavitation And The Centrifugal Pump

Author: Edward Grist
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781560325918
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Cavitation And The Centrifugal Pump. This practical reference describes the occurrence of cavitation in a centrifugal pump, and how unacceptable cavitation can be avoided. It explains cavitation problems such as hydraulic performance loss, hydrodynamically or thermodynamically induced surging, and cavitation erosion. General guidelines for acceptable operation conditions, such as, net positive suction head (NPSH) margins and minimum flowrates, are presented along with evidence and logic for these proposed guidelines.

Edible And Medicinal Plants Of The West

Author: Gregory L. Tilford
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing
ISBN: 9780878423590
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Edible And Medicinal Plants Of The West. Interested in plants, personal well-being, and a healthy environment? Discover the healing powers of the herbal world. Detailed descriptions cover field identification, habitat and range, edibility, medicinal uses and more. Covers 250 species in the wes