Providing a comprehensive overview of alternative health practices and complementary therapies from a nursing perspective, this enlightening and informative resource covers the principles, techniques, research, health promotion methods and healing practices for specific illnesses and symptoms.
This newly updated third edition incorporates the latest research findings, expanded resource sections, additional photographs, and thoroughly updated material. This is a perfect resource for nurses and practitioners in allied health fields who seek to expand their practice to offer wider choices to consumers of health care.
This practical guide covers the principles, techniques, research, and health promotion methods and healing practices of specific illnesses and symptoms. It encourages readers to explore alternative approaches and increases their knowledge about factors that contribute to health and illness.
-Chapters related to botanical healings, manual healing methods, mind-body techniques, and spiritual approaches to therapeutic intervention.
-USING RESEARCH TO HEAL feature presents current studies to further critical thinking and inspire you to design studies to answer your own questions.
-TRY THIS feature gives an example of how alternative practices can be integrated into your own life, as well as giving you ideas for client education.
-Appendix on Alternative Therapies for Common Health Problems.