Integrative Women's Health (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780190214791

Victoria Maizes; Tieraona Low Dog
864 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Dec 2015
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Integrative Women's Health remains the only in-depth, broad-based reference on integrative women's health written for health professionals. It helps providers address not only women's reproductive health, but also conditions that manifest differently in women than in men, including cardiovascular disease, arthritis, HIV, depression, and cancer. The text presents the best evidence, in a clinically relevant manner, for the safe and effective use of herbs, vitamins, diet, and mind-body strategies alongside conventional medical treatments. As leading educators in integrative medicine, editors Dr. Maizes and Dr. Low Dog demonstrate how clinicians can implement their recommendations in practice, going beyond practical care to examine how to motivate patients, enhance a health history, and understand the spiritual dimensions of healing. In managing the patient, alternative therapies are never seen as substitutes for mainstream medical care, but always "integrated" into the overall regimen, and always subjected to the best available evidence. New to this second edition are chapters on environmental medicine and women's reproduction, thyroid health, and lesbian health.


I. Lifestyle
1. Integrative Approach to Women's Health
2. Nutrition
3. Dietary Supplements
4. Physical Activity
5. Mind-Body Therapies
6. Healthy Aging
II. Systems and Modalities
7. Traditional Chinese Medicine
8. Ayurveda
9. Energy Medicine
10. Homeopathy
11. Manual Medicine
III. Reproductive Health
12. Premenstrual Syndrome
13. Vaginitis
14. Preconception Counseling and Fertility
15. Pregnancy and Lactation
16. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
17. Endometriosis
18. Chronic Pelvic Pain
19. Menopause
20. Prevention of Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer
21. Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment
IV. Common Conditions in Women
22. Hypothyroidism
23. Anxiety
24. Depression
25. Urinary Tract Infections
26. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
27. Headaches
28. Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
29. Rheumatoid Arthritis
30. Eating Disorders
31. Cardiovascular Diseases in Women
32. Osteoporosis
V. Special Topics in Women's Health
33. Sexuality
34. Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health
35. Environmental Exposures and Women's Health
36. Women, Soul Wounds and Integrative Medicine
37. Women's Health: Epilogue

About the author: 

Victoria Maizes is the Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine, and Public Health at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.; Tieraona Low Dog is the Director of the Fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona.

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